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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Youth Employment

To maintain and build a skilled and capable workforce we must provide career pathways for young people.

The Tasmanian State Service is committed to working towards diverse and inclusive workplaces, and is committed to providing employment opportunities for young people in Tasmania.

The State Service Management Office is leading a number of initiatives that offer a career pathway into the State Service for young people.


The State Service Management Office coordinates the TasGRAD program.

This is a two-year program which offers recent graduates full-time employment as well as participation in an 18-month professional development program with the potential of a 6 month rotational opportunity (within or out of the Agency). Graduates are employed across a range of Agencies and roles.

School-based Traineeships

The State Service Management Office facilitates the Tasmanian State Service School-based Traineeship program.

The program provides opportunities for students to combine work, training and education. Students are able to gain a nationally-recognised qualification through working part-time in the State Service, while staying at school to complete their Tasmanian Certificate of Education in Years 11 and 12.

The Program also supports building our Grade 12 retention rate by providing varied and vocational specific opportunities. Importantly, the traineeships provide students with both a qualification and work skills that may lead to further employment or education.

We are currently in the process of finalising the 2020 school-based traineeship program details,
we look forward to sharing the opportunities with you soon – email us on to register your interest in our upcoming program.

Overview of School-based Traineeship Program from DPAC on Vimeo.

Trainee Education Support Assistant, Edith Creek Primary School, Department of Education

Jarred from DPAC on Vimeo.

Trainee Administration Assistant, Water and Marine Resources, DPIPWE

Rachell from DPAC on Vimeo.

Trainee Wildlife Officer, Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, DPIPWE

Jessica from DPAC on Vimeo.

Trainee Administration Assistant, Payroll Services, Department of Health

Grace from DPAC on Vimeo.

Trainee Kitchen Operations, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

Gracie from DPAC on Vimeo.

All of the trainees

School-based trainees from DPAC on Vimeo.

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