Boosting traineeships in the disability services sector
A pilot program will deliver up to 80 traineeships for the disability sector, in partnership between the State and Federal governments, and National Disability Services.
The innovative project will:
boost the number of traineeships in the disability sector
help trainees gain diverse skills and work experience across services including accommodation, community settings, children’s services, disability enterprises and day centres
meet the needs of employers in a transitioning sector
expand the Group Training Organisations (GTO) model of hiring trainees and placing them with host employers into a new industry.
This GTO model has been developed in consultation with disability sector employers, who sometimes find it difficult to fill vacancies and don’t normally use traineeship arrangements.