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Dedicated to supporting young people into careers in the Healthcare and Community Sector

Wesley Mission Queensland offers exciting School-Based Traineeship programs for Year 11 students interested in a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. With hands-on training, real-world experience, and nationally recognized qualifications, our School-Based Traineeships provide a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable skills and knowledge while still in school. Join us and take the first step towards a successful healthcare career with Wesley Mission Queensland’s School-Based Traineeships.


What to expect

Key dates – 2024 Intake

HLT23221 – Certificate II in Health Support Services:

29th January 2024 – 21st June 2024

Certificate III Traineeship:

8th July 2024 – 13th July 2025

Skills acquired

  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • Health administration • Health promotion
  • Conducting health checks • Infection control
  • Customer service • Assist with movement
  • Manual handling • Understanding of individualised plans • Clinical safety application
  • First Aid and CPR • Safe work practices
  • Understanding of diversity and inclusion

Course delivery

February 2024 – June 2024

In Year 11, Students will complete HLT232215 Certificate II in Health Support Services.

Connect n Grow to deliver training at a Health Hub one day a week.

Connect ‘n’ Grow to deliver training at a Health Hub.

Funded under VETiS.

July 2024 – July 2025

School-based Traineeship begins
Trainees attend the workplace one day per week.

Trainee must complete on average 7.5 hours per week (375 hours, 50 days). Trainee to undertake studies in the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistances.

Combination of on the job learning, classroom and online delivery.


Throughout South-East Queensland, Bundaberg to the Gold Coast.

Employment pathways

You will gain the skills and knowledge to work in the following fields:

  • Aged care facilities • Hospitals • Clinics
  • Private medical practices
  • Home and community care services

Expressions of Interest for 2024 are now open. Closing date Friday 13th October 2023.

Frequently asked questions

Does this count towards my Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)?

Yes, completing a school-based traineeship in Queensland can count towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). The QCE is the certificate awarded to students who have successfully met the requirements of their senior schooling in Queensland. School-based traineeships are recognized as a valuable component of vocational education and training, and they contribute to the QCE by earning credits towards the certificate. The number of credits earned will depend on the length and complexity of the traineeship. It is important to consult with your school’s career advisor or the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) to ensure that your school-based traineeship is appropriately recognized and credited towards your QCE.

Do I get paid as a School-based trainee?

Yes, as a school-based trainee in the Health sector in Queensland, you are entitled to be paid for the work you perform as part of your traineeship. The pay you receive will depend on factors such as the industry, your age, and the level of qualification you are undertaking. The pay rates for school-based trainees are typically based on the relevant modern award or enterprise agreement that covers the industry. It’s important to note that the pay rates may vary, so it’s recommended to consult with your employer or relevant authorities to understand the specific wage conditions and entitlements applicable to your traineeship in the Health sector.

What extra support is available as a First Nation’s trainee?

As a First Nations trainee you will also be provided with additional wrap around support from Seed Foundation Australia. You can expect to receive additional support and resources tailored to your cultural background and specific needs. Seed Foundation Australia is dedicated to supporting Indigenous youth in their education and career journeys.

What happens if I need to relocate, can I transfer my traineeship?

Please contact our Head Office if you are considering relocating, we will look at options available for you to transfer your traineeships if possible.

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