Information for Employers
What is the process for signing up a trainee?
Always ensure the trainee is licensed with Racing Queensland
Limited before working. When you have found a person who wants to
become a trainee, you should contact a Australian Apprenticeship
Centre (AAC). These centres:
- Link the relevant Government authorities with yourself and your
- Administer paperwork such as the 'training contract' and
A list of your local AAC's is available from either:
13 38 73 or
Alternatively you could take on a trainee that is employed through
a Group Training Organisation. These companies:
- Act as the trainees legal employer, and is responsible for
paying wages, superannuation & work cover.
- Place the trainee with 'host employers' who are the Racehorse
- The host employer pays a leasing fee to the Group Training
Orgainisation for your services.
- It also allows the trainee to change workplaces if necessary as
your official employer stays the same.
A list of Group Training Organisations in Queensland is
Once you have contacted a suitable AAC or a Group Training
Organisation in your area a representative will visit and perform
an official 'sign-up' in which you and your employee enter into a
The representative will then let us (Racing Queensland) know that
there is a new trainee ready to begin training. We will contact you
and your employee shortly after to discuss their training.
Some traineeships require student fees to be paid; details of these
fees will be explained during the 'sign-up'. Tuition and service
fees are always payable by the trainee; however you and your
employee may come to an arrangement regarding the fees.
Government funding (to Racing Queensland) and employer incentives
are provided through the Department of Employment and Training for
the 1st Traineeship only except school based traineeships. If the
person has already completed a traineeship and wishes to complete
another traineeship full fees may apply.
Further information for employers can be accessed through the
Department of Employment and Training website