School based traineeships

Through HTA, School-Based Traineeships provide an opportunity for full time secondary students enrolled in schools to begin preparing themselves for a career. it allows a student studying towards the WA Certificate of Education to also train in an industry and gain a nationally recognised vocational education and training qualification.

A School-Based Traineeship through HTA is offered to Year 11 and 12 students. By agreement with the school and the parents, students are released for 1-2 days per week depending on the year of schooling and undertake 624 hours of paid employment – at least 8 hours per week.

Students enter a training contract with HTA and work towards an industry qualification usually at Certificate II level.

School-Based Traineeships are available in many areas. HTA specialises in the areas of:

  • Hospital support services
  • Health support services

School-Based Traineeships are not available in all areas covered by Traineeships but those considered appropriate to a person still at school.

Benefits of a School-Based Traineeship through HTA

  • Develop work skills and gains workplace experience
  • Paid employment
  • Opportunity to graduate and achieve a Western Australian Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Obtain a nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
  • Different pathway to continue studies once a student leaves school
  • HTA is the employer and locates employment positions where the trainee can work with a host employer
  • HTA mentors and supports the trainee over the term of the School-Based Traineeship including organising and oversighting training