Cadetships are employment and competency based programs, tailored to meet industry requirements—the WA public sector environment—and are available to existing public sector employees.

The pilot cadetships have been developed as sector-wide cadetships and are aligned with Australian Apprenticeships, the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s (DTWD) Skilling WA, A workforce plan for Western Australian and the Public Sector Commission’s Employment-based training strategy 2013-2015. The programs were established in collaboration with DTWD, Electrical Utilities and Public Administration Training Council under Australian Apprenticeships within the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996.

The cadetships will draw on existing experience and knowledge of participants to enhance the career pathways and opportunities for participants through on the job training, and assessment.

The Commission identified gaps across the public sector in human resources, financial services and investigations. These areas were also supported by the State Priority Occupations List 

The pilot cadetships included the Diploma of Government –  Human Resources which commenced in October 2014,  Diploma of Government – Financial Services(PSP50512) which  commenced in March 2015 and the Diploma of Government – Investigations which will commence in September 2015.

These pilots represent a significant workforce development initiative that provide innovative ways to address aging workforce requirements by investing in current experience and attracting youth into the sector by providing life-long learning pathways. These cadetships are a first for the public sector in Western Australia.

Cadetship in Investigations

The Commission is offering a unique opportunity for a limited number of eligible public sector employees to participate in the pilot cadetship in investigations. The cadetship is targeted at public sector employee's who investigate, coordinate and conduct matters in accordance with rules of procedural fairness and natural justice to determine what response should apply to breaches and non-compliance. The pilot cadetship is supported by DTWD.

The Diploma of Government – Investigations (PSP51712), is the third of three pilot cadetships being offered by the Commission. Applications are now open and close on the 8 September 2015


Kerry Collins - Senior Consultant, Skills Development.
Centre for Public Sector Excellence
Phone: (08) 6552 8813

Page last updated 6 August 2015