About Traineeships

Our management, business retail and hospitality traineeships are structured workplace based training arrangements. Traineeships are funded by the  Government and delivered by our qualified trainers. Traineeships are delivered in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.

During the course of a traineeship, a trainee will have the opportunity to receive on-the-job training. This training comprises of competency based assessments and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

At completion, the trainee is issued a Nationally Accredited Qualification.
Eligibility criteria applies.

Employer Incentives

The Federal Government includes an incentive scheme to support employers who take on eligible trainees. Employers may also be eligible for the Payroll Offset Rebate scheme.

Flexible Delivery

Our traineeship qualifications are delivered as on-the-job training. All trainees are allocated an industry mentor who will visit the trainee once a month. During this face to face visit the trainer will oversee the training program and assess the students.

Industry Skills

Traineeships are designed to up-skill trainees to industry standard, help broaden career opportunities and to add value to team members. Our trainers and mentors are award winning professionals.

Queensland Traineeships 

Our Traineeship/Apprenticeship program is delivered via structured workplace based training arrangements. The program is funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice arrangement and is delivered by our qualified trainers. During the course of a traineeship, a trainee will have the opportunity to receive on-the-job training which comprises of competency based assessments and recognition of prior learning (RPL). At completion, the trainee is issued a nationally accredited qualification.

As the training is government funded your business may benefit from financial incentives, a user friendly training approach and improved staff retention rates.
There is also recognition of the training that is implemented in the workplace (so that the training is relevant) and an increase in productivity and motivation of staff members. Additional financial incentives including payroll offset rebates and concession benefits may apply.

For more information on this program, please visit the following website: www.training.qld.gov.au/documents-data/strategies-plans-reports/vet-investment-plan.
*Employers of Visa Holders will not receive incentives until the student becomes a Permanent Resident or Citizen.

Due to our contractual obligations with the Department of Education, Training and Employment, Quality Training & Hospitality College (QTHC) must charge a student contribution fee, this fee is a student’s contribution to the cost of tuition.  This fee may be paid by the student, employer or a third party.

  • School Based Apprentice or Trainee – student is exempt from paying fees

*If training contract is changed from ‘school based’ to ‘full time’ or ‘part time’ fees will then be charged as per below

  • Fee Free Year 12 graduates – student is exempt from paying fees if:

* The student commences an apprenticeship/traineeship within 12 months of completing Year 12 (that is, by the end of the   calendar year following completion of Year 12); and

* Enrols in a high priority qualification identified by the Department.  Only applicable to:

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

  Evidence required

  • Where payment of the student contribution fee would cause extreme financial hardship, we may waive these fees. Student must apply for this exemption at the time of enrolment and follow guidelines as per our policy


  • Non-Concessional Student

$1.60 per nominal hour x                                                  hours  =  $                   _______         (credit transfer hours not included)


Total Fees Due:          $                                                                             


  • Concessional Student – Partial Exemption

$0.64 per nominal hour x                                                                       hours  =  $                                                                             

Total Fees Due:          $                                                                             



A student will be exempt from paying 60% of the tuition fee if they fall into one or more of the following exemption categories – evidence required

□          The student was or will be under 17 at the end of February in the year in which training is undertaken, and the student is not at school and has not completed year 12.  Proof of age will be required.

□          The student holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth Law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, and is named in the card.  Evidence of this is required.

□          The student issues QTHC with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.  Evidence of this is required.

□          The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.  Acceptable evidence is as stated on the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET enrolment Form.

I have provided the following evidence to QTHC to confirm my concession status.  I authorise QTHC to keep a copy of this evidence on file.

Concession card type:                                                                            Concession reference no.:                           Expiry: ___/___/__


Fees for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who wish to apply for RPL, fees are based on the same hourly rate as the student contribution fee

Fees for Credit Transfer

No fees are charged for units where Credit Transfer is applied

Refund Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students and staff are fully aware of the way in which students fees and refunds are to be handled.

It is the policy of QTHC to have fair and reasonable financial dealings with students.

Refund of student fees received

A refund of all or part of the student fee or concession fee may be given in the following circumstances:

Where a participant/employer notifies of cancellation of enrolment the following applies;

  • Where a participant does not commence a Unit/s of Competency/Module, the tuition fee collected in relation to this unit/s will be reimbursed.
  • Where a student withdraws from a Unit/s of Competency/Module after participating in learning activity, 50% of the tuition fee for this Unit/s will be reimbursed.


Requests for refunds must be made in writing to QTHC within 14 days of leaving the course

QTHC Cancellation Policy

Programs may be cancelled by QTHC due to minimum enrolments to commence course not being met.

Reasonable notice of cancellation including an offer of transfer to another program within eight (8) weeks will be given to participants.  If QTHC cannot honour the transfer within the eight (8) week period, QTHC will refund full fees.

If any fees are not paid and QTHC deems it necessary to engage a debt collection agency to collect the outstanding amount, all costs associated with debt recovery will be payable and added to the outstanding debt

What course is right for me?

Please contact us for more information, regarding course choices, eligibility criteria and free advice.