Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Pilot Program
During 2012 USQ will commence 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 Pilot Program will involve the employment of trainees within USQ sections, faculties, and departments on a full-time basis for a period of 12 months.
Trainees will receive a nationally recognised qualification at a Certificate II or III level upon successful completion of the 12 month program.
The type of traineeships available will be dependent on the work area.
All trainees will be assigned a USQ supervisor and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentor.
Government incentives and USQ funding will cover costs for TAFE training and trainee wages. Departments will be required to provide the necessary equipment for each trainee to carry out their role.
For all enquiries regarding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Pilot Program please contact the Indigenous Employment Strategy Coordinator.