Conservation Traineeship - Open Age

Last updated: 24/08/2023

IMPACT Community Services Limited (IMPACT) is a high profile, community owned organisation supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. Since 1978, we have been supporting local people experiencing disadvantage, poverty and exclusion. Our vision is to improve lives. IMPACT is also a Child Safe Organisation committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

About the traineeship

If you like to work outdoors and undertake training as part of an energetic team to manage the re-invigoration of important Natural Areas in the Bundaberg area, this is the job for you. 

The traineeship is 22 weeks of full-time paid work (76 hours per fortnight over 9 days). You will also complete a Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management. Traineeship wages apply and depend upon your level of schooling and the number of years out of school (from $384 to $690 per week).

We have 10 traineeships available as part of Skilling Queenslanders for Work. The team works closely with the Bundaberg Regional Council Rangers across different Natural Areas in the local region. You will complete projects such as: 

  • Tree planting
  • Installing irrigation
  • Improving beach access
  • Restoring & rejuvenating areas with native plants
  • Weed control
  • Repairing and/ or installing walking tracks, fencing, handrails, timber steps and board-walks
  • Building your knowledge and experience in environmental conservation

You need your own transport to the work site and the hours of work are 7.30am - 4.30pm. 

About you 

To be eligible for this traineeship, you must:

  • Live in Queensland
  • Be 15 years or older and not at school
  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Be an Australian or NZ citizen, a permanent resident or on a pathway to becoming a permanent resident
  • Be able to commence work on Tuesday 3 October 2023
  • Be unemployed or underemployed and at least one of the following:   
  1. Do not personally receive any financial support from Centrelink (other than Family tax benefit) or
  2. Have accessed Australian Government employment services (Centrelink) for more than 6 months and remain unemployed, and/or
  3. Require complementary services because you have significant barriers to learning and employment 

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Work Skills Traineeship project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

If you have completed another SQW project, you may not be successful with this application, but we can request the Department to consider your circumstances on a case by case basis, so come along to our information session.

How to apply 

You will need to attend our information session at IMPACT Community Services, 108 Bargara Road, Bundaberg at 9.15am on Monday 18 September 2023 and bring along your: 

  • Resume with a minimum of 2 referees
  • Identification
  • Please phone 4153 4233 and register for information session

IMPACT welcomes all applications, including from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and recovery, a disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

We believe that diversity in our workplace makes us stronger and we provide equal opportunity to all. IMPACT is proud to be an INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER 2022-2023 with the Diversity Council Australia

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
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