Trainee - Certificate III Library and Information Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Linda Sexton
Contact Number
(07) 4692 0154 within business hours
Toowoomba Regional Council, QLD



Trainee - Certificate III Library and Information Services (2529)

  • Work Type: Traineeship
  • Location: Oakey
  • Applications Close: 17/08/2020 11:45 PM

About Council

The Toowoomba Region is about rich traditions and bold ambitions. Our long and proud agricultural history has evolved Toowoomba into Australia’s second largest inland city supporting diverse townships in the Council area and acting as a service centre for South West Qld and North West NSW. The region is boldly forging new opportunities around the Surat Basin resource sector, education, health, transport and massive infrastructure investments. Growth hasn’t come at the expense of liveability though, with Toowoomba twice voted in the top 5 most family friendly cities in Australia.

Toowoomba Regional Council services a regional population of 166,500 and employs a team of approximately 1,800 staff, dedicated and passionate about delivering excellent customer service to the community, residents and visitors throughout the region. We recognise that our success depends upon attracting and retaining skilled and talented staff and offer a wide variety of interesting challenges and opportunities to develop your career.


About the role

  • This Traineeship is an entry level training program for people seeking employment as a Library Assistant.
  • The Library and Information Services trainee will work as part of a team to deliver library services within the Oakey Library with an emphasis on customer service, returning and shelving of library stock and assisting with library programs.
  • The wage rate for this position is between $268.00 - $697.00 gross per week (dependant on your level of schooling), plus 17.5% annual leave loading and up to 12.4% superannuation.
  • This is an 18 month temporary full-time traineeship, where you will undertake and complete a Certificate III in Library and Information Services. This position will be based at the Oakey Library.

How to be successful in this position - Success Criteria

  1. Hold the mandatory qualification(s), training and/or experience, as outlined under the Success Criteria in the Position Description (attached).
  2. Ability to commit to the full Traineeship program and competently complete course work and assessment required to complete the Certificate III within specified time-frames.
  3. Possess an interest in pursuing a career within the library field.
  4. Ability to accurately follow directions in a timely manner.
  5. Ability to complete daily tasks neatly and correctly using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite.
  6. Ability to provide quality customer service including the provision of accurate timely advice in a helpful and supportive manner.
  7. Commitment to Council’s Organisational Value and Behaviour of Teamwork.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit two documents:

  1. A completed version of the 'Trainee Cover Letter' document (attached) in two pages or less; and
  2. Your current resume.

Visit our website for information on how to apply for jobs at Toowoomba Regional Council. Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

For further information

Please contact Linda Sexton on (07) 4692 0154 within business hours.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is at 11.45pm on Monday, 17 August 2020.



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