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Traineeships are jobs that combine work and structured training.  Explore a career pathway with Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) while gaining a nationally recognised qualification. We offer career pathways for Aboriginal people through a full time traineeship as SLHD delivers a broad range of health services across the district to our Aboriginal communities.

SLHD Health Traineeships offer you the opportunity to:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Attain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Experience a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Benefit from practical on the job training
  • Build your self-esteem and a great career

Am I eligible for a full-time SLHD Health Traineeship?

You are eligible to apply for a full-time traineeship with SLHD if you are:

  • Undertaking a vocational pathway
  • Undertaking employment, access, literacy and numeracy TAFE courses
  • Studying part-time in alternative educational settings

Our Trainees are employed on a full time basis and are paid a fortnightly salary under an appropriate award.

SLHD offers Traineeships in the following areas:

Business Administration

Assistant in Nursing

This entry point offers a one year traineeship where recruits undertake on the job experience whilst completing the Certificate III in Assistant in Nursing.  We meet all costs of the traineeship course as well as provide support to help you successfully complete the Certificate III.

Other traineeships available in SLHD through partnership with the Ministry of Health are:

  • Mental Health
  • Traineeships
  • Population Health Traineeship
  • Public Health Traineeship

For further information please contact Aboriginal Workforce on (02)9767 5435 or

Email: anna.mcgowan@health.nsw.gov.au