Horticulture 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:

The City of Tea Tree Gully is a progressive north-eastern Adelaide council that’s renowned for innovation and service excellence. They strive to support the community, stimulate the economy and create a more liveable, vibrant and accessible city.

Natural open spaces, walking trails and cycling paths, along with a broad range of recreation facilities and community events, add to positive lifestyle choices for residents.


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Horticulture
  • 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 Tea Tree Gully, are looking for an outdoor enthusiast to undertake a Horticulture Traineeship.

This 36-month fulltime opportunity will see you assisting to create and maintain parks and gardens within the local council area. Develop skills and knowledge in a variety of areas with hands-on experience, and paid study towards achieving a nationally recognised Certificate III in Horticulture

Duties Include:

  • Garden and grounds maintenance 
  • Mulch, prune, pot, and water plants
  • Use of garden tools and machinery
  • Brush cutting and mowing
  • Pest and weed control
  • Install irrigation pipes and watering systems

About You:

  • Enjoy working outdoors and with garden tools
  • Strong work ethic; reliable and punctual 
  • Ability to prioritise time and tasks when working under pressure
  • Works effectively within a team and unsupervised
  • Great communication skills
  • Have a can-do attitude and willing to learn

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 www.maxima.com.au

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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