Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Council is excited to offer our community a great range of new traineeship and apprenticeship job opportunities.

"Gain real-life, hands-on experience working with Council."

First Start primarily targets young Queensland school leavers and disadvantaged job seekers considered at risk of enduring prolonged periods of unemployment.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Aged 15 years or older and no longer at school
  • Able to meet citizen, residency and visa requirements to undertake a traineeship
  • Able to pass a drug and alcohol test

Further eligibility requirements:

Applicants must meet one of the following identified disadvantage groups (you can meet more than one requirement):

  • Young people (aged 15 - 24 years)
  • Long term unemployed job seekers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Mature-age job seekers (45 years or older)
  • Migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People with disability
  • Displaced workers
  • Women re-entering the workforce
  • Veterans and ex-service personnel



  • Certificate II Automotive Servicing Technology
  • Certificate III Business
  • Certificate III Civil Construction (Labourer)
  • Certificate III Conservation & Land Management
  • Certificate IV Information Technology (Support)
  • Certificate IV Library & Information Services


  • Certificate III Painting and Decorating
  • Certificate III Parks & Gardens
  • Certificate III Sports Turf Management
  • Certificate III Engineering (Fabrication)
  • Certificate III Engineering (Fitting & Turning)
  • Certificate III in Electro Technology
  • Certificate III Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III Plumbing

Applications closed

This Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.