Land Care Assistant

Date: 12-Aug-2022

Location: Parkinson, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

Within the Social Impact arm of the YMCA, Y-Care, the Training and Enterprise team exist to create pathways to employment and contribute to the financial sustainability of our charitable programs.  YMCA’s Training and Enterprise team also lead the facilitation of Government funded programs such as Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiatives.  This role is a Traineeship within one of the four SQW programs being offered in 2022.

There are six (6) full-time 18 week fixed-term Land Care Assistant Traineeship roles available where Trainees will completed an accredited training program and be provided with hands on tasks that align with that learning. 




The Enterprise and Training team office is located in Parkinson and participants require the capability to work at community centres and education facilities from Springfield Lakes to Cannon Hill.  Some activities of the roles require our team to work in community and education settings within which may have vaccination restrictions.  The successful candidate must be able to evidence their compliance with the existing Government restrictions and mandates including holding or being eligible to hold a Blue Card (Working with Children Check).


Trainees will learn many aspects of conservation including identifying native and non-native flora and fauna, seed identification and cultivation, basic nursery work, maintaining land and land clearing and waste management innovations, basic garden planning and design, including applicable tool and equipment maintenance.


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The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the YMCA's mission, vision and values and will be able to meet the following selection criteria:




  • You must have working rights in Australia to be able to apply for this position.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn about conservation, ecosystem management and their natural environment around them.
  • A passion for the outdoors and aspirations for a career in conservation and or land care.
  • The applicant must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Blue Card (Working with Children Check).
  • Vaccinations as required per the mandates and legislations currently in force.




  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills that sufficiently afford the participant the best opportunity to learn at Certificate I level, although support can be provided for those who require extra support.
  • Demonstrated capacity to participate positively in a team environment and work across various site location types such as community centres and early childhood education facilities.
  • Own transport and/or access to reliable transport as the role may require earlier starts as the weather warms




As a YMCA employee you will have access to numerous benefits which include but not limited to; salary sacrificing, professional development, free YMCA gym access and a supportive work environment.


The YMCA offers a comprehensive induction training program and participants will be provided with support to find employment at completion of their Traineeship.

Trainees will complete a Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management as part of the paid traineeship.




Please upload your resume/CV and a 1-2 page cover letter detailing your suitability for this position by responding to the selection criteria stated above using the "Apply for this Job" button.


Please note that your application will be subject to meeting the eligibility requirements for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

How to Apply


Please send a covering letter detailing your experience and addressing the selection criteria outlined above and a resume. Please use the 'Apply for this role' button 

Our Commitment


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:


The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people