What support is available for construction apprentices and trainees?

There are lots of supports for construction apprentices and trainees in Queensland – we’ve made a list of websites to help you get the information you need.

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways: helps with your job hunting and can put you in contact with future employers. You can also complete online quizzes to help you choose a trade and find any gaps you might need to fix before applying.

Australian Apprenticeships: helps you understand what an Australian Apprentices Support Network (AASN) provider is, why you need one, and where to find one. There is also information on financial support programs.

Apprenticeship Support Australia: helps you understand how to find and apply for apprenticeships, and can help you find extra support services such as mentoring, financial incentives, and employer engagement.

QLD Government Apprenticeships and Traineeships: helps with information on apprenticeships and traineeships in Queensland, including eligibility requirements, available trades, financial incentives, and other support services for apprentices and trainees.

DESBT Apprenticeships and Traineeships: helps you find information about financial support, official apprenticeship and traineeship forms, policies and procedures.

Rights for apprentices and trainees

Fair Work: helps you understand your rights as an apprentice or trainee, including working conditions and pay. Have a read before you sign a contract to make sure you’re being treated fairly and understand what will be expected of you during your apprenticeship or traineeship.

QLD Government Apprenticeships Info: helps you find support services for apprentices and trainees, including financial assistance, mentoring, counselling, navigating your training, and help with any challenges along the way.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships

Australian Apprenticeships School-based Apprenticeships: helps you understand how school-based apprenticeships and traineeships work, including the program structure, eligibility criteria, and the benefits.

QLD Government School-based apprenticeships and traineeships: helps you understand how to do a school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, and has resources to help combine school and apprenticeship training.