Traineeships in Aged Care, Disability or Home & Community Care


Earn While You Learn

Health Training Australia (HTA) offers the opportunity to start your career in health and community services. Complete your Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability or Home & Community Care) while you are employed on a Traineeship.

Employment on a Traineeship with HTA is dependent upon meeting the eligibility requirements, selection, available positions and successfully completing the FREE three day Preparation for Employment course and 40 hour work-experience placement.

Host Employers are located throughout the Perth metropolitan area. HTA also offer select rural placements in Bunbury, Busselton and Mandurah. Traineeship positions are subject to host employer vacancies.


What is an HTA Traineeship?

A Traineeship with HTA is a flexible employment based training arrangement available to people of all ages. It allows the trainee the opportunity to train, work and earn money in an area of interest – all while working towards achieving a set of competencies that make up a nationally recognised qualification.

Traineeships are usually completed within seven to nine months, and includes a combination of paid on and off-the-job employment and training.

HTA sources employment for successful applicants with one of our host employers to undertake on-the-job employment and training, and provides a class based session one day a week in our well-equipped training rooms.

Upon completion of your Traineeship, there is also the possibility of ongoing employment and the opportunity to continue to upskill with a Certificate IV, short courses or dual qualifications.

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Application Process for a Traineeship with HTA

If interested applicants meet the eligibility requirements below, the next steps to progress your application are as follows. Please note, you must be successful to progress through each step and there are no guarantees.

Meet Eligibility Criteria   ⇒   Apply by telephone or on-line   ⇒   Phone screening   ⇒   Face to face selection interview   ⇒   Enrolment onto FREE 3 day Preparation for Employment Course   ⇒   Meet and greet – interview with potential host   ⇒  Offer to complete 40 hours work experience    ⇒   Offer of Traineeship    ⇒    Sign employment contract with HTA   ⇒   Commence Traineeship


 Eligibility Criteria

To apply to undertake a traineeship with HTA, applicants must meet the eligibility and selection criteria list below:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Hold a valid WA drivers’ license and reliable vehicle
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week (though expected to pick up additional shifts)
  • Able to commence at 7:00am
  • Be available to work shift work (available 7am to 10pm/7 days a week)
  • Be able to obtain a clear National Police Clearance
  • Be committed, caring and compassionate
  • Have English proficiency – effective communication and comprehension skills
  • Be dedicated to providing care to assist with independence and quality of life

Applicants are ineligible for a traineeship  if holding a Certificate III or higher within the Health or Community Services Sector.

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Selection Interview

Upon receipt of an application, eligible applicants will be contacted to undertake a telephone screening to determine eligibility and whether applicants meet the selection criteria. Successful applicants will be required to attend a face-to-face selection interview to determine suitability for a career in the care industry.

If successful, applicants will be enrolled on the next scheduled FREE three day Preparation for Employment (Prep) course. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will have a Host Interview (Meet and Greet) arranged to determine whether they will be offered 40 hours of work experience within the industry.

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Commence a Traineeship

Before being selected for a HTA traineeship, applicants must be deemed suitable after successfully completing the FREE three day Preparation for Employment course in Nedlands (or in Bunbury for rural placements) and 40 hours of work experience.

During the 40 hours of unpaid work experience, candidates have the opportunity to work within an organisation and decide whether the care industry is the role for them. It is also a valuable time for Host Employer to assess whether the candidate is suitable for their organisation and will determine whether a traineeship will be offered.

Candidates offered a Traineeship will sign an employment contract with HTA and training contract with the Apprenticeship Office. Trainees will complete a Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability or Home & Community Care) and will be employed by HTA for the duration of their training.

Subsidised training fees are applicable with payment plan options available (a concession rate may be available to eligible applicants).


How To Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria above and would like to be considered for a traineeship, click the Apply Now button below to submit an online application.

For online applications, only shortlisted applications will be contacted. Previous applicants need not apply.

For more information or speak with an HTA specialist consultant:

Phone: (08) 9273 3033 or


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