Apprentice Landscaper

Looking at securing a long-term career in the Building industry?  Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional careerWe have a number of positions for enthusiastic people looking to start or continue their landscaping apprenticeship.Wage Award: National wage AwardMode: Full time = 38 hours per weekPeriod of Apprenticeship: up to 4 YearsTraining: Certificate IIILocation: Brisbane, Northern SuburbsDESCRIPTION: Landscape Gardeners undertake a wide range of landscaping activities including work site assessment, building and maintaining gardens and landscape structures, and supervising worksite activities. Attend off the job trade school to complete learning and assessment outcomes required for a carpentry apprenticeship.Police Check: This position is required to undertake a National Police Check.Pre-employment Drug Testing:Applicants being considered for hire must pass a drug test before beginning work or receiving an offer of employment. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration.DUTIES:Construct landscape features, structures and retaining walls using various building materialsSetting out hardscape and softscape structuresMaintaining and preparing seedbeds and growing sites.Planting flowers, trees, hedges and bushes for commercial and residential propertiesPruning and trimming hedgesSourcing suppliesSprinkler and irrigation instillationUsing machinery to shape branches including chainsaws and handsaws.Spraying and dusting trees and plants to remove insects.Use safe and appropriate means to access (both internal and external) for building and construction sites and trade school environmentsFollow appropriate safety practices when using ladders, other access ways, handrails, barriers, scaffolding and mechanical lifts (trained/licensed users only)Follow established policies and procedures for Protective Personal Apparel (PPE) use and the use or non-use of devices such as mobile phone in workplace and training environmentsFollow appropriate manual handling techniques for manual tasks including lifting and moving itemsFollow safety and environmental practices for handling building products, fluids and waste productsComplete appropriate documentation and recording information on computerised programsCarry out the theory and practical assessment tasks in a building site/training centreFollow written and verbal instructions in workplace and trade school environmentsCommunicate and interact with others in workplace and trade school environments, may include customer interactionRead and interpret various types of construction/architectural diagramsFollow HIA APPRENTICES induction processes and codes of conduct.ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:A willingness to develop skills and knowledge in this tradePhysical fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour for extended periodsBe a safe confident workerWillingness to travelCI Card (White Card) (or be willing to obtain prior to starting)Manual Licence required Enjoy practical and manual workAbility to follow instructions and communicate effectivelyMinimum of year 10 schoolingA SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL IDEALLY:Certificate II/ Pre-App in Building & ConstructionDomestic building experience / exposure to a jobsiteBe reliable, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a team.Manual licence is required due to changing sitesWHO ARE HIA APPRENTICES?HIA Apprentices are leaders in the selection, management and training of apprentices in the domestic building industry. Established over 30 years ago, we make it easier for young people to get a trade, and help builders and contractors take them on.WHY HIA APPRENTICES?Award wages paid on time – you just need to submit your timesheetFull time opportunity - Immediate startAccess to a Very Low interest loan of $20,000 to buy tools / car etc.Personal Protective Equipment – this is your safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs – the things that keep you protected whilst workingMentoring and ongoing support throughout your apprenticeshipWe take care of everything for you, from the start to the completion of your apprenticeship, so you can concentrate on getting the skills for a very rewarding career that counts.Please note that we have a huge demand for junior apprentices at the moment (under 21 years of age)Some tasks will require moderate dexterity and moderate to high physical exertion through varied working positions, e.g. standing, kneeling, bending and overhead positions, working at heights plus digging and handling building products.Apprentices are expected to be available during required working hours for both work placements and trade school/training centre environments and make their own safe travel arrangements.Please note that all tasks carried out in conjunction with this position will be done so in accordance with WHS/OHS legislative requirements, codes of practice, job safety analysis and safe working/operating procedures. 25000 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane Northern Suburbs Brisbane 4000