Work Experience and Traineeships

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Work Experience Opportunities 

Gain valuable insights and inspiration through a work experience placement with us.

If you’re a student in years 10-12 or studying at TAFE, university or college, an Australian citizen or resident, our work experience program opens the door to real-life opportunities to participate in a role that interests you, with helpful mentoring from seasoned professionals in the field.  

What will you choose?

  • Business Administration
  • Out of School Hours Care (OOSH)
  • Civil Construction (Roads)
  • Community Development
  • Electrical
  • Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Fitting/machining)
  • Environmental Health
  • Finance (unavailable between June and September)
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanics
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Management (Records)
  • Infrastructure Construction
  • Libraries
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • People and Culture
  • Project Management
  • Roads Maintenance
  • Tourism and Events
  • Town Planning and Assessment
  • Water Industry Operations 

For more information or to apply for work experience please download our Work Experience Information Package here(PDF, 601KB) or contact the People and Culture team by phone on 02 4868 08888 or by email at


Take-up a Traineeship

Expand your career horizons through one of the many and varied traineeships offered at Council. 

Business Administration Traineeships

Offered by a range of branches at Council.

An opportunity to develop your skills and capabilities for general office duties specific to a department while studying toward a Certificate III in Business Administration at TAFE. 


Outside Schools Hours Care Traineeships

Gain frontline experience as part of our OOSH team while attending formal training with TAFE toward your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.


First Nations Traineeships

Each year, a number of positions are offered within our traineeship program to applicants who identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background. Exemption granted under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. 

Attractive Cadetships

Council can open doors to cadetships in areas such as engineering, planning and library services if you are studying toward qualifications in these fields.

Our cadetships offer employment for the length of your degree with practical study leave options to help you achieve a balance between your studies and full-time employment.  In addition, university tuition fees are paid under Council’s Training and Development Procedure.

Visit our current opportunities page to apply. 

Am I eligible for work experience?

You can apply for work experience with Council if:

. You're an Australian citizen or resident

. You’re currently studying at high school (Years 10, 11, 12) Tafe, university or college

. You can provide Public Liability and Personal Injury insurance cover from your place of study