The group training organisation (GTO) pre-apprenticeship program provides funding to GTOs to recruit, screen, induct and deliver tailored support to individuals placed with host employers to undertake employment-based, pre-apprenticeship training.

The program will provide more than 240 Queenslanders with short-term paid employment while undertaking a certificate I in hospitality, construction, engineering or automotive, positioning them to take on an apprenticeship and realise their long-term career goals.

Under the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032, the GTO pre-apprenticeship program has been extended to provide training and employment pathways for Queenslanders to start an apprenticeship , with a strong focus on people from backgrounds not strongly represented in construction, engineering and hospitality apprenticeships.


To be eligible, participants must:

  • be aged over 15 years and have left school
  • be seeking entry into an eligible industry (hospitality, construction, engineering or automotive)
  • meet the eligibility requirements to undertake an apprenticeship in Queensland
  • not hold a certificate I in hospitality, construction, engineering or automotive.

Delivery locations and organisations

The program is being delivered in specific locations across Queensland. Contact the organisations below to learn more about eligibility, availability, and recruitment.

Delivery location (by region)Organisation
Darling Downs South WestGolden West Apprenticeships Ltd
Phone: (07) 4624 5700
Far North Queensland

Australian Training Works Ltd
Phone: (07) 4049 2987

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions Ltd
Phone: 1300 933 358


Apprenticeships Queensland Limited
Phone: 1300 333 953

Smart Apprenticeship Solutions Ltd
Phone: 13 30 24

North Coast

East Coast Apprenticeships
Phone: (07) 3881 3166

Apprenticeship Careers Australia
Phone: 1300 765 155

North QueenslandCommunity Solutions Group Ltd
Phone: 1300 621 499
South East

Prestige Staffing Solutions
Phone: 1300 368 097

Protect Personnel (NQ) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 477 683

Housing Industry Association Ltd
Phone: 1300 650 620

Last updated 30 April 2024

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