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).
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
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Email (preferred method): firstname.lastname@example.org
Help and information
For all Advancing Apprentices Fund enquiries, including assistance with applications, please phone 1300 369 935 or email email@example.com.
Read the minister's statement for more on the new fund.
For information about employing apprentices in Queensland, visit the Apprenticeships Info website.