Apprenticeship System Reform
The Further Education and Training Act 2014 (the Act) aims to deliver Queensland a modern and streamlined regulatory framework for apprenticeships, traineeships and other training related matters. It is focused on reducing red tape, removing unnecessary regulation and supporting consumers of vocational education and training services.
The Act retains the key concepts for apprenticeships and traineeships that exist in the current legislation. An apprenticeship or traineeship is still an employment-based training arrangement between an employer and apprentice or trainee.
The Act came into effect on 1 July 2014.
The Act includes significant reforms to the regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships and aligns a number of functions in Queensland with other states and territories.
Key changes in the legislation are to:
Download a copy of the Act from the Queensland Legislation website.