Apprenticeships & traineeships

If you’re receiving income support and want to connect to skills and training, we can help.

Connect to training, courses and nationally recognised qualifications as an apprentice or trainee

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way for you to launch your career in a job you love. Get real-world, paid experience in an industry that’s suited to your unique interests and needs. You’ll finish with a nationally recognised qualification and a job.

If you’re receiving income support and considering an apprenticeship or traineeship, we can help get you started and stay with you on your training pathway.  

Whether you’re a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult looking for a career change, an apprenticeship or traineeship can help you get the skills you need for the job you want. 

Apprenticeships and traineeships for people living with disability, illness or injury

If you’re living with a disability, mental health condition, injury or treated illness, we can help you find the right qualification and pathway that’s right for you, too. 

CoAct is a leading not-for-profit employment services provider. Together with our national network of service partners, we deliver Disability Employment Services, Workforce Australia and Workforce Australia – Transition to Work. These are government-funded programs that help job seekers connect to training, education and jobs.  

You’re unique, so we make sure our support is too. We’re ready to help you find a training pathway to a job you enjoy and want to stay in. We offer flexible servicing, have local expertise and are connected to your community.   

Our employment services

Our team of employment specialists can help you find work, training, education or other support that suits your individual needs.

Am I eligible for Employment Services?

Each of our programs has different eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES) if you are:

  • living with a disability, mental health condition, treated illness or injury that makes it difficult to find and keep a job. 
  • an Australian citizen or hold a permanent resident, or on a Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa.
  • aged between 14 and 67.
  • able to work at least 8 hours per week and no more than 30. 
  • are receiving an income support payment.

You may be eligible for personalised support via Workforce Australia if you are:

  • currently unemployed.
  • someone who will benefit from more intensive assistance.
  • on income support with mutual obligation requirements.

Get started with CoAct

Step 1
Complete our easy form or call 1800 226 228 and we’ll get back to you within 24 hrs.
Step 2
Meet with our team. We’ll unpack your goals, skills and health condition, and identify the support you need.
Step 3
We’re with you every step of your journey to work, building your skills and confidence to find the right job for you.
Step 4
Our team will provide ongoing support once you are in work.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider

CoAct plays a key role in supporting people into apprenticeships and traineeships across Western Australia. In collaboration with CoAct Service Partner, BUSY At Work, The Apprenticeship Community is a trusted Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider working to connect and support employers and new and existing apprentices/trainees.

The Apprenticeship Community connects job seekers in Perth and across Western Australia with fully accredited workplace apprenticeships and traineeships that get you into meaningful work sooner.

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Find your local provider

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Register your interest

Need help to find and keep a job? Call us on 1800 226 228 or complete our form and we’ll get back to you within the next 24 hours.

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