Employing an apprentice can maximise productivity and recruitment efficiency. In addition to giving your business the capability to grow, providing employment and training opportunities is also a great way to strengthen your workforce from within. Major Training believes apprentices are one of the most valuable resources a business can invest in, which is why we assist employers with providing apprenticeships in QLD.

Our team will work with you to facilitate employment and training opportunities to suitable candidates, allowing you to teach apprentices your policies and procedures from the very start of their career. If you’re unsure how to provide apprenticeships and traineeships through your business, the information below covers essential guidance for employers.

Employer Responsibilities

Employers who provide apprenticeship training are required to meet specific responsibilities to ensure optimal training outcomes. These responsibilities relate to: 

  • Training and assessment procedures
  • Minimum hours for school-based apprenticeships
  • Supervision
  • Range of work
  • Notification of events that could potentially impact training outcomes
  • Availability of facilities.

Major Training works with businesses to ensure they have the knowledge and resources to consistently do the right thing by their apprentices and trainees. For further information on all parties responsibilities please visit desbt@qld.gov.au and search information sheets.

Why Employers Choose Major Training

If you’re considering hiring a trade apprentice or trainee, Major Training can provide you with support throughout this process. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we’re able to offer a range of training plans for apprenticeships and traineeships across various industries, including:

  • Engineering
  • Civil construction
  • Carpentry
  • Automotive
  • Painting & decorating.

Major Training can develop customised training plans to suit the needs of apprentices and employers. Working in partnership with the Australian Apprenticeship Networks, we provide education and coaching to employers to ensure the proper delivery of training. Our team can also offer performance management support to employers to effectively track the progress of apprentices.

Apprenticeship Training Courses

Many trades take years to learn, and can only be taught through extensive hands-on training. Our apprenticeship training courses are designed to reflect the practical nature of the qualifications we provide,whilst working with the employer to allow the apprentices to develop the theoretical skills and knowledge needed to build a successful career in their chosen field.

Major Training offers the following apprenticeship courses:  

These courses are provided through part-time, full-time and school-based training plans. Employers are required to allow for the development of practical experience by adapting the course to their workplace procedures. This allows apprentices to gain a thorough understanding of their chosen qualification in a practical setting.

Costs and Incentives

Employers can subsidise the cost of offering apprenticeships in QLD by taking part in federal and state funding schemes and incentives. Designed to offset the expenses involved with providing skills-based training, these incentives enable businesses to invest in apprenticeships and traineeships without putting extra pressure on their bottom line.

To learn more about the incentives and funding provided to employers, please visit our Funding page.

For more information on the responsibilities of employers who provide apprenticeship training, contact Major Training today.