​​​​​​​​​​Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program

The Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program provides Queensland industry with an opportunity to partner with government to prepare potential tradespeople for work in priority trade occupations.

It provides employers with an opportunity to influence public investment in skills including how, where and when training is delivered.

2016-17 funding information

Who can apply for funding?

Representative industry organisations and employers seeking to prepare potential tradespeople to transition to an apprenticeship are eligible to apply for project funding.

What is funded?

The program supports eligible participants to access a subsidised training place under the Annual VET Investment Plan.

Funding is available for industry-led pre-apprenticeship programs that support the completion of national qualifications and facilitate participants' transition to an apprenticeship or other industry supported trade training pathway.

Funded organisations will coordinate, manage and implement the project in partnership with an approved training provider, known as a pre-qualified supplier (PQS).

How are applications assessed?

Applications are assessed against set criteria. Applica​nts must demonstrate their capacity to manage the proposed project. Information on the assessment criteria is available in the Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program Policy 2016-17 (PDF, 409KB or DOCX, 748KB).

What level of funding is available?

The amount of funding provided is dependent on​ the nature of the training and the participant support to be provided, and the number of participants targeted by the project.

How can organisations apply for funding?

Applications for 2016-17 have now closed.

Frequently asked questions

Read the frequently asked questions about the Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program and applying for funding through the program.

Program documents

Funded providers and qualifications

2016-1​7 funding round

View the list of funded Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program projects (PDF, 100KB)​

2014-15 funding round

View the list of funded Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program projects (PDF, 107KB)

Related information

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Last updated
19 January 2018