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Safety, Environment & Quality Traineeship - 2023 Intake (Aboriginal Targeted) - NSW State-Wide

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Trades & Services
Job Location: 

Beresfield, NSW, AU, 2322

Job Ref No:  70717
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $627.9-$1126.7

Do you proudly identify as Aboriginal?   

We have Safety Environment and Quality Traineeship opportunities all across NSW - Join Transport for NSW in 2023!   


Opportunities in Bega, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Grafton, Narrandera, Orange, South Grafton, Waratah, and Yennora 


About us


Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated and efficient transport systems. We put our customers at the centre of everything we do – and we do a lot. We connect people, communities and industry and manage how they use our road, rail and maritime networks and services, and even active modes like walking and cycling. The work we do connects the journeys you take every day.


We are a state government organisation made up of more than 28,000 people and we're in the middle of delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia's history. We work across planning, policy and procurement, harnessing data and technology to develop smarter and more adaptive transport solutions.


That means job opportunities in metropolitan and regional areas right across NSW – you have the chance to be part of creating a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come.


About the team 


Our Regional and Outer Metropolitan division is focused on understanding the particular needs of regional communities across NSW and delivering customer-centred integrated transport services and infrastructure. 


At Transport for NSW, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We recognise that Aboriginal* employees enhance our workforce diversity and improve the services we deliver, particularly for Aboriginal communities.   


What’s on offer? 


Make a real difference to your community through once-in-a-generation experience across some iconic projects across Regional NSW: 


  • 2-year fixed term full-time traineeship   

  • Obtain a Certificate 4 Business through a Registered Training Organisation 

  • Complete a structured training program (virtual)  

  • Rare opportunity to gain experience supporting environmental and sustainability projects and operations across Transport 


About you


You’re a team player, with a great attitude and hold yourself accountable for doing your best in school, work and play. You have an interest and passion for environment and sustainability. You enthusiastically seek out new opportunities to learn and have a good grip on your time management and prioritisation skills. You also have: 


  • Completed Year 12 OR equivalent 

  • Proven basic computer literacy 

  • Possess OR are in the process of obtaining C class drivers' licence  

  • You are an Australian/NZ citizen OR an Australian Permanent Resident 

  • You can commence full time employment in January 2023 

  • Reliable transport to your office 


Make sure you take a chance to review the role description, and Information Pack before applying. 


How much you will earn 


Your salary will be based on years since you completed your Year 12 HSC (Crown Employees Award):  


S.E.Q Trainee as at February 2021  


Year 12 School leaver $444.00/p.w  


Plus 1 years out of school - $517.80/p.w  


Plus 2 years out of school - $600.70/p.w  


Plus 3 years or more - $687.10/p.w  



What are you waiting for? 


Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!  


How to apply 


If you are 16 years of age or over, you can apply today! 


Whether you're a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult simply wishing to change careers this is the perfect opportunity, so don't miss out. 


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process. You will be able to select your preferred location within the application process. 


Applications close: 11.59pm Monday 22 August 2022 


We take the WH&S and the management of fatigue of our employees seriously. Therefore, to be successful in this role it is a requirement that you must reside within a reasonable distance from your identified Headquarters/depot.  


Additional information  


This is a targeted role for Aboriginal people as per [Transport’s ADB exemption 2016 / GSE rule 26]. We welcome applicants as part of our commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse organisation where all people belong and have the opportunity to thrive. 


Supporting Aboriginal people at Transport  


We achieve our goals as an organisation by supporting our Aboriginal employees and their career development goals. Here at Transport, we do this through organisation-wide strategies, including our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP outlines practical actions for developing relationships with Aboriginal people, engaging our people in reconciliation and creating long-term career opportunities for Aboriginal people.  


Aboriginal people at Transport are invited to join dedicated professional communities including Aboriginal staff Yarn ups and the Aboriginal Employee Network. These forums create opportunities for Aboriginal colleagues to connect, share and learn in a culturally safe space. Our Aboriginal Cultural Education program is also open to all Transport people to bring about a deeper understanding of Aboriginal customers, colleagues, and communities throughout our organisation.  


Transport’s Aboriginal Employment Unit is run by a dedicated team of Aboriginal employees, to support the employee experiences of Aboriginal people working at Transport or considering joining a job with us.  


Right now, Transport employs over 700 Aboriginal people who make up 2.3% of our overall workforce. We’re on track to increase Aboriginal representation at Transport to 3% and increase the number of Aboriginal people in senior leadership roles by 2025. In our regional divisions, Aboriginal people represent 5.4% of the total workforce. 

We are the community we serve 


We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities. 



We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and are proud to be recognised as a FlexReady Certified employer for our flexible work policies, offerings and practices. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly. 

Please contact us below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. 


If you have any questions that have not been covered by the Information Pack or role description, please contact for assistance. 


For Aboriginal specific information regarding working with Transport for NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems, please email


Find out more (or refer a friend!) to some of our other available Apprentice and Traineeships at Transport for NSW.  


Apply today to register your interest! 

Find out more about Transport for NSW at
Take a look at our application tips video series for plenty of great information on navigating and acing the application and recruitment process here at Transport. 


* includes Torres Strait Islander people. #aptce22

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