Department of Human Services


What is a traineeship?

Traineeships provide an excellent way for young people to start their career. Youth employment is an important strategy for the Department of Human Services (DHS). Our administrative traineeships combine on-the-job training with the certificate III in Business, or similar, over a 12 month period, and are recruited through the Public Sector Trainee Program.

The salary a trainee will receive is dependent upon the highest year of schooling they have completed and the number of years they have been out of school.

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for a traineeship you must:

  • be between the ages of 17-30
    • Up to 35 if you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or as having a declared disability
  • Be a South Australian resident
  • Be an Australian Citizen, or have an appropriate work visa
  • Without vocational education and training (VET) (higher than Certificate III), or tertiary qualifications
  • Have not completed a traineeship within the SA public sector previously, or one hosted by the SA public sector
  • Not taken a Termination Voluntary Separation Package within the last 3 years
  • Not currently a SA public sector employee
  • Meet all other employment and participation conditions of the traineeship program.

How do I apply?

DHS is committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace which is representative of the wider community. Eligible applicants identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ or with disability are encouraged to apply. For more information, full eligibility criteria or to apply, please refer to Maxima.

Page last updated : 02 Sep 2020

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