Lake Macquarie City Council closing date 3 November 2021
Traineeships are a six year 'earn and learn' opportunity to become a Environmental Health Officer.
To apply for a traineeship you must be:
You will be employed full-time as an Aboriginal Trainee Environmental Health Officer, in a local council or a local health district in NSW.
Your workday will be a mix of 'out and about' in the community and office time as part of a team. The team will share their skills and experience as you gradually have your own areas of responsibility.
A supervisor will coordinate your training, guided by the
EHO Workplace Training Kit. This sets out the practical workplace skills and experience in all areas of EHO work.
Your salary will depend on the workplace award or enterprise agreement, your age, education and previous employment. Starting salary is approximately $713 to $970 per week for a 35-38 hour week.
You will study a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health) at WSU by distance, part-time. Some subjects have on-campus workshops where you will travel to university for a few days to do practical activities such as laboratory and field work.
You will study a minimum of two subjects each semester and get four hours paid study leave for each subject. Further study in your own time will be needed.
Study costs that will be paid include:
WSU has a program that provides tutoring for two hours per subject each week of the semester. Extra tutoring may also be available.
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You will have day-to-day support for studies, training and work during the traineeship.
There are networks to support you, including other Aboriginal trainees and graduates of the program. Additional support includes free student membership to
Environmental Health Australia, training webinars and other forums.
Positions are advertised according to availability.
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If you would like further information please contact the Aboriginal Environmental Health team on (02) 9391 9790 or send your expression of interest: