New ICT and Cyber Security traineeships for career pathways!

Following industry feedback a new school-based ICT traineeship, new existing worker ICT traineeships, and three new higher level traineeships have been established to address skill needs for WA's crucial information communications and technology (ICT) sector.

Three new  ICT traineeships
In addition to the traineeships already available in the Certificate III and the Certificate IV in Information Technology, three new ICT traineeships are now available in the following qualifications.

  • Certificate IV in Cyber Security
  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

The Certificate IV in Information Technology traineeship has also been streamlined and now includes a broad range of specialisations such as gaming development, programming, networking and web development.

These new higher level traineeships will help address critical skills needs in the ICT sector and provide an employment-based training pathway for new workers. Traineeship graduates will develop skills for a range of industries that require ICT specialists, such as defence, government, telecommunications, logistics and well as upskilling and re-skilling existing workers. These qualifications are also heavily subsidised through the State Government’s highly successful Lower fees, local skills initiative, keeping training costs affordable. 

New school-based ICT traineeship
Secondary school students will now have a pathway to higher level training, with the existing Certificate III in Information Technology traineeship now expanded to include a school-based traineeship for students seeking a career in ICT. This new qualification is in addition to the existing Certificate III in Applied Digital Technologies school-based ICT traineeship.

Career opportunities arising from these traineeships are not just limited to the ICT sector, but extend to other industries that require ICT specialists such as defence; government; telecommunications; logistics; and finance.

Existing worker traineeships in ICT
To help employers enhance the skills of their workforce, to support current and future business needs, a limited number of existing workers will also be able to access these traineeships at low cost. All three traineeships have been added to the Existing Worker Traineeship (EWT) program, to support employers in this critical sector invest in their workforce. Trainees will gain a nationally recognised qualification that combines employment and training. Following the completion of the higher level traineeship, they may also progress to higher education studies. These EWTs are also heavily subsidised with course fees reduced by 72 per cent through the WA State Government's highly successful Lower fees, local skills initiative, keeping training costs affordable.

Page last updated May 17, 2023