Higher Apprenticeships and Traineeships Social Services Extension Project (HATSSEP)
As Australia’s fastest growing jobs sector, the social services have a vital role to play in Victoria’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Higher Apprenticeships and Traineeships Social Services Extension Project (HATSSEP) is designed to help grow this workforce and address skills gaps, with 400 funded traineeships for social services workers.
It’s delivered in partnership with the Workforce Innovation and Development Institute (WIDI) at RMIT University, and leading organisations in the Victorian social services sector.
The purpose of the project is to:
- Give experienced and unrecognised social services workers the opportunity to upskill and gain credentials through a Certificate IV Disability traineeship (200 funded places).
- Give experienced and emerging social service leaders the opportunity to upskill through an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management traineeship (200 funded places).