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Funding for workforce training

Our Business Development team is experienced in identifying and sourcing government funding initiatives that may be applicable to your training needs.

We are constantly researching these opportunities and can advise you of which ones may apply to your particular circumstances.

Queensland Apprenticeship Pledge

The Queensland Apprenticeship Pledge is a new initiative that aims to drive the creation of additional apprenticeship opportunities.

Under the Queensland Apprenticeship Pledge, the government invites individual employers, including employers who do not currently have apprentices, to 'make a pledge' to employ additional apprentices.

This initiative provides eligible employers with an incentive of up to $6,000 for each additional apprentice they employ and retain.

The incentive is paid in two stages:

  • $4,000 paid in October 2015; and
  • $2,000 paid in October 2016.

Only businesses that make a pledge are eligible to receive the incentive payments.

The incentive will apply to eligible apprenticeships commenced from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

For more information or to make a pledge to employ additional apprentices please go to

Find out more about Apprenticeships and Traineeships at TAFE Queensland South West