By employing an apprentice or trainee, you provide training in 'your way of doing the job' - by having staff trained your way from the start, you can increase your business' efficiency and productivity.
Financial incentives may be available to employers (dependent upon the qualification). Please visit the Queensland Government website for more information on the financial incentives and benefits involved with employing a trainee or apprentice.
Participants may be eligible for funding under the Queensland Government User Choice Program to undertake a traineeship with Gold Training in one of the following qualifications:
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance)
To be eligible to receive a government contribution the apprentice or trainee must have:
entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
be registered on DELTA with a commencement date or recommencement date on or after 1 July 2010
select a training provider who holds Pre-Qualified Suppler (PQS) status for their nominated qualification
The Government contribution under the User Choice program will be detailed in the apprentice or trainee's letter of registration from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and is subject to student eligibility.
User Choice funding is available to new workers who are employed as apprentices/trainees. Employees who are classified as 'Existing Workers' are not eligible under this program.
Existing workers are defined as:
worked 3 months full-time for the employer identified in the training contract; or
worked 12 months part-time or casual for the employer identified in the training contract and as defined in the Department's Existing Workers in Apprenticeships and Traineeships policy.
Employees who are classed as 'Existing Workers' may still be eligible for funding providing they are undertaking a priority qualification. Please contact Gold Training for more information.
Student Contribution Fees
Student contribution fees under the User Choice program in 2017-20 are calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module and are calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module. The contribution fees may be adjusted annually.
Participants who meet the following criteria will be charged 40% of the student contribution fee:
the participant was or will be under 17 at the end of February in the year in which the PQS provides training, and the participant is not at school and has not completed year 12
the participant holds a health care card or pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth legislation, or is the partner or a dependent of a person who holds a health care card or pensioner concession card, and is named on the card
the participant issues the PQS with an official form under Commonwealth legislation confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependent, is entitled to concessions under a health care card or pensioner concession card
the participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
For our refund policy, please see the Gold Training Student Handbook for our terms, conditions and cancellations policy.