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We want young Queenslanders to be able to gain a valuable qualification to build a career in the industries where we know there will be jobs in the future.

This is why the Queensland Government is increasing support for young Queenslanders up to the age of 21 by providing access to fully subsidised training across 139 priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications.

Free apprenticeships for under 21s will cover the cost of training for apprentices and trainees who commence or are undertaking a priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualification from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.

Qualifications on offer include traditional trade areas such as electrical, plumbing and engineering as well as non-trade areas such as healthcare, hospitality and early childhood.

It's all part of our Skills for Queensland strategy to deliver Queensland's next generation of skilled workers.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for Free apprenticeships under 21s, you must be employed as an apprentice or trainee under a training contract in one of the 139 priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications on or after 1 July 2019.

Find a qualification

There are 139 apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications to choose from.

Certificate III in Arboriculture - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Farriery - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Floriculture - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Landscape Construction - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Parks and Gardens - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Production Nursery - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Retail Nursery - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Sports Turf Management - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing - Apprenticeship

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) - Apprenticeship

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) - Apprenticeship

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Drivetrain Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Engine Reconditioning - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Sales (Parts Interpreting) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Automotive Underbody Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Bicycle Workshop Operations - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Elevating Work Platform Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Forklift Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Trailer Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Marine Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Barbering - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Hairdressing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Carpentry - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Bituminous Surfacing) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Bridge Construction and Maintenance) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Layer) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Marking) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Civil Foundations - Traineeship

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Fire Protection - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Gas Fitting - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Joinery - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Plumbing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Roof Tiling - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Shopfitting - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Signs and Graphics - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Solid Plastering - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Trenchless Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Traineeship

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) - Traineeship

Certificate III in Print Communications - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Print Manufacturing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Printing (Print Machining) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Printing (Screen Printing) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Appliance Service - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Data and Voice Communications - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Electrical Fitting - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Electrical Machine Repair - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Electronics and Communications - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811) & Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control (UEE31211) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Rail Traction - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Transmission Overhead - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Fire Protection Control - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Security Equipment - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Casting and Moulding) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication - Sheetmetal) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Patternmaking) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machining) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Maintenance - Diesel Fitting) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Maintenance - Fitting and/or Turning) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Toolmaking) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Engineering - TCF Mechanic - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Locksmithing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction - Apprenticeship

Certificate IV in Engineering (Higher Engineering Trade) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Baking - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Bread Baking - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Cake and Pastry - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Catering Operations - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Laboratory Skills - Traineeship

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques - Traineeship

Certificate III in Cabinet Making - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Flooring Technology - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Leather Production - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products (Canvas Goods Making) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products (Sail Making) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Belting) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Blow Moulding) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Blown Film) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Composites) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Extrusion) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Fabrication) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Injection Moulding) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Polyurethane) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Polymer Processing (Rotational Moulding) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Sawdoctoring - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Upholstery - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Woodmachining - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) - Apprenticeship

Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore) - Traineeship

Certificate II in Water Industry Operations - Traineeship

Certificate III in Water Industry Operations - Traineeship

Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment - Traineeship

Certificate III in Water Industry Irrigation - Traineeship

Choose the right apprenticeship or traineeship

To find an apprenticeship or traineeship that suits you, think about what you enjoy doing and what interests you. Read more about choosing the right apprenticeship or traineeship.

Find an employer

Once you have decided which apprenticeship or traineeship you want to do, you will need to find an employer to give you a job. You can be employed directly by a business or through a group training organisation.

What's free?

Free means the Queensland Government will cover the full cost of training in the listed priority qualifications, so eligible students don't contribute to training fees.

However, apprentices and trainees may incur related costs such as uniform and resource costs.

Related information

Last updated 5 August 2019

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