is the third most populous state in the country, with a population of five
million. It is home to 10 of the
Australia’s 30 biggest cities, with Brisbane, it’s capital, being the largest. Agriculture and tourism are major industries
in the state, which produces many different types of tropical fruits and
vegetables and is home to many natural parks, including the Great Barrier Reef
off the coast of Cairns.
Programs In QLD
Queensland government passed the “Further Education and Training Act” of 2014
to reform the regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships to fall in line
more with national standards. Some
Reducing the time for lodging a training contract to 28 days
Reducing red tape in the training process
Allowing the apprentice to transfer a training contract to another employer
The Queensland government identifies wages as they are defined by the Fair Work Ombudsman national website. Again, wages will vary based on the industry, your age, and whether you have finished year 12, so going to the fair work website will give you more detailed information about the wages in your specific industry according to your personal situation.
Alternatively, you can simply call the Fair Work Ombudsman directly to get more information for your specific circumstances. Their phone number is 13 13 94.
offers a few incentives that make the apprenticeship training process more
Free training for year 12
graduates in selected apprenticeships
Skilling Queenslanders For Work
Program is a six-year government initiative to help unemployed or underemployed
job seekers get into the workplace (read more here)
Travel and accommodation subsidies
Financial support and loans
Popular adult apprenticeships
Like most other states, apprenticeships as technicians and trade workers is by far the most popular industry. Construction and welders are two of the most popular adult apprenticeships. However, due to a booming tourism industry, apprenticeships in tourism have also become quite popular.
How to get an apprenticeship in Queensland
You can view a list of TAFE courses offered in Queensland here and here.