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12th March, 2024

NSW Health Pathol­o­gy is excit­ed to be tak­ing on 21 new trainees from mar­gin­alised and dis­ad­van­taged groups, as part of the NSW Government’s com­mit­ment to employ an addi­tion­al 1000 appren­tices and trainees across the state.

NSW Health Pathol­o­gy has received fund­ing for 21 trainee­ship posi­tions to be filled in our col­lec­tion cen­tres, lab­o­ra­to­ries and in administration.

It’s a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty for peo­ple look­ing for an entry path into Australia’s largest pub­lic pathol­o­gy service.

In recog­ni­tion of the chal­lenges that job­seek­ers from Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander com­mu­ni­ties or those liv­ing with a dis­abil­i­ty face, we are tar­get­ing can­di­dates from these areas. This pro­gram will aim to assist mar­gin­alised and dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties into long term career oppor­tu­ni­ties with NSW Health Pathology.

We’ll be pro­vid­ing sup­port that com­bines for­mal edu­ca­tion by way of qual­i­fi­ca­tion and employ­ment, togeth­er with cul­tur­al sup­port for our trainees and teams.

About the traineeship program:

• It is man­aged by the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion (DET)
• DET and our Abo­rig­i­nal and Dis­abil­i­ty sup­port part­ners: MobReady, Real Futures, Indi­ge­co and MTC, will pro­vide NSWHP sup­port ser­vices as required for recruit­ment, onboard­ing and/or ongo­ing sup­port to the trainees and their supervisors.
• 21 Trainee­ship posi­tions have been approved for NSWHP. We hope to expand the pro­gram in the years to come, and offer place­ments to more sites across NSWHP
• Trainee­ships have either 12-month or 24-month appoint­ment terms
• We will look to tar­get can­di­dates from dis­ad­van­taged groups includ­ing peo­ple liv­ing with a dis­abil­i­ty and Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islanders.
• All appren­tice­ships and trainee­ships are estab­lished by com­plet­ing a Nation­al Train­ing Con­tract (NTC). This NTC is a legal­ly bind­ing agree­ment between the employ­er and appren­tice or trainee
• The nom­i­nat­ed Reg­is­tered Train­ing Organ­i­sa­tion (RTO) is TAFE NSW.
• All Trainees will work on the job 4‑days per week and 1 day per week will par­tic­i­pate in for­mal train­ing and education

The suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be sup­port­ed dur­ing the onboard­ing process and our team will pro­vide post place­ment sup­port to every trainee as they work towards gain­ing their qualifications.


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