Apprenticeship Pathways

Apprentices and Trainees Queensland endeavour to find and place people of all ages in Apprenticeships and Traineeships without costs being incurred by the Trainee or Apprentice.

Automotive

There are a lot of different pathways within the automotive industry for those wishing to make a career out of their problem-solving skills and love of working with their hands.  Apprenticeships exist in Light Vehicle, Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics along with Panel Beating and Vehicle Painting. The nominal term for an apprenticeship in the automotive industry is 4 years.

Building and Construction

Apprenticeships within the Building & Construction Industry give apprentices the opportunity to learn theory & practical skills in roles such as bricklaying, carpentry, cabinet making, painting, plumbing, tiling, plant operator and many more. The building & construction industry is physical work and suits people who enjoy manual skills and logical thinking.  Nominal terms are usually 4 years.

Electrotechnology

An electrical apprenticeship enables apprentices to achieve relevant industry skills to install & maintain electrical components, wiring, equipment and systems. There are also opportunities to work in specialised areas of the electrical industry. The average duration of an apprenticeship is a nominal term of 4 years. A dual trade of Electrical & Instrumentation is a nominal term of 5 years.

Engineering

An apprenticeship in this exciting and diverse industry allows you to pursue a wide range of careers. There are apprenticeships in Boilermaking – working with heavy gauge steel, cutting, shaping, assembling & welding. Fitting & Turning – setting up machinery to manufacture engineering products, repair and replacement of components, install and maintain plant and machinery. Diesel Fitter – repair and maintenance of diesel engines. Nominal term is 4 years.

Hairdressing

During a hairdressing apprenticeship, you will learn skills such as hair colouring, cuts and styling and treatments for both men and women. There are multiple opportunities available after completing a hairdressing apprenticeship. Some career paths could be as a salon owner/manager, product consultant, colouring specialist and Salon assistant. The nominal term for a Cert III in Hairdressing is 3 years and there are minimal requirements needed to begin this apprenticeship.

Catering Operations

This apprenticeship will give you knowledge and skills required to work as a cook in various catering services. Work would be undertaken in hospitals and aged care facilities, sporting and entertaining venues and hotel banqueting departments. Cert III in Catering Operations is a nominal term of 4 years.