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Trainee Educators (Diploma) X 3

Careers at Council - Central Mangrove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Locations: Various Central Coast Council Child Care Centres

  • Develop your child care career with one of the largest employers on the Central Coast
  • Excellent learning opportunities with great mentors
  • 3 x Temporary full time Diploma Traineeships for up to 18 months
  • Applicants must have a Certificate III in Early Childhood as a pre-requisite for these Diploma Traineeships

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work.

This is an exciting opportunity to advance your career in Early Childhood Education and Care to Diploma level. Within the role you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to complete the Traineeship, providing a great opportunity to establish your career in Child Care. You will assist in the provision of effective child care that encourages early childhood learning and development through learning, adopting and implementing sound early childhood practices and procedures and on the job training and development.

Successful candidates will need to be available for rostered shifts between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.


Motivated, committed individuals have the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical experience whilst working at a Child Care Centre. Wide ranges of stimulating in-services are offered and trainees are provided with the opportunity to network with staff from other Council Centres.

The Traineeship program requires the successful applicants to enter a Training Contract for up to 18 months duration. As part of their individual Training Plans Trainees are required to undertake and complete a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care within the period of the traineeship.

The successful trainee’s primary responsibility for the position is to obtain the knowledge, skills and competence through tertiary qualifications and on-the-job training.

Please Note – Employment beyond the term of the Traineeship is neither automatically offered nor guaranteed.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Assist in the delivery of quality education and care functions in accordance with National Quality Framework requirements and CCC’s policies and procedures;
  • To obtain knowledge, skills and competence through tertiary qualifications and on the job training;
  • Be willing to develop and implement new skills and seek opportunities to gain feedback on behaviour and work whilst remaining open to the input of others.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate III qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care;
  • Current Working with Children Check;
  • Demonstrated ability to participate and actively contribute in a team environment;
  • Strong customer service ethos and a demonstrated customer-centric approach to service provision;
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to study independently and prioritise tasks to complete assignments within required timeframes;
  • Willingness and ability to work a variety of shifts between a spread of hours from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Applicants may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus (Boostrix), MMR and Varicella or demonstrate their immunity.

CMV screening will be required.

This role provides a salary range of between $557.41 to $766.88 per week (dependent upon age and school qualifications) + superannuation.

Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation interviews will now be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Enquiries: Kylie Payne Section Manager Education and Care on ph; 0408 229 857.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date: Applications close at Midnight on Sunday 21 February 2021.

Applications will be assessed based on information provided in the application. Council receives numerous applications for Apprenticeships and Traineeships and applicants need to meet the essential criteria and clearly establish their aptitude for the chosen role.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

For more information on applying for a role with Central Coast Council please click on the following link: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/council/about-council/careers-and-volunteering/applying-position

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1: Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2: Attach your Resume

Step 3: Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. Please be advised, in order to ensure you receive all email communications from Central Coast Council, please whitelist 'recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au' in your preferred email client. For Further instructions please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false. You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate. This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

Central Mangrove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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