Employment Opportunities

Traineeships and Cadetships

The Housing Trust offers opportunities for employment-based training via traineeships.

Traineeships are offered annually in the fields of business administration and social housing.

To apply for these minimum 12-month (nominal term) traineeships, it is essential that you have completed a minimum of Year 10 with passes in English and Maths.

Recruitment campaigns for traineeships are commenced each year, as required, on a replacement basis. Each year the number and opportunities vary to match operational needs offered across the business units and vocation.

Keep an eye on our job vacancies above for traineeship opportunities which will be advertised as they become available.

Your application will need to include a current resume and school results (if available).

For further information on opportunities to work with The Housing Trust, please email recruitment@housingtrust.org.au

Tips and Techniques

The whole job application process, from writing your resume to preparing for the interview, can be a daunting task, so we have prepared some useful tips and techniques to give you a little bit of guidance on how to prepare for each stage.

Writing your resume

Presentation

What to include

Addressing selection criteria

The following information is a guide specifically for people applying for an advertised position with The Housing Trust, as each organisation can differ in what they expect in the selection criteria.

What are selection criteria and why are they used?

The Housing Trust uses selection criteria to determine what qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that applicants have for each position.

You must meet the essential criteria to be considered for a position because without having the relevant qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you would not be able to do the job. If you do not address or meet the essential criteria you will not be short-listed for interview.

The selection criteria will also form the basis for your interview questions.

The steps in addressing selection criteria

Preparing for an interview

Preparation

Being well-prepared will help you feel more confident and relaxed in an interview. Your preparation should encompass not only familiarising yourself with the position, but also how you will relate your skills, experience and achievements to the requirements of the job and the needs of The Housing Trust.

At the Interview

This may be the only opportunity the selection committee has to determine whether you are the most suitable candidate for the position, so ensure you use the time efficiently.

Competency/behavioural questions

Many interviewers ask competency or behavioural questions, based on the principle that past behaviour predicts future actions. Use real examples in your responses – explain what you did, not what you would have done. It is acceptable to use an example in which the outcome was not positive if you can demonstrate how you learned from it. Again you can use the STAR approach above.

Please contact human resources (link to form that connects to recruitment@housingtrust.org.au) with any questions about your interview.

Need help?

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Housing Trust team today.

We’re available at 02 4254 1166 or info@housingtrust.org.au