Council offers a Pathways Program that combines diverse real world experiences with learning for all different ages and education levels. Each of these categories will include formal training, coaching and mentoring relevant to their career area.
Our five programs include:
Apprenticeships allow participants to gain paid practical workplace experience that complements the skills and tertiary studies being learned at TAFE, or similar training organsation, alongside the support of a mentor.
Apprenticeships are undertaken up to, or including, AQF Level 4, and typically take four (4) years to complete.
Traineeships allow participants to gain paid practical workplace experience that complement the skills and tertiary studies being learned at TAFE, or similar training organsation, alongside the support of a mentor.
Apprenticeships are undertaken at a minimum level of AQF Level 3, and typically take 12 to 24 months to complete.
Cadetships are structured programs for university students that help participants work towards completing their degree and studies (AQF Level 7), while also gaining workplace experience and mentoring.
Cadets will spend around one (1) day per week attending university, while Council will pay 100% of the tuition fees and accommodate students attending lectures.
Cadetships typically take three (3) to four (4) years to complete.
Internships are structured programs for participants who have completed their studies and attained a qualification that does not exceed AQF Level 6 within the last 24 months.
Internships are fixed term paid opportunities that focus on learning and development, as well as on the job experience and mentoring. Participants may be employed on a full time or part time basis depending on the requirements of the role and needs of Council.
Internships can vary between three (3) to 12 months in duration.
A graduate program is a structured program typically for participants who have recently completed their final year of study.
To be eligible, participants need to have completed their degree (minimum AQF Level 7) within the last two (2) years. Graduate roles are fixed term contracts that focus on learning and development, as well as on the job training and mentoring, and usually include the opportunity to work in various roles during the rotational schedule.
Graduate programs are generally two (2) years in duration.
Our work experience program is offered to students and other community members where participants will receive job training, support, guidance, direction and feedback to help develop their vocational skills.
The program runs for a one (1) or two (2) week period. The program is voluntary and there will be no payment exchanged for undertaking a placement.
Although we try our best to accommodate all requests for work experience, we can’t always guarantee acceptance due to a range of operational requirements.