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apprentices and trainees

Interested in a career with ATQLD? 

Read through our information below to get started.


Minimum Age:

Individuals who are 13 years of age or older may be eligible to undertake Apprenticeships and/or Traineeships in most occupations.  

QLD legislation applies some age restrictions to particular Apprenticeship and Traineeships.  


As a general rule, only Australian citizens, and New Zealand citizens who have entered Australia on a valid Passport, have unrestricted rights to Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Australia.  Any other person wishing to participate in an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship must have a valid Visa allowing employment.  Visa holders may engage in Apprenticeships and Traineeships provided their work rights allow this, based on information provided by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB).​

What Can We Provide?

  • A Host Employer

  • We cover training fees

  • We Pay Wages, Superannuation, Worker’s compensation

  • Annual leave, Personal leave etc

  • Dedicated Field Officer available for mentoring, monitoring and support

  • Personal Protective Equipment, including uniforms and boots

  • Tool allowance (if applicable)

School Based Apprenticeship/ Traineeship Programs

Did you know ATQLD developed the original School-Based Apprenticeship program?  In 1997, 12 Year 11 students commenced Boiler making Apprenticeships under a School-Based scheme. This program is now delivered across Australia and a very proud accomplishment in ATQLD’s history.

Students, particularly in years 10, 11 and 12, are able to participate in school-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships which allows the student to study for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), whilst working and training towards a recognised qualification.​

While being hosted out to Orica I’ve enjoyed the positive culture and work environment during my apprenticeship. This helped me gain a wide range of skills and exposure in my E&I trade. ATQLD has helped mentor me through my apprenticeship having their support and guidance.

Ethan Hitzke - Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice



I’ve enjoyed working on a wide variety of structures and crews over the duration of my apprenticeship with Walz. I was able to obtain extra training and was well supported in my personal development during this time. I would like to thank my family and friends, Walz, ATQLD and many others that helped me over the past 4 years of my apprenticeship.

Ryan Sibley - Boilermaker


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