The Queensland Quality Standards for principal employer organisations were adopted by the department as the quality arrangements for corporations that employ, or intend to employ, 25 or more apprentices and trainees for the purpose of placing into hosting arrangements in Queensland. These standards were implemented from 1 July 2008.
The Queensland Quality Standards:
- provide a framework for the provision of a consistent quality training and employment experience to apprentices and trainees
- assist principal employer organisations to monitor and improve their delivery of training and employment to their apprentices and trainees
- provides the department with a consistent basis for the recognition, support and monitoring of principal employer organisations.
The department, as the State Training Authority, has extended the application of the Queensland Quality Standards to all corporations seeking initial and continued recognition as principal employer organisations.