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Get qualified on the job with Council

Get qualified on the job with Council

Monday 17 September 2018

Bass Coast Shire Council is now offering a range of Traineeships and Apprenticeships which provide an opportunity to gain valuable, practical work experience while being supported to complete relevant qualifications at TAFE.

Lacey Rolfe completed a Finance Traineeship in 2017 and said it helped to kick start her career and open her eyes to the numerous possibilities Local Government has to offer.

“I enjoyed gaining not only a Certificate IV in Accounting but also workplace skills and a broad range of knowledge,” Lacey said.

“My time with the Revenue Team taught me hard work is rewarded with not only success, but lifelong friendships too. I would highly recommend pursuing a traineeship with Council.”

Tristan Hanks is halfway through an IT Traineeship at Bass Coast and he is loving it.

I would recommend it to anyone wanting to start in the IT world, as it is a great start in a great community,” Tristan said.

“The entire organisation at Bass Coast is very friendly and full of helpful staff. I have learnt an incredible amount and made some great friendships.”

After completing a Human Resources/Administration Traineeship in 2017, Kristen Stewart is now employed as a Customer Service Officer at Bass Coast.

“I was given so many opportunities during my traineeship to broaden and improve my skills in a number of different areas, which gave me the experience I needed to secure a job at Council,” Kristen said.

“I would definitely recommend completing a traineeship if you want to gain work experience and be a part of a workplace making a difference in the community. The experience opened my eyes to the diversity of careers in Local Government and gave me the opportunity to start my career in an open and supportive environment.”

As well as Traineeships, Council also offers a range of Apprenticeships.

Addison Cridge undertook an Apprenticeship with Council’s Infrastructure Maintenance – Roads Team from 2014 to 2017 and since completing his qualification, has joined the team with a full time position.

While gaining valuable on the job experience from the Apprenticeship, Addison also completed his Certificate III in Civil Construction and Plant Operations.

“I always had an interest in operating plant and the construction of roads. Council provided me with the opportunity to learn and develop my skills while forming friendships and a future career path,” Addison said.

“I am sure with the skills and knowledge I have gained so far, this will help further my career in the civil construction industry.

“Local government is a great place to learn and develop skills and confidence that can be used for future employment and in everyday life.”

Council is currently offering Traineeships in Human Resources/Administration, Business/Information Technology, Customer Service and Finance.

For more information, and to apply, head to