Australian School-based Apprenticeships - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Pathway Program

Closes: 26 July 2019

Classification: Australian School-based Apprenticeship
Salary: $327.93 - $521.76 per week
Position No: ASBA
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 July 2019
Contact Officer: Karen Hunter on or (02) 6205 7466

Details: Are you in Year 10 or 11 in 2019 and looking for an opportunity to discover what it is like to work for the ACT Government? Would you benefit from an opportunity to be paid to work one or two days a week, with a possible option to work full-time during school holidays? Maybe it is time to consider applying for the Employment Pathway Program (EPP). Apprentice Employment Network NSW and ACT and the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate are working together with Australian Training Company to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from ACT Public Schools to transition to the workforce and earn while they learn. Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASBAs) can be undertaken in occupational areas such as: Horticulture, Business, Information Technology and Events Management. There are many benefits to undertaking an ASBA pathway through the EPP, including: having a chance to try out an occupation and learn new skills earning while you are learning discovering what it is like to work for the ACT Government receiving support and mentoring for the duration of your ASBA from a Group Training Organisation (GTO), the Australian Training Company having a GTO involved that will help to monitor your training and provide workplace mentoring support for you and your workplace supervisor.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.
Note: This is a casual position and the full-time wage noted above will be pro-rata. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.
How to Apply: If you are interested in the program please contact Karyn Hunter on 0438 984 212 or


This is a casual position.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Education, Teaching and Training
Graduates, trainees and apprentices
Trades, Maintenance and Horticulture