Scaffolding Traineeships

Port Kembla NSW, Australia

  • Immediate Commencement
  • Gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Work with a Leading Industry Company


Who you’ll be working with…

HVTC Illawarra is an expert in the employment and training of apprentices and trainees. We believe skills change lives and that apprenticeships and traineeships can open doors to incredible careers. This is why we partner with businesses to match the right person with the right career.

During your traineeship, you’ll be employed by us, while completing on-the-job training with Host Employer KJ Scaffolding. We’ll provide you with ongoing mentoring and support to help you achieve your career goals and unleash your true potential. 

So what are you waiting for?


What’s in it for me?

Being a HVTC trainee opens the door to working for industry leaders via our key connections with major local employers.

Being a HVTC  trainee means you have ongoing job security! Our network of Host Employers means we can offer rotations to ensure you can fulfil your education and training requirements; Become qualified without getting yourself into debt and actually earning an income!

Throughout your traineeship, you will be able to take advantage of our exclusive employee benefits, which include:

  • One-on-one coaching and development from a dedicated mentor
  • Individual and group safety training with our team of experts
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Alumni program to support you post qualification
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Commbank Workplace Banking Program to give you financial advice (and retail discounts!)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives, campaigns, and competitions through HVTC’s Committee (there might even be some prizes up for grabs!).
  • 24/7 confidential counselling through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider


What you’ll be doing…

You will complete a Certificate III Scaffolding over 24 months through a combination of formal training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and practical on-the-job experience with the Host Employer.

Throughout your formal training and practical experience in the workplace, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Plan, build and erect scaffold and working platforms for construction projects
  • Check and maintain scaffolding equipment and inspect scaffold structures for safety
  • Dismantle scaffold when the job is completed


What you’ll bring to the table…

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have the following:

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Commitment to full term of the traineeship and study requirements
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn and develop new skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrated confidence in working at heights
  • Have the physical ability to undertake the physical nature of the role
  • Strong ability to plan work and effective time management
  • WHS Construction White Card (or willing to obtain)
  • Current driver licence/ or willing to obtain within first 6 months (provisional licence accepted)
  • Access to reliable transport


What to do next

To apply for this role, click the ‘Apply for this job’ button and then follow the steps to complete your application. You can also apply online at by clicking on 'Vacancies' and selecting the relevant position, then the 'Apply Online' button at the top of the page.

All applications require a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.


What else is involved?

After submitting your online application, you may be invited to complete online testing, interviews and pre-employment medicals. We will also contact your references if you progress through these recruitment stages. Please be sure to check your emails (including your junk folder) and respond to missed phone calls, voicemail messages and text messages.


If you have any questions about this role please contact Destine Metcalfe on 02 4271 7051. 


Applications close 8th June 2022

As a recognised 2019 Diversity Champion HVTC are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity. We encourage applications from all members of the community, including people from indigenous backgrounds, women seeking non-traditional trade opportunities and mature aged people.  

Type: Traineeship

Category: Building & Construction - Construction

Reference ID: DM000275

Date Posted: 11/05/2022