Learn, Work and Earn

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a real boss for a real wage. Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of an approved training organisation, such as ASTRA Group Services.

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The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

What’s available under the User Choice funding initiative:

Eligible students are entitled to access government-subsidised training for 2 apprenticeships or traineeships.

For this reason, it is very important that prior to signing your enrolment form and committing to this course, you take the time to consider the course you are choosing is right for you.

Available Contract Modes:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • School-based

Apprenticeship or Traineeship:
Apprenticeship

Priority:
1

Completion:
12 – 36 months (full time)

Number of Units:
Total units = 15
Core units = 11
Elective units = 4

Co-Contribution Fees:
Costs set by the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency.
Cost = $1 264.00 + elective units

Available Contract Modes:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • School-based

Apprenticeship or Traineeship:
Apprenticeship

Priority:
1

Completion:
12 – 36 months (full time)

Number of Units:
Total units = 19
Core units = 14
Elective units = 5

Co-Contribution Fees:
Costs set by the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency.
Cost = $553.60 + elective units

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to take on an apprentice or trainee, there are some requirements that employers must adhere to.

For an overview of what the eligibility requirements for apprenticeships and traineeships are, please visit the DESBT website.

Getting Started

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) is a free service and will be the first point of contact during the life cycle of the training contract, as well as:

  • provide an induction and general information about apprenticeships and traineeships
  • advice on the parties eligibility to Australian Government incentives and help to lodge claims
  • make regular contact with the parties to check on the progress of training

You will need to contact an AASN provider to facilitate the signing of the contract.

More information can be found on the DESBT website.

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