Thanks to the Queensland Government, young Queenslanders can gain a qualification through free training for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Free apprenticeships for under 25s will cover the cost of training for employers who have commenced a new apprentice or trainee, or already have an existing apprentice or trainee aged under 25, in a priority qualification from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023. Your employer will pay your wages, and you might have to meet costs related to any uniform or other training resources.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for Free apprenticeships for under 25s program:

  • You must be under the age of 25
  • You must be employed as an apprentice or trainee under a Training contract in one of the priority qualifications.
  • You must have commenced, or be undertaking, your training between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023.

You must also meet other general eligibility requirements for apprenticeships and traineeships.


Apprenticeships and Traineeships

For more information, visit the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website, or call 13 27 86.