Library Assistant Trainee

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Human Resources Operations Team
Contact Number
T: (07) 4761 3622 or (07) 4761 3615
Whitsunday Regional Council, QLD


Library Assistant Trainee

Temporary / Full Time – 12 Months
Location – Cannonvale Library
$17,992 to $39,572 per annum (Wage dependent on age & level of school completed)

The Whitsunday Regional Council is situated at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The region encompasses the 74 tropical Whitsunday Islands, the coastal towns of Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket, Shute Harbour and Bowen along with the rural towns of Proserpine and Collinsville. The Whitsunday region offers a dynamic environment and is perfectly placed to live, work, play and invest.

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists within our organisation for a Library Assistant Trainee in Cannonvale. Council is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person to undertake a Certificate II in Library Information Services. This traineeship qualification has a nominal duration period of 12 months. Continued employment beyond the 12-month traineeship period is not guaranteed.

In the role of Library Assistant Trainee, you will undertake tasks including a provision of customer service to advise the public in the use of library services. Tasks will include, but are not limited to circulation, shelving duties, reference enquiries and basic cataloguing.

What’s in it for you? A 9-day working fortnight, twelve months paid employment, a nationally recognised qualification, mentoring and support as well as paid study time!

Funding for this position has been provided to Council through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative – First Start Program. The program aims to provide young people and disadvantaged Queensland job seekers with opportunities to gain a nationally recognised qualification and 12 months on the job experience.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • aged 15 years or older and no longer at school; and
  • able to meet citizen, residency and visa requirements to undertake an apprenticeship.

In addition to the above, to be eligible you must be able to identify with at least one of the following:

  • a young person (aged 15-24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care;
  • a long-term unemployed job seeker;
  • a mature-age job seeker (aged 45 years or older);
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
  • a migrant or refuge from a culturally and linguistically diverse background;
  • a person with a disability;
  • a displaced worker (retrenched or redundant);
  • a woman re-entering the workforce;
  • a veteran, ex-ADF personnel or their family member.


• Basic literacy, numeracy and oral communication skills sufficient to complete a Certificate II in Library Information Services.


• Class C Motor Vehicle Driver’s Licence.

Apply Now

To view the position description please click on Download\s above. To apply, click the ‘Apply’ link above. For any further information regarding this role, please contact a member of our Human Resources Operations team on (07) 4761 3622 or (07) 4761 3615.

Council is committed to providing a healthy work environment for individuals working, visiting or conducting business at Council workplaces and is transitioning to a Smoke Free Workplace.

Council practices Equal Employment Opportunities and Workplace Health and Safety Principles

Applications close 11:30 PM Sunday, 19 May 2024