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Apprenticeships and traineeships

Get a head start in your career by choosing an apprenticeship and traineeship program that's right for you.

Apprenticeship and traineeship programs allow you to:

Put simply, as an apprentice or trainee, you will be employed under a training agreement that offers a stimulating combination of employment and structured training.

You will be contracted to an employer for a period of time, enabling you to gain competence in your chosen trade (apprenticeship) or vocational area (traineeship).

Apprenticeships and traineeships at a glance

  Apprenticeships Traineeships 
Duration  Between 3 and 5 years Between 1 and 3 years 
Typical vocational areas/trades
  • hospitality (chef)
  • hairdressing
  • business
  • community services
  • hospitality and tourism
Learning options
  • full time
  • part time
  • school-based (part of the traineeship is completed while still in high school)
  • full time
  • part time
  • school-based (part of the traineeship is completed while still in high school)
Personalised training plan Is drawn up by you, your employer and your training provider (i.e. MSIT) Is drawn up by you, your employer and your training provider (i.e. MSIT)

More information

Apprenticeship definition

A system of training regulated by law or custom that combines on-the-job training and work experience while in paid employment with formal off-the-job training.

The apprentice enters into a contract of training or training agreement with an employer that imposes mutual obligations on both parties. Traditionally, apprenticeships were in trade occupations (declared vocations ) and were of four years' duration.

Our AQTF Audit Outcomes

The AQTF audit summary (DOC, 62KB) gives an overview of the latest audit findings from all AQTF audits conducted at Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE by the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment. 

A brief summary of any significant and/or critical non-compliances and actions taken to rectify these issues are included.

This page was last updated at 25-October-2013
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