Apprenticeships & Traineeships


At InTech, you can undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship through our User Choice Program. As an apprentice or trainee, you will work towards completing a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of InTech. You’ll be trained and mentored all the way. You’ll earn a wage and work towards a qualification that could really take you places. InTech is an approved provider User Choice Program to deliver a number of qualifications in the automotive and engineering fields through an apprenticeship or traineeship.

InTech liaises with a number of apprenticeship network providers including Busy At Work and MEGT Australia.

To begin an apprenticeship with InTech, please see the courses we have available under our User Choice Program here and the process for selecting InTech as your preferred training provider.

For the eligibility criteria please check the QLD Government website below:

Apprenticeships and Traineeships
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What is the difference between an apprentice and a trainee?

Apprentices are trained in a skilled trade (e.g. electrical, plumbing, cabinet-making, automotive) and, upon successful completion, become a qualified tradesperson. Apprenticeships generally take up to 4 years to complete.

Trainees are trained in vocational areas (e.g. business administration, information technology, tourism) and, upon successful completion, receive a qualification in their chosen vocational area. Traineeships generally take between 12 months and 3 years to complete.


You can commence an apprenticeship or traineeship regardless of your age. If you’re a bit older and looking to start an apprenticeship or traineeship, you may bring maturity, reliability, life experience and knowledge, not only to your employer but to other staff.

  • If you have existing skills and experience gained from education, training and work experience, you may be able to reduce your training time through credit transfer or formal recognition of skills through Recogniton of Prior Learning (RPL). This can be discussed when we determine your training plan.
  • As a mature age apprentice or trainee, you may earn different wages compared to younger apprentices and trainees. Fair Work Ombudsmanon 13 13 94 to discuss wages.
  • Employers of mature age apprentices and trainees may attract specific incentives through the Australian Government. Contact the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network on 1800 020 108.

As a school-based apprentice or trainee, you will undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship as part of your high school studies (usually in years 10, 11, 12). This training may contribute towards your Queensland Certificate Education (QCE) and/or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Your employment and/or training arrangements must impact on your school timetable for the program to be considered school-based.

The nominal term of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is generally double that of the full-time apprenticeship or traineeship.

Find our more about School-based apprenticeships and traineeships here:

  • Full-time apprentices and trainees work and train an average of 38 hours per week and have ongoing employment
  • Part-time apprentices and trainees are rostered to work on a regular basis, working and training no less than 15 hours per week, averaged over a 4-week cycle.
  • Existing workers may be employed as an apprentice or trainee in a full-time or part-time capacity.
  • The nominal term of a part-time apprenticeship or traineeship is generally double that of the full-time apprenticeship or traineeship.