Department of Training and Workforce Development

An entry level pathway through the School Based Traineeship Program in 2025-26.

About us

Students are at the heart of vocational education. Our aim is that all Western Australians can easily choose and access training that leads to jobs and careers aligned to their aspirations.

We work with TAFE colleges, private training organisations and other service providers to develop innovative job and training programs that support all Western Australians to develop the skills and capabilities needed to gain employment. 

We also partner with secondary schools in WA to provide students with opportunities to explore career options and study a nationally recognised vocational education and training qualification while still at school. 

To learn more about what we do visit our website.

Benefits of doing a traineeship with us

If you work with us, you will:

  • gain valuable experience within the WA public sector and get paid for it
  • develop your skills and knowledge as you complete a Certificate II in Government
  • gain a variety of valuable workplace administration skills
  • assist with the delivery of services to our clients
  • work within a team environment
  • use a range of software, technology and office equipment
  • be supported by a supervisor who will provide ongoing mentoring and networking opportunities
  • have the opportunity to attend professional development and wellbeing workshops
  • be a part of our Young Professionals Program
  • participate in cultural events such as NAIDOC Week and National Reconciliation Week.

Perfect for …

We’re looking for young people who are:

  • keen to learn new skills and undertake a traineeship
  • able to work well with others and enjoy working within a team
  • capable of basic computer skills
  • able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people through the use of written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

Find us here 

Trainees may be based at our Osborne Park, West Perth or East Perth sites.

Have a chat to us

If you need more information, please contact Chloe Laurie, HR Development Officer on (08) 6551 5068 or email

How to apply

Applications open on 1 July 2024. Read How to apply to check what you need to provide in your application. 

You can submit your application to .

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a brief informal interview and complete a short practical assessment.


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