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Trainee Administration Officer

Temporary Full-Time (2 Years)

Are you looking to kick start your career? Obtain a Nationally Recognised Qualification and valuable experience in administration with a Traineeship at Lake Mac Council!
• Earn while you learn – Get paid while you study a Certificate IV in Business Administration.
• Gain valuable skills while being mentored and supported by highly skilled professionals.
• Make a difference and positively contribute to our organisation and community with the opportunity to learn and grow in a large, diverse Local Government Organisation.

Lake Macquarie City Council is one of the largest employers of training positions in the Hunter region. The Trainee Administration Officer is an exciting role that forms part of Council’s early career program – designed to provide you with on-the-job experience, mentoring and support from highly skilled professionals, all while you complete a formal qualification. Additional benefits include paid course... fees and paid study time while gaining valuable skills and experience. Earn while you learn and kick-start your career in administration with Lake Mac Council!


This Traineeship is a 2-year program, where we will support you to complete a Certificate IV in Business Administration. As the Trainee Administration Officer, you will gain technical knowledge, develop valuable office and administration skills, and gain hands on experience.

Along with the full list of duties in the Position Statement, Council will support you to undertake a range of administrative and customer service duties associated with Council’s recruitment, early careers and diversity, equity and belonging functions. The role provides support in a fast-paced and dynamic environment that requires a high attention to detail, organisation, timeliness, confidentiality and strong interpersonal skills, while placing the customer at the centre of everything we do. Training will be provided both on-the-job and online. Candidates who have completed a Certificate IV in Business or higher will not be eligible to apply.

The position is located at Council’s Administrative Office at Speers Point and may involve travel to multiple areas within Lake Macquarie. You will be required to work 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. Paid study time will be provided within your standard work hours.

Read the position statement here and capability framework and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

• Receive a wage whilst studying towards a qualification starting from $802.38 per week plus 12 per cent superannuation.
• Receive a wage increase of 3.5% from 8 July 2024
• Payment of all course fees.
• Paid time during work hours to study and attend compulsory classes.
• Yearly pay reviews and increases based on work and study performance.
• 35 hour working week with flexible nine-day fortnight arrangement.
• Four weeks paid annual leave.
• Be mentored and work closely with teams of qualified professionals in a supportive, empowering, innovative and collaborative work environment.
• Click here to view more benefits on offer.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and organised people-person who enjoys customer service and has a strong attention to detail, the ability to multitask, take initiative and a passion for working in a fast-paced environment.

Specifically, you will have:
• Successful completion of year 12/HSC or equivalent.
• Commitment to providing high-quality customer experience.
• Can work both autonomously and collaboratively to support multiple teams.
• Excellent organisation and time management skills.
• Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
• High level of computer literacy.
• Experience working in an office environment is desirable.
• An interest in recruitment and human resources is desirable.
• Completion of a Cert 3 in Business or similar is advantageous.
• Willingness to undertake the required qualification online and within the term of the traineeship.


If this job sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Get your application in by midnight, Sunday 26th May 2024.
• Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to start your application. You will need to upload a resume and provide responses to application questions.
• For enquiries about the role, contact Penny Howell, Talent Attraction Coordinator, on 0437 931 461 or via email at [email protected].
• We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

If you need assistance with your application, any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact Catherine Khalil, Early Careers Advisor for a confidential discussion on (02) 4069 4402 or via email at [email protected] or click here for more information.

Our people shape the future of our city. We’re proud of our city and the work we do to make our city even better for the community, and we know you will be too. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workforce that empowers our staff to be creative, innovative, bold and most importantly – to be yourself! We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, refugees, and people with disability. We understand the skills and attributes veterans can bring to our Council.

As part of the recruitment process, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates may be subject to a medical assessment which may include alcohol and other drugs testing
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