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498109 Projects & Asset Srvcs Apprentice Parks/ Horticulture/ Arboriculture

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region. 

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 479,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today. 

This role sits in the Parks operations team, under the Asset Maintenance department of the Project and Asset Services division within Moreton Bay Regional Council. The Asset Maintenance department is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of Council’s assets throughout the region. The areas of responsibility are primarily Roads and Drains, Parks, Cleansing, Construction, Fleet and Building and Facilities infrastructure. The Asset Maintenance department is one of the largest departments within Council, maintaining essential community infrastructure across the Moreton Bay region.

The role

Your responsibilities will include assisting with and undertaking onsite relevant arboricultural services and activities as defined through the legislative requirements for this position through the development of a trade and technical knowledge through work based training. 

You will be required to correctly use and maintain plant and equipment provided and comply with all legislation, approved standards, policies and procedures relating to the teams practices and processes as well we support the wider outputs of the team and work as an integral part of the broader Parks and Open Space teams. 


To be successful in this role you will have a passion for this industry, solid aptitude and ability to enrol in and complete a Certificate III in Arboriculture, eagerness to learn new tasks and acquire new skills and ability to work in a variety of work locations - including working at heights. 

Additionally you will hold a current C class driver's license and a Construction Induction Card (or willingness to obtain prior to commencement at your own cost) 

There is a requirement of this position that you will obtain an MR (Medium Rigid) truck license and an EWP (elevating work platform) license within the first 12 months of commencement. 


This role with Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) and a 9 day fortnight in addition to four weeks paid annual leave per year.

Council’s work locations have local parking.


Term: Maximum Term Full Time - length of apprenticeship - 3 years

Location: Caboolture and Petrie (2 positions available) 

Award/Level: Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level  of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement

Remuneration: starting at $45,021 pa + super (76 hour fortnight) + applicable allowances. Salary will increase based on completed training modules or time spent in the position. 

Please note - junior rates for applicants under 21 apply (starting at $40,819.04 pa + super + applicable allowances) 


Please note:

  • Applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by MBRC as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.


How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role (optional) 

Applications close 11:55pm Monday 4th July 2022

Position Description 

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