Hiring an apprentice means committing to giving them the training, skills, knowledge and mentoring needed to help them to excel in their role.
Businesses are always implementing new ways to improve internal WHS standards and there is a huge benefit in having worker qualified in WHS on-site.
Training your apprentice in a work health and safety qualification means they’ll understand the WHS Act and the legal obligations that they, their employer and everyone on-site is required to work under.
Tasks for a health and safety qualified apprentice may include preparing safety documentation, doing workplace risk assessments, spotting hazards and contributing to Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS).
As an employer, you’ll be helping to meet your WHS obligations by having an additional set of eyes on keeping everyone on-site safe. For the apprentice, having these skills also makes them more valuable and employable throughout their career as they can take on roles like safety officer and WHS manager.
Subsidised WHS training is available for apprentices in QLD, at no cost to you
If you have a 3rd, 4th year or 1st year out apprentice in the Queensland building and construction industry, Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) will subsidise their place in our BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety at no cost to you.
Who is CSQ and why do they subsidise WHS training?
CSQ is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Subsidised places are available to those in the industry in Queensland who meet the eligibility criteria, whether you are a sole trader, part-time employee, contractor, or even if you work full-time with one of the large construction companies. They also subsidise training for 3rd, 4th and 1st year out Apprentices.