Information Technology Traineeship


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • Earn while you learn with no study debt
  • Onsite parking available
  • Gateway into a Local Government career

Your Host Employer:

Your local Council in the Huon Valley region is the southernmost local government area in Australia and one of the biggest employers in the region with around 200 employees across a broad range of service areas that serve the community.

Their mission is to work in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life for the people of the Huon Valley by investing in a dynamic, sustainable and equitable future. Working with Council means being part of a vibrant community with talented, committed and supportive people who are passionate about the work they deliver.

The Role:

Maxima, and your local Council, are looking for a motivated individual to undertake an Information Technology Traineeship.

As the Information and Communication Technology Trainee you are responsible for assisting to maintain daily operations with a key focus on providing IT User Support Services across the Council and Council remote sites, including computer hardware and software, desktop and user support services.

Throughout this 24-month, fulltime opportunity you will gain hands-on experience, paid training and continuous mentoring towards gaining a nationally recognised Certificate IV in Information Technology.

Duties Include:

  • Provide and assist with user support services including software and desktop
  • Conduct user training for employees in the use of computer systems and software packages
  • Assist to administer and maintain ICT equipment e.g. computer servers, software and hardware
  • Install and set up new desktop computers and peripherals e.g. mouse and keyboard
  • Deploy service packs, updates and upgrades to server applications
  • Assist with performing regular system backups
  • Assist to maintain and support desktop applications
  • Assist to administer and maintain external website and Intranet
  • Liaise with external service providers in relation to issue resolutions and procurement of hardware and software

About You:

  • Enthusiasm for all things IT related
  • Passion for delivering exceptional customer service
  • High attention to detail and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Displays initiative and a hardworking attitude 
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and juggle various deadlines 

Role Requirements:

  • Completion of Certificate III in IT and/or experience in IT (desirable)
  • Cannot have completed a Certificate IV in IT 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications and operating systems
  • National Police Check (or willing to obtain)
  • Working with Children Check (or willing to obtain)
  • Driver’s licence and reliable vehicle (preferable)
  • Previous customer service experience (desirable) 

How to Apply: 

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

First Nations Australians are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

National Traineeship wages and conditions apply.

Applications close Thursday 18 July 2024

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.

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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