Employer responsibilities

In addition to an employer's usual responsibilities to their employees (which includes apprentices and trainees), an employer of an apprentice or trainee has specific responsibilities relating to:

  • training and assessment
  • providing facilities, range of work, supervision and minimum hours (for school-based apprentices and trainees)
  • notification of events relating to the training contract.

Read about your responsibilities as an employer of apprentices and trainees.

Declaration of an apprenticeship or traineeship

All apprenticeships and traineeships in Queensland are declared by the department. The declaration details the requirements of the training programs to ensure the apprentice or trainee receives quality training as agreed to under the training plan.

If you do not meet the requirements, sanctions may apply.

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