Dedicated in supporting senior school students

As School Based Traineeships are our primary focus, we are dedicated in supporting senior school students as they learn to balance their school commitments and traineeships.

We work directly with all nominated school representatives to not only find the students best suited for this industry and pathway, but also ensure we create the perfect synergy to ensure students achieve successful completions.


What to expect from LEA

Multiple vacancies and pathway opportunities for students

information sessions

Direct involvement in the
recruitment process

Direct involvement in the
recruitment process

Term Progress

Updates on any
performance concerns


Extra support
with qualifications

Opportunities to further develop work readiness skills - seminars, mock interviews, workshops etc

// our schools

What do they
think about us...

Arkana College
I am currently enrolled in Certificate III Sport and Recreation School-Based Traineeship with Leisure Employment Australia and working as a lifeguard. y. By choosing this traineeship, I have been able to gain a Certificate III, Learn-to-Swim qualification and excellent ‘on-the-job’ experience of being a lifeguard. The program has inspired me to further my career into the fitness industry and do something I am passionate about and love all while completing high school.
Bexley Grammat
When I heard about the School Based Traineeship with LEA, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Being able to complete a Cert III in Sport and Recreation and work part time as a lifeguard suited me perfectly. During the traineeship, I have been able to further my knowledge within the Aquatic industry and have learnt the valuable skills to be able to ‘save a life’.I have been fully supported by LEA, School and my co-workers and have made some great new friends along the way.
Samantha B.
Gladstone Aquatic Centre
Starting from a very young age I found a passion for sports and revolved my whole life around it, participating in sports inside and outside of school. When the opportunity arose to enrol in the Certificate III in Sport and Recreation as a School-Based traineeship I jumped at the chance. Thanks to Leisure Employment Australia I have been able to enhance my knowledge in the sporting industry to follow my dreams and make a career out of something I have always loved. I am grateful for my traineeship opportunity and also the great friendships I have developed while completing my senior schooling.
Hudson I.
Hurstville Aquatic Centre
Hudson is an example of the programs ability to help s student mature into a valuable team member. Under the guidance of our managers, Hudson has transformed to a hardworking staff member who brings positive energy to his work. Having recently completed his Traineeship, Hudson found a passion working as a barista in the café whilst continuing to lifeguard and coach.

// Are you ready to pursue a career within the Sports and Recreation Industry?