Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Are you looking to gain a nationally recognised qualification, enjoy working in a team environment and want to earn while you learn?

Townsville City Council has recently received funding for Work Skills Traineeships, one of seven programs that make up the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

The program offers disadvantaged Queenslanders employment on public works, community and environmental projects, with participants undertaking a Work Skills Traineeship.

To be eligible, disadvantaged Queenslanders must also be:

  • aged 15 years or older and no longer at school
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen.

Work Skills Traineeships primarily targets Queensland residents who either:

  • are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance, or
  • require complementary services because they have significant barriers to learning and employment, or have accessed Australian Government services for more than six months and remain unemployed

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)
  • 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
  • Women re-entering the workforce



Conservation and Land Management (Certificate I CALM)

  • Trainees will work alongside our Parks and Open Spaces crews to service the communities green spaces, as well as the natural areas across the city.

Construction (Certificate I Construction)

  • Trainees will work alongside our Civil Construction crews to identify, repair and rebuild flood affected assets for our community, whilst also undertaking general civil construction of roads, drainage, etc across the city.

Business (Certificate I Business)

  • Trainees will be deployed into disaster recovery sub-committees to provide administrative support to committee staff whilst also assisting the broader administration teams across council.

Further job specific requirements may be requested.  Applications close Thursday 6 June 2019. Visit the link below for more information.

Applications now closed

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