2019/2020 ABORIGINAL PUBLIC SECTOR SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIP
An initiative for youth employment outcomes for the WA public sector
Hourly rates Year 11, $10.63 and Year 12, $11.72 *based on current pay rates for public sector trainees
NOTE: This position has been advertised to capture Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) and is now open for both public and private schools. This is a public sector diversity measure, which aligns to s51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, and supports the Public Sector Commission’s aim to increase the number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working in the sector.
Previous applicants for the 2019/2020 Public Sector School Based Traineeship do not need to reapply. Applications close 6pm Wednesday, 19 September 2018.
Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander (ATSI) currently in Year 10 and thinking about a school based traineeship in the Western Australian (WA) public sector while completing Year 11 in 2019 and Year 12 in 2020?
On behalf of the WA public sector, the Public Sector Commissions (the Commissions) Recruitment and Referral Service (RRS) is now seeking current Year 10 students to apply for an opportunity to be considered for a school based traineeship in government administration.
The WA public sector is the largest employer in the state with over 140,000 employees and has some of the most interesting career opportunities. Visit https://www.wa.gov.au/agency to see the range of agencies where you could be employed as a school based trainee.
Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be registered into the Commissions RRS database. This database will be used to fill vacant school based traineeships in government administration across various WA public sector agencies.
Registered candidates may be invited for an interview by one or more public sector agencies. This may lead to you being successful to commence a paid school based traineeship for two days a week over Year 11 and 12. The other three days, you will be attending school. The school based traineeship will form part of your secondary education and count towards your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
What are the benefits of a public sector school based traineeship?
- your training will contribute towards your WACE certificate
- you will start your career pathway within the WA public sector
- you will earn money while you learn
- build your confidence, experience and communication skills
- attend off the job information & training workshops coordinated by the Commission
- gain a nationally recognised qualification - Certificate II in Government (administration) - see attached below, an example of the qualification
- you will be supported with further career and employment opportunities within the WA public sector.
Look no further – apply now! This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in the WA public sector.
Am I eligible to apply for a public sector school based traineeship?
To be considered for a public sector school based traineeship you are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- currently enrolled in Year 10 within a public or private WA secondary high school and commencing Year 11 in 2019
- be working towards WACE in Year 11 and 12
- have achieved a ‘C’ grade for general or ATAR Mathematics and English subjects for the first semester of Year 10
- two recommendations must be completed, one from by your school VET Coordinator and one from a school subject teacher
- all parties need to be aware that this is a paid two day a week school based traineeship. The school needs to ensure that this works with the students' WACE subject timetabling.
What work will a public sector school based trainee complete?
As a public sector school based trainee you may:
- perform reception and administration duties
- process mail
- work in a team and contribute ideas
- use a range of software and technology
- use a range of office equipment
- deliver excellent customer service
- work effectively and efficiently in a WA public sector agency
- use a range of workplace communication strategies.
Select the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the bottom of this page.
It is recommended that you allow at least 20 minutes to complete the online registration.
IMPORTANT – please ensure you have all the below documents ready to be uploaded:
- school based traineeship application form for 2019/2020 completed and signed by your VET coordinator, a subject teacher, a parent/guardian and yourself (form attached below)
- a current resume (in Microsoft word format)
- your Year 10 semester 1 report which should include your Online Literacy Numeracy Assessment results
- Visa details if you are not a permanent resident or Australian citizen.
*Please note that if you have not provided all of the information as requested , you will not be considered for a school based traineeship opportunity. We will not accept late applications, so please do not leave this to the last minute. Allow plenty of time to complete and collect all of the documents ready to upload to the Jobs WA Advertisement.
When you have submitted your online application you will be notified that your application has been received. Once applications have been assessed the Commission will notify you if you have been successfully registered with our RRS database, via email correspondence.
For further job related information, refer to the public sector's School Based Traineeship RRS – A Guide for Schools and Students or contact our Traineeship Coordinator on 6552 8701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for the public sector school based traineeship is 6pm Wednesday, 19 September 2018.