Horticulture industry apprenticeships

Council’s horticultural apprentices help keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable by filling roles in arboriculture, parks and gardens and sports turf management. These interesting roles help to protect our natural environment and make our city liveable and sustainable. Horticultural apprentices also enjoy the benefits of working for Council.

Types of apprenticeships


An arboriculture apprentice will be involved in felling and pruning trees, working at heights by elevated work platform (EWP), tree climbing as required,  maintenance programs and site cleanup.

Parks and gardens

Parks and gardens apprentices will gain experience in the maintenance of parks and gardens, pruning,  planting of trees and shrubs, operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment and keeping public areas safe and clean.

Sports turf management

As a sports turf management apprentice you will operate specialist equipment and machinery, assist with green keeping and related projects and manage irrigation equipment.

How to apply

To stay up to date with apprenticeship opportunities create an account and set up a Job Alert (located under Job Management).

Our bulk intake for apprenticeships is usually advertised in September each year. We may advertise apprentice roles at other times depending on business needs.

The recruitment process has a number of steps which may include: application; online assessments, interview and/or assessment centre, reference checks and a medical.

Important eligibility information

You must be:

  • 15 years and over
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a person with a permanent residency visa, a temporary protection visa or a temporary residency visa.
Last updated: 8 May 2019