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Project Management Traineeship - 2023 Intake (Aboriginal Targeted) - NSW State-Wide Opportunities

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Projects
Job Location: 

Wagga Wagga, NSW, AU, 2650

Job Ref No:  70724
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $17526.0-$35854.0

Do you proudly identify as Aboriginal?   


We have Project Management Traineeship opportunities state-wide across NSW - Join Transport for NSW in 2023!   


Opportunities in Dubbo, Newcastle, Newcastle, Orange, South Grafton, Sydney, Tweed heads/ Tugun tunnel office, Wagga Wagga, Windsor, and Wollongong 


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: 


  • 2-year fixed term full-time traineeship   

  • Obtain a Certificate IV in Project Management through a Registered Training Organisation 

  • Complete a structured training program (virtually)  

  • Work with and learn from qualified professionals on multiple project opportunities 


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 the courage to seek out new opportunities to learn and have a good grip on your time management and prioritisation. You also: 


  • Completed Year 12 or hold the Higher School Certificate or equivalent  

  • Proven basic computer literacy  

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

  • You can commence full time employment in January 2023  

  • Reliable transport to travel to the 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 the year you completed Year 12 HSC (per Crown Employees Award). 


Project Management Trainee: 


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 - $687.40/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 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


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. 


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