Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program

During 2012 USQ commenced the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Pilot Program – an initiative of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Development and Employment Strategy. USQ is committed to closing the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and through this strategy aims to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program involves the employment of trainees within USQ schools and sections on a full-time basis for a period of 12 months.

Upon successful completion of the 12 month program, trainees receive a nationally recognised qualification at a Certificate II or III level.

The type of traineeships available are dependent on the work area.

All trainees are assigned a USQ supervisor and are also supported by the Indigenous Employment Strategy Coordinator.

There is no financial cost to the host school or section with government incentives and USQ funding covering costs for registered training and trainee wages. Departments will be required to provide the necessary training and equipment for each trainee to carry out their role.

Further information about the program can be found in the information sheet (PDF* 191kb), and applications (DOC 47KB) for expressions of interest are sought annually. Please note, expressions of interest will be considered based on a school or section's ability to provide meaningful work and regular and ongoing supervision.

For all enquiries regarding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Pilot Program please contact the Indigenous Employment Strategy Coordinator.