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Trainee Horticulturists (x4)

WA - Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 29/09/2017

Job Category:

Apprenticeships & Traineeships / Agriculture & Horticulture

Job description:

Trainee Horticulturist (x4)
12 month Contract with possibility of extension
Location: Kings Park
Wage: WA Adult Minimum Wage if 21 years or older
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (Operations) General Agreement 2016

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is the most visited tourist destination in Perth and offers a prestigious work environment amongst some of the highest profile gardens in Perth. We are seeking enthusiastic and energetic applicants for four (4) trainee horticulturist positions to join our committed and passionate horticultural division. Successful applicants will gain invaluable on-the-job training and exposure to all applications of horticulture via a comprehensive in-house training program, complemented by formal study.

Applications are welcomed from people who are committed to completing a formal training contract, involving the successful trainee, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority as the employer, the Apprenticeship Office and the nominated Registered Training Organisation. There are currently four positions available but please note that these traineeship opportunities are only available for those seeking Certificate Levels 2 and 3 in Horticulture. Trainee contracts are based on gaining one certificate level per year. These opportunities are not suitable for people already holding a Certificate Level III, similar or higher. A pre employment screening process applies as part of the selection process.

Substantive Equality Statement
Your interest in employment opportunities at Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is welcomed. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people in our workplace.  We encourage all people, including those with disability, Aboriginal Australians, young people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for vacant positions.

Job Description
For a copy of the Job Description Form, please visit

Selection Criteria
1. Successful completion of Year 10.
2. Demonstrated good written and oral communication skills.
3. Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of horticulture (Provide details in your application of any practical experience you have done through school, as a volunteer, on weekends, etc).
4. Strong work ethic with a willingness and ability to perform physical work year round in an outdoor team environment.
5. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Western Australian flora.

For Further Job Related Information
Amanda Shade
(08) 9480 3657
(Not to be contacted for application packages)

Application Instructions or by
telephoning (08) 9480 3613
(24 hour answering machine)

Late or pro forma applications will not be accepted

Correspondence to applicants will primarily be made via email, so please ensure you provide an email address in your application.