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Innovative Traineeships

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Disability employment

Innovative traineeships.

The Discover Opportunity Innovative Traineeships program helps trainees to study a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) while gaining hands-on experience working in an organisation committed to supporting people with a disability.

Job seekers

Are you looking to start an exciting career supporting people with a disability?

Launch your career in the community services sector in Melbourne’s west with a paid traineeship.

You will work in a community services organisation while you undertake study leading to a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification from Victoria University Polytechnic.


Are you located in Melbourne’s west and looking to expand your disability support workforce?

The Innovative Traineeships program can help by supporting you through recruiting, training and supervising a trainee.

Trainees will be employed by your organisation as they do a 12-month traineeship, working 2 to 4 days in the workplace while they undertake a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) with Victoria University (VU) Polytechnic 1 day per week.

Along the way, your supervising staff and the trainee will have access to support including regular visits from VU, access to resources such as supervision manuals, and a local project coordinator.

The program is open to community, health services or local government agencies able to support a trainee through either disability specific services or more general community services programs.

Additional support and incentives include:

Disability Employment Services is an Australian Government initiative funded and supported by the Australian Government. 

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