What is Free Apprenticeships for Under 25’s

The Free apprenticeships for under 25s program will cover the cost of training for Queensland apprentices or trainees who commenced or are undertaking 1 of the 139 high priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications from 1 January 2021 to 30 September 2022.

What courses are offered under Free Apprenticeships?
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive subsidised training under the User Choice program you must:

  • be employed in an approved apprenticeship or traineeship in QLD.
  • have entered a training contract for a qualification funded by the government
  • You must commence, or be undertaking, your training between 1 January 2021 and 30 September 2022.
  • have selected a government-approved training provider.
  • Age requirements 17yrs or older. (If the Apprentice or trainee is under 18 years of age at the date of signing the training contract, the signed consent of a parent or guardian is required.)
Important Information

An apprentice or trainee can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time. Once you complete a maximum of two government contributions for a User Choice funded qualification you will no longer be eligible for further subsidised training under the User Choice 2020-21 program.

Please note that pricing and course availability is subject to change without notice. For more information on this program you can download the Queensland Government User Choice policy here.

Employer Information

For information regarding the incentives available please following the link below. https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/apprentices/incentives

Credit Transfer

Students can be granted Credit Transfers towards their course with the basis of outcomes gained through participation in courses or training packages with another Registered Training Organisation. In order for the Credit Transfers to be granted the student must supply a copy of their course transcript and allow Building Futures Education to access their USI Transcript. Information on how to give access will be emailed to the student during the enrolment process.

How To Apply

Step 1: Find an employer – To be eligible for a traineeship/Apprenticeship you must find a company that is willing to employ trainee’s and Apprentices.

Step 2:  Commence employment – Once you have been successfully employed as a Trainee/Apprentice complete the Enrolment Enquiry Form on our website. Once we have received this form we will send you an information regarding your course. You will be required to send back a confirmation that you would like to go ahead training with us.

Step 3: Choose a Apprentice Network Provider – Your employer will contact their preferred Apprenticeship Network Provider and will arrange a time complete the training contract with you and your employer.

Step 4: Complete Induction course – You will be sent a link to log into our Student Management System Axcelerate to complete our online induction course. During this induction you will be given in depth information about your course and Building Futures Education. Once this is complete you will be sent the online enrolment form.

Step 5: Commence Training – You will be enrolled into the Nationally Recognised Course you have chosen with Building Futures Education and you can commence your training.