First listed on: 06 February 2020

Trainee (Horticulture)

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • temporary full time - 76 hours per fortnight
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - South Grafton/Townsend
  • full payment of course fees

About the role

If you are you passionate about Horticulture and are you looking for an opportunity ‘to plan and deliver services valued by the community’? Apply to join Clarence Valley Council’s Open Spaces team for the opportunity grow your skills in one of the most scenic beautiful and geographically diverse areas of the Northern Rivers.

We are seeking budding applicants to undertake a traineeship in horticultural, learn and apply skills that contribute to the maintenance and improvement of Council’s parks and reserves.

We offer a good work / life balance, and STRIVE to make the Clarence Valley a community full of opportunity.

Download the position description here.


Andrew Auglys, Supervisor (Open Spaces) on 6643 0200.

Closing date

Monday, 2 March 2020 at 11.30 pm (NSW time) daylight savings time.

Other important information

These positions are located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot and Townsend Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

Candidates must be eligible for a Government funded traineeship. Please ensure the traineeship/apprenticeship eligibility form is completed or your application will not be considered. Please download the form here.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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