Arboriculture Traineeship

About Maxima:

Maxima is a leading Group Training Organisation – we manage recruitment, placement and ongoing support of trainees and apprentices on behalf of our host employers. We aim to help you kick-start your career into the job or industry of your choice, boost your employment credentials and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to succeed in the future.

Your Host Employer:

City of Prospect is an inner urban community of approximately 21,000 people, located several kilometres north of the City of Adelaide. It is South Australia’s second smallest metropolitan council. Their beautiful inner urban, predominantly residential environment, rich in character and local heritage is highly sought after, made increasingly more attractive by its facilities, activities, tree-lined streets, a vibrant arts and events calendar, and thriving ‘Village Heart’, bringing thousands of new visitors every year.


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • Possible eligibility for Government incentives of up to $5000 across the first 2-years
  • Fortnightly Rostered Day Off (RDO) 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and uniform provided
  • Stable hours and leave entitlements
  • No study debt and additional licences and training at no cost

The Role:

Maxima, and the City of Prospect, are looking for a motivated individual to undertake an Arboriculture Traineeship.

This 36-month fulltime traineeship will give you the opportunity to get your hands dirty and work outdoors. You will develop skills and knowledge in a variety of areas with hands-on experience, and paid study towards achieving a nationally recognised Certificate III in Arboriculture

Duties Include:

  • Trim and chip/mulch trees
  • Tree removal
  • Pest and weed control
  • Undertake appropriate climbing techniques
  • Use relevant machinery including chainsaws and woodchippers

About You:

  • Enjoy working in the outdoors and working with garden tools
  • Committed, reliable and hardworking
  • Manage and prioritise time and tasks effectively
  • Work effectively in a team with good communication skills
  • Have a can-do attitude and display initiative 
  • Able to follow directions and work under limited supervision

Role Requirements:

  • Current driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle 
  • Physically fit and healthy due to manual labour work
  • Satisfactorily pass a pre-employment assessment including a drug and alcohol test
  • Previous experience in gardening or similar trades (advantageous)

How to Apply:

Click Apply and complete the online application form and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

National Traineeship wages and conditions apply.

For further information please visit our website  

At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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