Free apprenticeships for under 25s

Free apprenticeships for under 25s will cover the cost of training for Queensland apprentices and trainees under 25 who commence or are undertaking one of 139 priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualification from 1 January 2021 to 30 September 2022.


To be eligible for Free apprenticeships for under 25s, you must be employed in Queensland as an apprentice or trainee under a training contract in a high priority apprenticeship and traineeship qualification on or after 1 January 2021 and be aged under 25.

There are 139 apprenticeships and traineeships to choose from.

Who are the approved training providers?

To receive the subsidy make sure your training provider is a Skills Assure Supplier (a government-approved training provider).

You can check this by finding a provider on the Queensland Skills Gateway:

  • enter the provider’s name or location
  • click ‘Find a training provider’
  • view the search results at the bottom of the page—if they are an approved provider, they will be listed as ‘Funded’.

How much will I have to pay?

You won’t have to pay any tuition fees but you may have to  cover other costs associated with your apprenticeship or traineeship, such as uniform, resource costs or travel to and from your training provider.

A travel and accommodation subsidy is available to eligible apprentices and trainees who are required to travel at least 100kms return to attend the off-the-job training for the  apprenticeship or traineeship.

How do I start training?

Follow these steps to get started in a high priority apprenticeship or traineeship.

More information

Read more about the Free apprenticeships for under 25s on the Department  of Employment, Small Business and Training website.

Contact the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on 1800 210 210 or

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