What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships combine training with paid work. Traineeships are ideal for school leavers, people re-entering the workforce, people wishing to change careers, mature-age students and secondary school students. Traineeships vary between one to two years and on successful completion, the trainee will attain a nationally recognised qualification. Traineeships are offered across a broad range of industries. A full list of traineeships within the Community Services, Health and Education sectors are available on the CSWA website.

 

What type of traineeships are available?

  • School based – Secondary school students can sign up for a traineeship whilst still at school.
  • New worker – those who have been employed for less than 3 months full time or 12 months part time.
  • Existing worker—those who have been employed for more than 3 months full time or 12 months part time.

Benefits for an employer to take on a trainee

  • Delivery of training is flexible to meet individual workplace demands.
  • Trainees gain an understanding of the organisation and can advance within the business.
  • Retention and development of staff through upskilling opportunities.
  • Access to state and national incentive/wage subsidies.

Incentives and Wage subsidies for employers of trainees as at November 2020.

 

Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive Scheme (WA State Government)

The incentive is available to new entrant trainees who have lodged a training contract on or after 1 July 2019. Incentives can be claimed on commencement and completion of the traineeship.

Federal Government Incentive

A range of incentives are available for new and existing workers. A table is provided which summaries incentives and highlights further funding opportunities specific to the Community Services and Health sectors.

 

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy (this also covers traineeships)

To support employers and group training organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees between the 5th October 2020 – 30 September 2021. Only employers of trainees undertaking a Certificate II or higher with a training contract that is formally approved by the Training Accreditation Council (in WA) are eligible to apply. Eligible employers will receive a wage subsidy of up to 50 per cent of the trainees’ gross wage. The subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000.00 per quarter for wages paid between 5th October 2020 – 30 September 2021, per eligible Australian trainee. The subsidy is capped at 100,000 places nationwide. The subsidy is not available to trainees receiving any form of Australian Government Wage subsidy such as Supporting Apprentices and Trainees or Jobkeeper.

 

How do I sign up as a Trainee?

Contact one of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Networks (ASSN) in WA,

Alternatively, contact a Group Training Organisation (GTO) which can facilitate the traineeship for you, see a full list of GTOs here.

 

Where do I find more information?

List of Community Services, Health and Education traineeships.

Traineeship name Qualification Name National ID Part Time School Based Conditions Nominal Term months
ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER EDUCATION WORKER (LEVEL 3)   Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213 Yes No     12
ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER EDUCATION WORKER (LEVEL 4)   Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213 Yes No     12
ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH CARE WORKER (LEVEL 2) Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care     HLT20113 Yes   (Aboriginality is considered essential for this position under s.50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984).   12
ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH CARE WORKER (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care     HLT30113 Yes No (Aboriginality is considered essential for this position under s.50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984).   12
ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH CARE WORKER (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Pre-requisite: HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. HLT40213 Yes No (Aboriginality is considered essential for this position under s.50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984).     24
ABORIGINAL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR (LEVEL 3)   Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 Yes Yes     24
ABORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (LEVEL 2)   Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health HLT26115 Yes No     12
ABORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH WORK (LEVEL 3)   Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health HLT36115 Yes No     24
AGED CARE WORK (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 Yes No     12      
AGED CARE WORK (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015 Yes No     24  
ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015 Yes Yes     12  
ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015 Yes No     24  
COMMUNITY CARE WORK (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 Yes No     12  
COMMUNITY CARE WORK (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015 Yes No     24  
COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK (LEVEL 2) Certificate II in Community Services CHC22015 Yes Yes     12  
COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Community Services CHC32015 Yes No     12  
COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 Yes No     24  
DENTAL ASSISTING (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Dental Assisting   HLT35015 Yes Yes     24  
DENTAL ASSISTING (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Dental Assisting   HLT45015 Yes No     24  
DISABILITY WORK (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Disability   CHC33015 Yes Yes     12  
DISABILITY WORK (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Disability   CHC43115 Yes No     24  
FINANCIAL COUNSELLOR   Diploma of Financial Counselling CHC51115 Yes No   24
HEALTH PRACTICE MANAGER (LEVEL 5) Diploma of Practice Management HLT57715 Yes No     24  
HEALTH SERVICE ASSISTANCE (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115 Yes Yes     12  
HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES (LEVEL 2) Certificate II in Health Support Services HLT23215 Yes Yes     12  
HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Health Support Services HLT33215 Yes Yes     12  
MENTAL HEALTH PEER WORK Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work CHC43515 Yes No     24  
MENTAL HEALTH WORK Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315 Yes No     24  
OPTICAL DISPENSING (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing HLT47815 Yes No     24  
PATHOLOGY COLLECTOR (LEVEL 3) Certificate III in Pathology Collection HLT37215 Yes No     24  
PROTECTIVE CARE WORKER (Level 5) Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC50313 Yes No     24  
PROTECTIVE CARE WORKER (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care)   CHC40313 Yes No     12
SCHOOL AGE EDUCATOR (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care CHC40113 Yes No     24    
SCHOOL AGE EDUCATOR (LEVEL 5) Diploma in School Age Education and Care CHC50213 Yes No     36  
SENIOR CLINICAL CODER Certificate IV in Health Administration HLT47315 Yes No     24  
STERILISATION SERVICES (LEVEL 3)   Certificate III in Sterilisation Services HLT37015 Yes No     12
YOUTH WORK (LEVEL 4) Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40413 Yes No     24  
     

To download CSWA traineeship information in PDF format, click here, for a PDF version of the Community Services, Health and Education traineeships, click here.