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Identified First Nations Trainee (Creative Arts & Events)

Category:  First Nations
Work Type:  Traineeship

$28K – $46K Base Salary (pro-rata)
Location: Sunshine Coast
Full-time Traineeship (12 months)
Applications close: Sunday, 2 April 2023 11:59pm AEST


Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Traineeship

We are looking for ambitious and motivated individuals to join Sunshine Coast Council’s Traineeship Program.


This is a rewarding opportunity where you will gain a certificate level qualification combined with valuable work experience and a supportive and dynamic work environment to develop your skills!


As one of our Trainees, you will be exposed to a wide range of areas within our organisation and the services that we deliver to our vibrant community. You will work alongside experienced professionals and receive on-the-job training, as well as structured learning and development opportunities.


About the Role

As the Creative Arts & Events Trainee, you will gain experience and exposure to:

  • Undertaking and completing the Certificate III in Business qualification and participating in both on and off the job training, as outlined in the Certificate III in Business training plan.
  • Provide administrative assistance including but not limited to diary management, word processing, data entry, record management and ongoing communication to staff members and community members.
  • Provide professional and courteous customer service when responding to routine telephone, email and face to face customer service tasks.
  • Assist the team by contributing to administrative projects, activities and other support tasks as assigned from time to time.
  • Operate and maintain office equipment associated with the position, including telephones, photocopier and printer.



Our Traineeships are partly funded under the Skilling Queensland for Work First Start program. Candidates must identify with one of the following categories to be eligible for this program.

  • young people (aged 15–24 years)
  • long-term unemployed job seekers
  • mature-age job seekers (aged 45 years or older)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • people with disability
  • displaced workers
  • women re-entering the workforce
  • veterans and ex-service personnel


Applicants must also be:

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


About you:

Our Traineeship program are entry-level positions that have been developed for people with limited work experience and limited qualifications.


The successful candidates will have:

  • Dedication to complete a certificate qualification
  • A strong desire to learn and develop new skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive and positive attitude
  • A willingness to take on new challenges
  • A team player mentality
  • Current “C” or “P” class drivers licence


Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits and working styles to suit you:

  • Wellbeing: Your wellbeing is important to us therefore we offer a number of different initiatives such as discounted health related memberships, fitness passport, employee assistance program and development opportunities. 
  • Flexibility: We know it is important to balance life and work, therefore we offer flexible working including a 9-day fortnight that will help you be your best.
  • Extras: Those extras make a difference therefore we offer salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation, smartphones and devices. We also pay you 17.5% leave loading and generous Superannuation where council will contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution.


How to Apply

Your written application should include:

  • a 1-page cover letter expressing your interest and summarising your suitability for the role with reference to the Position Profile;
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.


To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2022-2026.


For specific enquiries contact our Employment & Learning team during business hours on 07 5441 9393.


We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team.


At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.

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