Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program

Department of Housing and Public Works

Kick start your career with a Traineeship!

ATW are now recruiting for a range of exciting traineeship opportunities to work with the Department of Housing and Public Works, at a number of locations across Queensland.

Traineeship availability varies by region and will be in the following disciplines:

  • Business Administration
  • Community Services
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Social Housing

Traineeships will be available in the following regions:

  • Central Queensland (Bundaberg, Maryborough)
  • Northern Queensland (Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, Thursday Island, Northern Peninsula Area)
  • South East Queensland (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast)
  • South West Queensland (Ipswich, Toowoomba)

A combination of full-time and school-based traineeships are available.


Program Contact

ATW Employment Support Team

Phone: (07) 4049 2897
Email: admin@atw.org.au



What’s involved?

Traineeships are a combination of on-the-job training and paper-based learning, resulting in an accreditation issued by the Queensland Government. Trainees in the program undertake study and work placement at the Certificate III level, with a nominal duration of 12 months full-time. During this time, trainees will attend training to complete a series of modules that will go toward the completion of their certificate. They will also be required to fulfil a range of duties that are aligned with this, in the workplace.

As the Group Training Organisation (GTO), ATW will be the legal employer of trainees while the Department of Housing and Public Works will provide work placement and supervision as the host employer. The Department has many different areas for trainees to gain valuable experience and a unique understanding of working within the public service.


Why complete a traineeship?

  • On-the-job training
  • Earn while you learn
  • Practical experience while you gain a qualification that will create opportunities for a meaningful career
  • Increase your chances of securing employment after completing a qualification as you have acquired a range of employable skills
  • Learn from experts in the field
  • Be a step ahead of your peers with both a qualification and an understanding of how to operate in a professional workplace
  • Entry to the Queensland public service and opportunity to grow

The opportunity

A traineeship with ATW and the Department of Housing and Public Works is an incredible stepping stone to kickstart a career in the public service with a rewarding department. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program will help you build a professional network, learn skills from an experienced team and adopt a strong work ethic.

Trainee testimonials

Hear from some of the program’s previous graduates:

Jacinta’s story

Jacinta is a proud Gamilaroi woman and completed her traineeship in Maryborough. She works with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing team in Cairns.

Liam’s story

Proud Ngaro man Liam completed his traineeship in Cairns and now works in Brisbane.

Ryan’s story

Proud Wiradiuri man Ryan completed his traineeship in Bundaberg and now works in Cairns.


To apply, please click here


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