About Us

Tradeapprentices.com.au is the official out-of-trade register for Queensland apprentices to access assistance to re-enter their chosen trade. This is a free service fully funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and administered by the Apprentice Employment Network (AEN).
Quick, easy, free

Registration is quick & easy and our service is free.

If you are a Queensland apprentice with a cancelled training contract, please register your details for assistance with recommencing your trade.

If you are a Queensland employer looking to employ an out of trade (cancelled) Queensland apprentice, please register your details so we can match your needs with any currently available apprentices.

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Our Team

Meet the Trade Apprentices team who are here to help you re-enter your chosen trade.

Steve Coolahan

Out of Trade Register Project Coordinator
Steve has worked closely with apprentices in a variety of roles since 2005. His experience encompasses a range of field-based and management roles within Apprenticeship Centres (AASNs), Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and Group Training Organisations (GTOs). Steve holds formal qualifications in Behavioural Science, Human Resources, Training & Assessment and Workplace Health & Safety along with a passion for assisting apprentices and employers navigate the VET sector, understand their options and achieve their goals.


If you are a Queensland apprentice who has had a training contract that has been cancelled and would like support to re-enter the workplace please register with us.

Apprentice and Employer


Out-of-trade apprentices bring experience to the workplace, as they have already completed some training in their qualification. Register or log-in to search for an out-of-trade apprentice.