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Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Work Experience

Kickstart your career with council

Central Highlands Regional Council is committed to providing local opportunities within the region. We are seeking motivated, friendly, passionate and confident individuals to join our teams as trainees. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their chosen career with structured and personalised support throughout the completion of their qualification.  

 Positions available for 2024 are:



Benefits for council apprenticeships and traineeships include:

  • Paid employment for the duration of your training contract (trainee wages apply)
  • Nationally recognised qualification upon completion 
  • Hands-on experience within a diverse organisation  
  • Qualification expenses covered  
  • Uniforms provided  
  • Work/life balance with the option for a 9-day fortnight (depending on the role) 
  • Health and wellbeing programs  
  • Dedicated support person 
  • Supportive mentoring and coaching from experienced supervisors and team members 

What is the best part of your traineeship?

Work experience

Central Highlands Regional Council recognises that work experience is an important part of student’s development. We aim to enable high school students to experience the dynamic area of Local Government, gaining valuable insights into their chosen field of study while contributing to part of their curriculum through unpaid work experience. To be eligible for a work experience placement you must be a secondary school student who is at least 15 years old.

The number of work experience placements available with council depends on the ability of the work area to provide effective on-the-job experience at a time suitable for both the branch and the student – (a minimum of 4 weeks lead time would be ideal).

Please note: You will be required to speak with your schools work experience coordinator regarding a placement prior to completing our online form.

For further information, please email learn@chrc.qld.gov.au or phone Training and Development on 1300 242 686.

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