Graduate, student and university placement

cadet is an individual who is undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate tertiary degree from a recognised university. Cadets are employed on a fixed term full-time basis while studying part-time.

graduate has completed their undergraduate or postgraduate studies from a recognised university. Graduates are employed on a full-time temporary contract in the relevant department over a two-year program.


All cadets and graduates must be:

  • 15 years and over
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent residency visa or temporary residency visa
  • undertaking (cadets) or have completed (graduate) undergraduate or postgraduate studies at a recognised university

How to Apply

Council recruits for cadets and graduate positions when business and operational needs arise.  

All positions will be advertised on Council’s eRecruitment page.

For enquiries, contact our People and Capability team by emailing