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Training program provides pathway to council jobs

Fraser Coast Regional Council is seeking expressions of interest from local job seekers wanting to take part in a skills training program that could lead to casual employment as an indoor or outdoor worker.

CEO, Ken Diehm said Council was one of the biggest employers in the region and this program provided an opportunity for local job seekers to get a foot in the door and receive skills development training at the same time.

“Council has a pool of temporary and casual employees to draw on for a range of administrative, customer service and outdoor roles, with the first step being the completion of a training program,” he said.

“We are looking for people who have the motivation, availability and willingness to learn with up to 30 places on offer.”

Mr Diehm said potential outdoor team members would undertake a two-day skills development training program with those applying needing to be physically fit with an enthusiasm for manual work.

“The training program for administration and customer service team members is online and self-paced covering a range of areas including general administration, computer skills, customer service, conflict resolution, workplace health and safety and business communication,” he said.

“About 50 Fraser Coast residents have participated  in the TEMPO program since Council launched it in 2020 securing work in a range of areas such as roads, construction, water, waste, parks and customer service. Many have gone on to secure permanent positions within Council.

“The program is open to anyone living on the Fraser Coast and is provided at no cost to selected participants who receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training.”

More details are available on the job vacancies section of Council’s website – – with applications for the Outdoor Temporary and Casual Employee Pool due in by Wednesday 5 October 2022.

There is no closing date for the Admin Temporary and Casual Employee Pool with applications reviewed monthly. Successful applicants are notified and invited to progress to the online assessment.

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