Public Sector - School-based
The Public Sector
School-based Traineeship targets current Year 10 secondary students for
an opportunity to apply for and work within the Western Australian
public sector. If accepted, the student will undertake paid part-time
employment over year 11 & 12. Upon successful completion of the
traineeship, the student will be awarded a Certificate II in Government
(Public Administration) which will count towards their Western
Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
and Referral Service Outline
you have submitted your application, the Public Sector Commission will
consider if you are suitable. If your registration is accepted, you may
be referred to public sector agencies that have a vacancy for a
school-based trainee. This means your resume will be sent to agencies
for their consideration. This may require you to attend an interview so
that they can assess your suitability. If you are a successful
candidate, you will commence your school-based traineeship in February
the following year (as a Year 11 student).
a school-based trainee you will work two days (15 hours) a week and
attend school the other three days over an 18 month period. Your
school's VET Coordinator will decide what days you work in liaison with
the agency. Note that you should be prepared to work through school
holidays (unless annual leave is negotiated with your agency), as you
will be classified as a part time employee.
school-based trainee you will:
earn a trainee wage paid by your
deliver a service to
follow workplace safety
work in a team
use a range of software,
technology and office equipment
work effectively with
knowledge and skills in best public administration and governance practices.
trainee wage rates
a school-based trainee you will be paid a training wage of
approximately $159.45 per week in Year 11 and $174.30 per week in Year
note the wages listed change annually. To check the most up to date wage,
go to the Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and
Safety website and search for rates for pay for public
are eligible for the public sector traineeship program if you:
have achieved a C grade
or higher in Year 10, semester 1 English and Maths subjects and
be deemed academically capable of undertaking a traineeship by your
school (check with your school's VET Coordinator)
have a good attendance
history at school
are an enthusiastic,
reliable and dedicated student who will be committed to maintaining
your schooling as well as the school-based traineeship requirements
are an Australian
citizen, permanent resident or holder of an eligible working visa, who
is currently living in Western Australia.
2020-2021 intake will open for applications in early Semester 2 2019.
Eligible Year 10 students will be able to register via the WA
Government Jobs Board.
more information, speak with Mr Rogan