Apprentice Parks and Gardens (Horticulture)
Lake Macquarie City Council
Boolaroo, NSW, Australia
4d ago


This is an entry level position designed to develop, support and mentor the successful applicant in all facets of the role.

Candidates who have completed a Certificate III in Parks and Garden will not be eligible to apply.

This exciting role is part of Council’s Education to Employment (E2E) program that offers apprentices, trainees and cadets the opportunity to learn, work and grow in a supportive environment while actively contributing to our Community.

Benefits of the program include paid work experience whilst studying towards a qualification, paid course fees, paid time for compulsory course attendance, and gaining valuable transferable skills!

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our City Presentation team to learn and develop your skills in horticulture and vegetation management.

You will have the opportunity to assist the team to implement Council’s vegetation maintenance program and deliver a high level of customer service to our customers.

You will receive broad practical experience in vegetation maintenance including mowing, whipper snipping, weeding, spraying, pruning, planting and mulching in parks,reserves and on road sides to complement and support the knowledge gained though TAFE studies.

Please note : A full list of accountabilities is located within the attached Position Statement.


Lake Mac is seeking a customer focused individual with a passion for horticulture. You will have an interest in our environment, be fascinated by plants and making them grow, love the outdoors and will bring high energy and commitment to making our open spaces presentable for our community.

Reporting to the Vegetation Maintenance Site Supervisor, you will have :

  • Satisfactory Year 10 Record of School Achievement including the completion of mandatory Mathematics and English subjects, or Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) with satisfactory results in Mathematics and English
  • Able to satisfy the physical requirements of the role
  • A willingness to work in an outdoor (on-site) environment with various items of plant and equipment associated with the trade
  • Demonstrated interest in undertaking a trade with a focus on Vegetation Maintenance; including mowing and horticultural work
  • Minimum C class driver’s licence or willingness and ability to obtain licence

  • From $716.84 per week plus 12% superannuation
  • 38-hour working week within a nine-day fortnight
  • full payment of course fees after successful completion of subjects
  • valuable work experience and transferrable skills
  • be mentored and supported by highly skilled supervisors
  • work in our beautiful open spaces across Lake Mac
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