Practical, on-the-job training

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeships give people with a passion for community and health services an opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job training in areas spread across UnitingCare.


Trainees are supported by formal training and qualifications through a Registered Training Organisation, all in a culturally safe environment. Mentors guide you in your traineeship journey, to help you achieve a long-term career in your chosen field.


What we are looking for?


You have a genuine interest and passion for Human, Health or Community Services, and want to pursue a qualification in Business Administration, Community Services, Customer Service, Health Services, Food Services or Individual Support. You will also be enthusiastic and have a strong work ethic, with a demonstrated integrity and respect for your community. You must be able to commit to the entire period of the traineeship.


School-based traineeships: Are available to people in Year 11 or 12, with at least six months of school remaining.


Full-time or part-time adult traineeships: Are available to people who meet the entry-level requirements for a vocational education and training (VET) qualification at a Certificate Level III.


An inherent requirement of this role is that the successful applicant identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or South Sea Islander under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld.)


Traineeships are offered periodically throughout the year. To find out more, email

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UnitingCare is committed to Reconciliation and job opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Find out more

If you are interested in our Traineeship program, fill out the form below.