Traineeship & Apprenticeship Information for Business

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.

As part of the training contract, you can choose your training partner. If you select Major Training as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). This selection enables you to benefit from industry-experienced instructors and purpose-built facilities and equipment.

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 party's responsibilities please visit and search information sheets.

Why Employers choose Major?

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:

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.

If you arent happy with your current provider you can change at any time.


Making the switch to Major Training is easy


If you and your apprentice would like to change your supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) to Major Training, follow these simple steps:

  1. Make sure you both have a discussion and agree to the change.
  2. Complete the change of supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) form, and send to us:
  3. We will lodge your paperwork with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT) and will be in touch to arrange your training.

If you want to change more than one apprentice or trainee you need to complete sections 1 and 3 on the change of SRTO form, and submit a list 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 & 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.

Government Incentives

Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding whether to hire an apprentice or trainee will depend on the type of skills your business needs. Traineeships usually take 1-2 years full-time to complete, whereas apprenticeships typically take 3-4 years full-time to complete.

The type of financial support or funding you qualify for as an employer will depend on the type of training your apprentice or trainee is undertaking. The Australian government supports the development of skills in key areas by offering employers financial incentives for specific apprenticeships and traineeships. For more information, please visit our Funding page.


Your final decision should be based on a range of factors, including the specific types of training your RTO provides, delivery mode, location, costs and the type of skills your business is most in need of. Major Training is registered to deliver training for apprenticeships and traineeships in Queensland. To see what Major Training can provide for your business, learn more about our Funding options.

There are many benefits to employing an apprentice or trainee, including increased productivity, less risk of experiencing a skills shortage, financial incentives, and long-term development for your business.

Yes, but only if your business is equipped to meet all the training needs of your apprentice. If you’re not sure whether you qualify, learn more about supervisor requirements here.

There are some costs involved with employing an apprentice, but you may qualify for financial incentives to help offset those costs. Apprentices are an investment, and any money you spend on their training will benefit your business in the long run.

Yes. Generally, the probationary period for apprentices is 90 days and 30-60 days for trainees. For more information on probationary periods, please view the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training fact sheet.

Yes. Your apprentice may apply for a competency-based early completion. You and your RTO will need to ensure your apprentice or trainee has demonstrated all the required competencies before applying for early completion.


Go to the Department of Employment Small Business and Training fact sheet for more information.

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