What is the Community Traineeships Pilot Program?


More than fifteen new trainees have taken the first steps in their careers in the community services industry through the Jobs Victoria Community Traineeship Pilot Program. This video is from the Program’s official launch event on 12 June 2019.

The Jobs Victoria Community Traineeship Pilot Program (CTPP) – being managed by VCOSS – will develop, trial and evaluate a best-practice traineeship model.

The CTPP will create training and employment opportunities in the community services industry for young people experiencing barriers to labour market participation. The program will also assist community services organisations to host traineeships and meet their future workforce needs.

The CTPP will be delivered over two and half years between 2019 and 2021 – and involve the recruitment and placement of 200 trainees in community services organisations.

The program will:

  • commence 200 traineeships in the community services industry for eligible young job seekers living in the cities of Greater Dandenong, Hume and Greater Bendigo (note that trainees can work outside these LGAs)
  • maximise opportunities for trainees to secure ongoing or fixed term employment in the community services industry at the end of their traineeships
  • ensure trainees undertake high-quality, nationally accredited, industry-relevant training
  • provide all trainees with flexible wraparound support to address barriers to engagement and participation in the workplace and the vocational education setting.

Would your organisation like to host a trainee? Download the Employer Information Flyer for more information.