Conservation & Ecosystem Management Trainee


Naturelinks Landscape Management


Melbourne, Werribee, Whittlesea and Mornington

Salary etc:

as per award

  • Join a thriving bushland management business with a commitment to sustainability.
  • Genuine opportunities to make a difference to the environment and continue to develop your career.
  • Welcoming team environment with family friendly conditions.

About us

Formed in 1999, Naturelinks Landscape Management has a commitment to the principles of conservation, biodiversity and community involvement.

On the whole, we manage indigenous landscapes, oprating from our four depots at North Melbourne, Werribee, Whittlesea and Mornington.

We have extensive bushland management and construction knowledge, a sound and growing customer base (government, semi-government and private organisations) together with a growing team of over 80 people and a record of delivering quality service.

We understand that to be successful as a business, we need people who have relevant competencies and are motivated to deliver results in the right way and in accordance with our values. If this is you, we want to welcome you to our friendly team!

Purpose and scope

We have a trainee position available within the greater melbourne region.

Reporting to Crew Leaders and Project Managers, the primary role of this position is to assist with the implementation of bushland management projects for our various clients throughout the greater Melbourne region. You will be learning best practice land management in the field with Naturelinks whilst completing a Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management over a period of 2 years.

You will be required to start on site on all projects. Therefore a drivers licence and reliable vehicle are essential for this role.

The attributes required of the successful candidates lie in 4 key areas as follows:

  1. Core attributes.
    • A track record of hard work, reliability and understanding of the importance of customer service.
    • Team orientation with a willingness to accept instruction, communicate well, help others as necessary, contribute effectively in team activities and represent the business positively in the field.
    • Commitment to learning and absorbing as much knowledge relating to bushland management from our experienced staff, and to fulfillling all study requirements as part of the 2 year training program.
    • Must not have achieved a qualification in Certificate III or higher.
  2. Bushland Management.
    • An interest in indigenous plants.
    • A genuine interest in sustainability and bushland management.
    • A willingness to learn about revegetation techniques including the proper use of tools and equipment used on the ground works, and safe application of herbicides.
    • An interest in learning practical weed control techniques.
    • Suitability for the nature of work (e.g. physical fitness).
  3. Character.
    • A desire to be part of a high performing team.
    • A commitment to personal development and continuous improvement.
    • Exemplary behaviour consistent with company values.
    • Accountability for own performance.
    • A great ambassador for the business.
    • Ability to comply with workplace health and safety requirements and company policies and processes.
  4. Training and Licences.
    • Essential - Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
    • Essential - Drivers Licence and Personal transport for site-start work.
    • Essential - Construction Induction Card (Red/White Card).
    • Desireable - ChemCert or equivalent.

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Closing date:

open until filled