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Reference Number 13348
Position Title Horticultural Apprentice
Employment Type Apprentice Position (Fixed term up to 4 years)
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification Trainee State Horticulture 75% L050 
Maximum Award/Classification Trainee State Horticulture 75% L050 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Horticultural Apprentice  WS3220

Temporary Fixed Term: 4 Year Apprenticeship - Certificate III in Parks & Gardens

Salary Range: $39,754.89 per annum

Locations: Martyn Street Depot, 158a Martyn Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13348

Close Date: Monday 2 November 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To obtain Certificate III Parks & Gardens qualification.
  • To provide Horticulture support through the apprenticeship process in the central precinct.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A minimum Year 10 standard of numeracy and literacy.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow work schedules.
  • Ability to work in a high profile public environment providing quality customer service.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities, Selection Criteria and Functional Job Demands, please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.  

 How to Apply: 

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:  

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.  

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:-

  • Pre‑employment functional medical assessment, which will include a drug and alcohol test.
  • National Police/Criminal History Check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue   Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Fixed Term Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership   (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position


Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 02/11/2020
Position Description
Advert #13348.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.