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Introducing Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd (WICET), a visionary project that unites experienced users and operators in the bulk commodity ports industry.

Located in the Port of Gladstone, WICET provides 27 million tonnes per annum of new export capacity, with the potential for expansion to an incredible 120 million tonnes per annum. This industry-owned and privately funded model sets a new standard, allowing for essential coal transport infrastructure development without government funding. WICET aligns with the Queensland Ports Strategy, creates local employment opportunities, and supports community initiatives.

Proudly partnered with WICET for six years, ATQLD currently hosts two electrical apprentices, contributing to the production of qualified tradespeople. Together, we're shaping a brighter future!


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Introducing NRG Industrial Pty Ltd (NRG) as a host company to Apprentices and Trainees Queensland.


Founded in 2009 by Grantley Jack, NRG is a privately owned contracting company specialising in Electrical and Carpentry operating from Central Queensland on the Capricorn Coast.

They hold licenses to operate in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. NRG offers a comprehensive range of services, including construction, mining, maintenance, management, engineering, and renewables. With a highly skilled workforce and state-of-the-art equipment, NRG ensures the delivery of safe, cost-effective, and high-quality service.

We are filled with anticipation for the exciting prospects that lie ahead and the strong partnership that will come from this collaboration.


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Introducing Dawson Mine, an iconic open-cut metallurgical coal mine in Central Queensland!


Operating since 1961, it's one of the region's oldest and most influential coal mining operations. Dawson Mine made history as Australia's first coal exporter to Japan in 1961 and pioneered the use of draglines in 1963. Anglo American, in alliance with Mitsui, acquired the mine in 2002 and continues to lead with innovation.


Anglo American currently hosts 25 apprentices through Apprentices & Trainees Queensland, shaping the future of skilled tradespeople. It's an honour to work alongside Anglo American in producing these hardworking individuals! 

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Batchfire Callide Mine is a privately owned transitional energy business operating since 1944 producing energy coal located in the Callide Basin on some 20km from Biloela, Queensland. Producing ultra-low impurity, negligible fugitive emission coal, Batchfire’s technology-driven approach delivers 10 to 11 million tonnes of coal annually for domestic power generation, alumina refining, and export to Asia!

Our ATQLD team works closely with Batchfire to deliver them the best apprentices and trainees for their requirements. Batchfire hosts a diverse number of trades such as diesel fitter, auto electrical, and electricians, as well as warehouse trainees. In saying that, ATQLD currently has 18 apprentices and trainees working for Batchfire at Callide Mine at present.

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Batchfire in producing future hard-working tradespeople.

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Our Purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment by building trusted relationships with our customers. Our Promise is to work closely with our customers to help them succeed, using world-leading insights and solutions.
Downer designs, builds, and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. With a history dating back over 150 years, Downer is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and New Zealand Stock Exchange as Downer EDI Limited (DOW). 

Downer Group employs approximately 32,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand.
We embed sustainability in the way we deliver our services and operate our business across the Tasman. To Downer, sustainability means not only being environmentally sustainable, but it also includes advancing the communities in which we operate, the safety of our people, sustainable growth, improving relationships and ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workforce.
With our products and services impacting millions of lives every day, the sustainability of our operations is paramount – for our people, our partners, our shareholders, our customers, and their customers. We deliver these services while managing the impacts of our activities on the environment and communities in which we operate and working collaboratively with our supply chain. We understand that our ability to do this is fundamental to Downer’s long-term success.



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Established in 1976 Walz Group continues to expand across multiple locations.

Officially opening a Mackay branch in 2022, this new site offers a range of integrated services, providing specialist maintenance and construction solutions for the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors to the usual high standard that is associated with the Walz brand.

This company is a big supporter of apprenticeship programs, consistently giving opportunity to additional applicants & enabling their crew to nurture ‘home-grown’ talent. It is a pleasure to work with the Mackay team in supporting our apprentices throughout their trades and we hope to continue to grow our partnership well into the future.  


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Here at ATQLD we are in cooperation with so many companies to deliver the very best.

One of the companies that we are in partnership with is Walz, where we currently have 31 hard-working apprentices and trainees!

Walz is one of Queensland’s largest independently owned multi-disciplinary industrial infrastructure groups which was founded as a family business back in 1976 by Colin Walz. For over 40 years, Walz has been providing specialist maintenance and construction solutions for the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver safe, reliable, cost-effective solutions.

It's a pleasure being in collaboration with such a great company!


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Ashton engineering pty ltd

Introducing Ashton Engineering

Since 1955, Ashton Engineering has been a family-owned and operated Australian business based in Rockhampton, Queensland. We specialize in General Engineering, Fabrication, and Machining, serving diverse industries including Mining, Energy, Government, and Agriculture.

Their well-equipped workshops and expert team handle repairs, fabrications, and custom-built equipment for businesses of all sizes, from local to international. The CAD-equipped drawing office ensures precision in every project.

They’re strategically located near key industrial areas and committed to dealing with local industries whenever possible. They also have certified staff for road transport vehicle approvals and modifications, meeting Australian standards.

Apprentices and Trainees Queensland have taken pride in our partnership with Ashton Engineering since February 2011, as they continue contributing to skill development in the region.

Ashton Engineering has been your trusted source for engineering excellence since 1955.


 Barnes Electrical Service: Empowering Queensland for 25+ years! 

As the go-to electrical service provider in Gladstone and Central Queensland, Barnes Electrical has been illuminating lives since day one. With a diverse range of services, including emergency breakdowns, new installations, UPS backup systems, generator maintenance, and more, they cater to both commercial and industrial sectors. 

ATQLD currently has three apprentices learning the ropes at Barnes Electrical and is investing in the next generation of electrical talent. We have had three previous apprentices. The synergy between Barnes Electrical and ATQLD promises an exciting future! 


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KNL Engineering

KNL Engineering, a leading provider of solutions and technical services for various rotating and process equipment, serves industries such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing, mineral and ore processing, and general manufacturing. Recently achieving ISO Accreditation, KNL Engineering demonstrates their commitment to delivering top-tier services and solutions to clients across diverse sectors.

Their specialised team of service professionals focuses on fluid process equipment repair, providing a comprehensive 1-year warranty on all their work. KNL Engineering collaborates closely with clients to ensure top-notch repairs, rebuilds, and preventative maintenance services.

Since April 2023, KNL Engineering has actively partnered with Apprentices and Trainees Queensland, currently mentoring a first-year Mechanical Fitter apprentice on their path to completion. The company anticipates a promising future, eagerly looking forward to further collaboration with Apprentices and Trainees Queensland.



MPV Sandblasting & Coating Services

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ATQLD extends a warm welcome to MPV Sandblasting & Coating Services, expressing enthusiasm for future collaboration. MPV Sandblasting and Coating Services attributes its achievements in the Industrial Sandblasting & Coating sector to a steadfast commitment to delivering high-quality Blasting & Coating systems and providing exceptional customer service.

As a locally owned and operated Sandblasting & Painting business, MPV Services has earned a reputable standing in the industry. The company is firmly rooted in family values, creating an environment where team members experience a sense of belonging and support while pursuing fulfilling careers. The team at ATQLD eagerly anticipates the opportunity to collaborate with MPV and looks forward to the promising ventures that lie ahead.

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