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Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Work Experience

Council is committed to providing local opportunities within the region. You will have the opportunity to kickstart your career within a progressive local government organisation.

Central Highlands Regional Council are seeking driven, friendly, passionate, and confident individuals to join our team as an apprentice or trainee. You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience across a variety of areas while being fully supported throughout your study.

Recruitment for our 2024 intake of Apprentices and Trainees will commence later this year


Kick start your career with CHRC

What is the best part of your traineeship?


Benefits for council apprenticeships and traineeships include

  • Paid fixed-term employment for the duration of your course (apprentice and trainee wages apply)
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Hands-on experience within a diverse organisation
  • Qualification expenses covered
  • Uniforms and tools provided
  • Work/life balance with 9-day fortnight
  • Health and wellbeing programs
  • Dedicated apprentice and trainee support person
  • Supportive mentoring and coaching from experiences tradespersons and supervisors

For more information about apprenticeships and traineeships with council, please contact Sarah Bates on 1300 242 686 or via email

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.

Work Experience Application

  • Student Details

  • Emergency Contact Details

  • Education Institution Details

  • Eg. Year 12
  • Other information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

For further information, please email or phone Training and Development on 1300 242 686.

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