Traineeships are an exciting opportunity for young people to gain skills and knowledge of an industry or profession, paving their way to success.

Our Community Traineeship Pilot Program is an opportunity for 75 young people across the city of Hume to gain a qualification and work experience in skills shortage areas in the community sector. This new initiative is aimed at addressing youth unemployment and increasing workforce demand in the community services industry.

Young people need more help than simply being placed into a job so we are here to provide holistic, wrap around support to trainees and host employers.


Traineeships are full time over a 12 month period, paid at the trainee award wage and trainees will complete a Certificate IV Community Services 1 day per week with a TAFE provider whilst work 4 days with a host organisation.

Trainees and their host employers will receive intensive support by our Youth Engagement Coaches to maximise engagement and completion of traineeships. Additional supports may be available through our Flexible Wrap-Around Support Fund to provide tailored support to ensure trainees can remain engaged in their studies and employment throughout the traineeship period.

Opportunities within Community Services may include working for a variety of different organisations including Disability, Housing, Health, Education, Employment, Local Government and Neighbourhood Houses.

Meet Acacia, one of the many trainees already kicking goals on their new career path.


To be eligible for this traineeship pilot program, you must be:

  • Aged between 16 - 29
  • Reside in Hume
  • Don’t have any tertiary qualifications
  • Currently looking for a job


This program is proudly supported by Jobs Victoria, Victorian Council of Social Service and Youth Projects.