24 Nov 2020

Permanent Plumbing Apprentice – Proserpine

for Whitsunday Regional Council – Far North Queensland

Job Description

Employer: Whitsunday Regional Council
Job Type: Full Time Temporary
City: Whitsunday Region
Post Date: 24/11/2020
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Plumbing Apprentice – Proserpine

Plumbing Apprentice

Whitsunday Water / Infrastructure Services Directorate


Temporary Full Time – 9 Day Fortnight

The Whitsunday Regional Council is situated at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The region encompasses the 74 tropical Whitsunday Islands, the coastal towns of Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket, Shute Harbour and Bowen along with the rural towns of Proserpine and Collinsville. The Whitsunday region offers a dynamic environment and is perfectly placed to live, work, play and invest.

The Role

Council is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person to undertake a Certificate III in Plumbing Apprenticeship. Funding for this position has been provided to Council through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative – First Start Program. The program aims to provide young people and disadvantaged Queensland job seekers with opportunities to gain a nationally recognised qualification and twelve (12) months on the job experience.

The apprenticeship will involve undertaking tasks such as assessing and repairing structures and facilities, including but not limited to maintain and fixing piping systems, water regulators as well as maintaining stormwater, drainage and sewerage system. Further tasks include assessing damage on stormwater drains and checking for signs of wear and tear such as cracks or leakages.

To be eligible you must be:

  • aged 15 years or older and no longer at school; and
  • able to meet citizen, residency and visa requirements to undertake an apprenticeship; and

In addition to the above, to be eligible you must be able to identify with at least one of the following:

  • a young person (aged 15-24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care;
  • a long-term unemployed job seeker;
  • a mature-age job seeker (aged 45 years or older);
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
  • a migrant or refuge from a culturally and linguistically diverse background;
  • a person with a disability;
  • a displaced worker (retrenched or redundant);
  • a woman re-entering the workforce;
  • a veteran, ex-ADF personnel or their family member.


  • Basic literacy, numeracy and oral communication skills sufficient to complete a Certificate III in Plumbing
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights


  • C Class Manual Driver’s Licence
  • Occupational Health and Safety Construction Induction White Card

How to Apply

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Job Locations: Far North Queensland.
Job Categories: Plumbers.
Job Types: Permanent.
Job Tags: full time jobs for 50+, jobs for 50+, jobs for mature age, jobs for mature age workers, jobs for older workers, mature age, mature age jobs, older workers, and older workers jobs.
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