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Apprentice Parks and Gardens

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Employer:  City of Canterbury-Bankstown
Job Type:  Contract
Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia (Show on map)

Apprentice Parks and Gardens

  • Exciting Apprenticeship Opportunity
  • Dymanic Team
  • Local Government

Are you looking to start your career with an apprentice opportunity within gardening? Do you love the outdoors and enjoy working in open spaces? If so Canterbury Bankstown Council is now seeking an apprentice to join their Parks and Gardens team where you will learn all the relevant skills to beautify and maintain Councils parks, reserves, gardens and landscaped areas across our city.

You will be required to attend TAFE and participate in on the job training where you will develop the necessary skills to become a qualified Gardener.


Assist the Team Leader Parks & Gardens, and other Parks & Gardens staff to:

  • Ensure parks, reserves, gardens, trees, landscaped areas, etc. are maintained in accordance with budgets, service agreements, rosters and programs
  • Identify, report and where possible rectify landscape deficiencies.
  • Where necessary, provide options and recommendations, including accurate cost estimates, to rectify landscape deficiencies.
  • Undertake risk and hazard assessments of all areas under the position holder's control and where necessary take corrective action.
  • Provide assistance and advice to Council, management, staff, customers and the community when necessary.
  • Undertake on the job skills development and training.
  • Attendance and successful completion of off the job trade related practices (TAFE). 
  • Learn and continually apply new skills to required standards
  • Identify, report and where possible rectify landscape deficiencies.
  • Operate ride on mowers, chainsaws or other related plant as required.
  • Operate minor plant items/hand tools as required.
  • Ensure plant & equipment is properly used and maintained.
  • Others duties as required from time to time, as directed, within the skills and competencies obtained.

Essential Criteria:

  • Completion of NSW record of School Achievement (RoSA)
  • Willingness to develop and learn new skills
  • Willingness to work and actively contribute as part of a team


  • Class C Driver’s Licence

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted online by clicking the 'Apply' button below and creating a login using your email address. When submitting your application, make sure to address the Essential Criteria mentioned in the below Position Description in your covering letter.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on Sunday 30, September 2018.

For more information, please contact Peter Hayes Coordinator Parks and Open Space 0707 9514

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