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Heavy Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeships 2023 Intake (Aboriginal Targeted) - NSW State-Wide

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

Dubbo, NSW, AU, 2830

Job Ref No:  70723
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $590.8-$590.8

Do you proudly identify as Aboriginal?  


We have Heavy Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeship opportunities across NSW - Join Transport for NSW in 2023!  


Opportunities in Dubbo, Narrandera, South Grafton, Windsor, and Yass.


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres, and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road, and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do. 

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: 


  • 4-year fixed term full-time apprenticeship   

  • Obtain a Certificate 3 in Automotive Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology through TAFE  

  • Complete a structured training program  

  • Experience working on repairs and maintenance for trucks, plant, and other commercial vehicles  

  • Opportunity to experience working on different sites and Transport locations 


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 in mechanics and enthusiastically seek out new opportunities to learn. You have a good grip on your time management and prioritisation skills. You also have: 


  • Completed Year 10 OR hold a Record of School Achievement (RoSA) 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  

  • You are willing to work outside regular working hours if required, as directed by your manager    

  • Understand the role will require you to organise your own transport to the depot, so reliable transport is a must 


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


How much you will earn 


You will be paid based on your age (under 21 vs 21 and over) as per the RMS Wages Award. Please see details below of the wage guide: 


Heavy Diesel Mechanic Apprentice: 

Apprentice 1st Year: $590.80/week ($15.5474/hour) 

Adult Apprentice: $ 1090.60/week ($28.70/hour) 


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 the Talent Specialist 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. 
For any enquiries, please email Karen Rayner at KAREN.RAYNER@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU. 


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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



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* includes Torres Strait Islander people. 


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