Indigenous Trainee Administration Assistant

Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Position No: 015/2020

Temporary Full-time (12 month traineeship)

Our Business Traineeship is an ideal opportunity for individuals looking to take the first steps to a successful and fulfilling career within Local Government.  The trainee will work alongside our Administration Team gaining valuable hands on industry experience while completing a Certificate IV in Business over a 12 month period.

The successful applicant will provide administrative support, which will include duties such as:

  • Writing and preparing correspondence
  • Payroll/data entry
  • Response to customer service enquiries
  • Minute taking
  • Purchasing
  • Maintaining databases
  • Answering and transferring incoming calls
  • General administration support

Applicants must be able to meet the entrance requirement set by South Metropolitan TAFE and have not completed a Certificate IV or higher.

What are the benefits of the traineeship?

  • Earn a wage while you learn
  • Take the first steps in forming your career
  • Obtain on-the-job training, support and essential work experience
  • Complete a nationally recognised qualification (Certificate IV in Business BSB40215)

The traineeship will be located at the City’s Operations Centre, 93 Park Road, Mandurah.  The trainee will be required to work 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  The traineeship attracts a salary range of $30,140 to $48,204 gross per annum dependent on age.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • A friendly and positive attitude
  • Be adaptable and open to new things
  • A commitment and willingness to learn
  • Minimum Year 11 pass
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

The City of Mandurah is committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our customers and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.  For these positions, we apply Section 50(d) and 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, therefore Aboriginality is considered essential.  This traineeship is an initiative of the Council Reconciliation Action Plan, which seeks to improve indigenous employment opportunities, and to assist the Aboriginal Community in the City of Mandurah therefore candidates must reside in Mandurah.

At the City you will have access to a range of benefits, a supportive work environment and a fantastic culture.  We strive to deliver exceptional service and embrace the values of Courage, Innovative, Excellence, Integrity and Connected.

How to Apply?

Visit the Careers page at  Please read the position description before applying.  Your application must include a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and addressing what we are looking for and a current resume.  For more information contact Debi Gilligan on 9550 3875. 

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 31 January 2020.

Mark R Newman
Chief Executive Officer

- Position Description - Trainee Administration Assistant (Operations).pdf