Traineeship recruitment through HTA
Employment through HTA is via a traineeship arrangment. A Traineeship is a structured training and employment program similar to an apprenticeship that offers trainees the opportunity to train, work and earn money while they complete a nationally recognised certificate qualification. Trainees are usually trained and qualified to HTA and host employer standards within seven or eight months.
HTA offers a recruitment alternative to employers seeking to employ new staff:
- Arranges the recruitment of eligible persons. The employer makes the selection and the person is then employed by HTA and placed with the employer as the “host employer”
- The employee is enrolled in a traineeship by HTA and employed by HTA for the duration of the traineeship
- Training provided by HTA – funded by WA Department of Training and Workforce Development
- HTA mentors and provides employment support to the trainee and the host employer over the term of the traineeship
- On successful completion of the traineeship, the host employer decides whether to retain the trainee as their own employee. There is no obligation for the host employer to employ the trainee.
The Host Employer is the organisation where the trainee is working. The Host Employer enters an agreement with Health Training Australia to provide work hours, on the job supervision and training for the trainee. The Host Employer allocates duties and responsibilities, and ensures that there is someone responsible to instruct the trainee and oversee their work.