First listed on: 19 May 2017

Administrative Assistant Trainee (2 positions)

  • Learn while you earn
  • Achieve a National Certificate qualification
  • Great work environment for people starting their careers

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. We seek to have a profound and positive impact on the most significant challenges and opportunities facing Australia and humanity. 

Our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Program provides an opportunity for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent to start out on a new career path, whether it be for the first time or for people commencing a brand new career. Over the course of the traineeship, the successful applicant will undertake on-the-job training and complete a Nationally Accredited Qualification relative to their position.

An opportunity exists for a trainee to join the Manufacturing Business Unit to undertake a workplace-based traineeship. In this role you will provide broad administrative support to a number of senior staff, such as, organising meetings, booking travel, preparing and maintaining office records and filing systems.?

To view the full position description for this traineeship please click the following link: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship - Administrative Assistant Trainee.

Location: Clayton, Victoria
Duration: Specified term of approximately 12 – 18 months depending on course of study
Trainee Salary: $22,329 to $24,749 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference No: 40226

Open to people of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (Proof of Aboriginality will be required prior to confirming the appointment).  

How to Apply: 

You will be requested to provide:

  1. Resume/CV which includes a cover letter advising why you are interested in traineeship with CSIRO; and
  2. Confirmation of Aboriginality &/or Torres Strait Islander descent (this can be provided later if necessary). 

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency. At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet. Find out more at

Applications close: Monday 5 June 2017

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