Exploring the different pathways to employment

Available entry level opportunities in the WA public sector.
Last updated: 8 September 2022

The Public Sector Commission offers a range of programs and services to facilitate an entry pathway for a career in the public sector. At this time, most of the programs on offer by the Commission target those 24 years and under, or current secondary or tertiary students.

Information on each of the specific programs and services can be found below.

Current qualifications that are subsidised by government are a Certificate I - Certificate IV in Government (Public Administration).

To view current opportunities across the sector (at all levels), please visit Find a job in government.

A place of opportunity
Kickstart your career with a WA Government graduate or cadetship program

Solid Futures Aboriginal traineeship program
An exciting employment opportunity bringing motivated young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Western Australian government agencies together.

School Based Traineeship Program
An entry level pathway to start the next generation’s career in the public sector. For current year 10 students.

Internship programs
Opportunities for university students to apply their professional skills and knowledge.

Traineeship Transition to Employment Referral Service
Registering a graduating trainee for Level 1 opportunities.

Public Sector Commission Employment Referral Service
Referring candidates into traineeship positions and supporting Level 1 employment

Government qualifications
Information subsidised government qualifications.