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Telephone 1300 369 935
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The Queensland Government is partnering with industry to promote priority apprenticeship pathways and encourage more businesses to employ apprentices, as part of the new $1 million Advancing Apprentices Fund.

The fund supports the state's commitment to creating jobs for a strong economy and providing responsive government.

Industry groups and other peak bodies will be able to apply for matched funding to run industry-specific or local campaigns to generate interest in recruiting apprentices among the Queensland business community.

A series of ministerial roundtables will inform the development of the fund.

How to apply

Applications for the fund will be considered on an ongoing basis. Applications are assessed by a panel of government and external representatives with experience in the Queensland apprenticeship system.

Applications are assessed on the following criteria: value for money, campaign reach, campaign priority, campaign productivity and capacity to manage.

Eligible organisations include:

  • industry associations, industry groups and peak industry bodies
  • other peak organisations (professional or employee organisations)
  • Queensland businesses (directly involved with apprentices).

Application tools

Advancing Apprentices Fund application form (PDF, 1.1MB)
Advancing Apprentices Fund guidelines for funding (PDF, 214KB)
Budget tool (XLSX, 14KB)

Completed application forms, including any attachments or letters of support, can be submitted by:

Advancing Apprentices Fund
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
PO Box 15483

Email (preferred method):

Help and information

For all Advancing Apprentices Fund enquiries, including assistance with applications, please phone 1300 369 935 or email

More information

Read the minister's statement for more on the new fund.

For information about employing apprentices in Queensland, visit the Apprenticeships Info website.

Last updated 24 July 2018

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