Closing Date: 4.00 pm (AWST) 5 June 2015

Position title: Trainee Horticulturist
12 month Contract
Location: Kings Park
Position Number: 96000301
Wage: WA Adult Minimum Wage if 21 years or older
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (Operations) General Agreement 2013

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is the most visited destination in WA and offers a prestigious work environment amongst some of the highest profile gardens in Perth. We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic applicant for a Trainee Horticulturist position to join our committed and passionate horticultural team. The successful applicant will gain invaluable on-the-job training and exposure to all elements of horticulture via a comprehensive in-house training program, complemented by formal study.

Applications are welcomed from people who are committed to completing a formal training contract, involving the successful trainee, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority as the employer, Apprenticentre and the nominated Registered Training Organisation. Please note that this traineeship opportunity is only available for Certificate Levels 2, 3 or 4 in Horticulture. Trainee contracts are based on gaining one certificate level per year. This opportunity is not suitable for people already holding a Certificate Level 4 or similar, or higher. 

Pre-employment screening, including psychometric assessment applies as part of the selection process.

Application submission instructions

  1. Please read the Job Application Guidelines and the pdfJob Description Form43.26 KB.

  2. All applications must include a completed pdfApplication for Vacancy Form122.21 KB.

  3. Note: you may call (+61 8) 9480 3613 to have these documents mailed to you.

  4. Applicants who already hold Certificate 2 or 3 in Horticulture are welcome to apply.

  5. If you are submitting an application for two opportunities or all three opportunities, please submit a separate application for each.

  6. Posted applications are preferred however you can email your completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (+61 8) 9322 5064.

  7. For emailed applications, ensure your application is in PDF or MS Word format.

Late or pro forma applications will not be accepted.

Further position-related enquiries

Amanda Shade
Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3657
(Not to be contacted for information packages)