Solid Futures Aboriginal Traineeship Program

Published on:
Thursday, 9 September, 2021
Employee Relations

The program is aimed at helping to build diverse, talented and inclusive workforces and gives young (24 or younger) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people formal training, prospective employment opportunities and support while completing a Certificate III in Government.

Local Governments are eligible to apply to host a trainee in 2022 by submitting an online application by 1 October 2021.
If a Local Government is successful in applying to host a trainee, this will fall under a secondment arrangement for a twelve month fixed term contract with the Commission as the employer.

Throughout the program the Commission will provide support to parties through a registered training organisation, including:

  • training and information sessions for supervisors;
  • workshops for trainees including workplace health and safety, customer service, and teamwork skills; and
  • academic support, guidance and advice to trainees.

There is no cost unless you elect to fund additional training outside of the program. The Commission funds the salary and training costs.

You must nominate a supervisor who is willing and able to provide opportunities to build a trainee's skills and support them to develop. The nominated supervisor must:

  • provide trainees with regular and meaningful administrative tasks;
  • support trainees to complete units for the Certificate III in Government;
  • report on the trainee's performance and progress to the Commission; and
  • assist trainees to submit their timesheets and leave forms to the Commission.

For more information click here or contact the traineeship team on or 6552 8544.

If you have any questions about this alert, please email WALGA Employee Relations or call 1300 366 956

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