Apprentice and trainee pathways

Listed are potential apprentice and trainee offerings at Mackay Regional Council.  These offerings will depend on council and regional  business needs.

Certificate II & III in Horticulture

12-month traineeship

Love the great outdoors then perhaps a career in horticulture is for you.  Learn about landscape gardening, plant identification and suitability and environmental sustainability all whilst working in a practical hands on setting.

Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management

12 – 24 month traineeships

Are you passionate about environmental conservation, native flora and fauna, keen to make a difference to our natural environment and restoration then look at a career in conservation and land management.

Certificate III in Business

12 – 24 month traineeship

Seeking exposure to the corporate world? Why not get your foot in the door with a business traineeship introducing you to how organisations operate and learning fundamental administration skills in a professional environment.

Certificate III in Library Services

18-month traineeship

This program is perfect for somebody looking to get started in library, information and cultural services. During your study you will gain knowledge in the library and information service industry, cataloguing tools, processing and maintaining information resources

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology

24-month traineeship

Learn how to use computer operating systems and hardware, develop skills in the use of various software applications while gaining an understanding of how to work effectively with ICT equipment.

Certificate III in Warehouse Operations

18-month traineeship

As a Warehousing Trainee, you will be involved in a combination of on the job learning and supported formal training. Performing a range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

Certificate III in Live Production and Services

12-month traineeship

Gain practical experience and knowledge in live production whilst working at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC). As a trainee in this area you will assist with staging, audio visual and lighting for events and productions in a hands-on role.  You will have the opportunity to be involved with major events held and organised by the MECC.

Certificate II in Civil Construction

12-month traineeship

This is a great career opportunity where you will learn a variety of valuable skills and learn the basics of Civil Construction as a foundation to a rewarding career. The traineeship will provide the knowledge and skills to enable a person to undertake a range of activities in the various aspects of the Civil industry.