First listed on: 27 August 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship - Chemical Research Technician

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

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program is an initiative of the CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy which seeks to significantly increase Indigenous employment nationally within CSIRO. Through this strategy, CSIRO aims to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

An opportunity exists for a trainee to join the Manufacturing Flagship to undertake a workplace-based traineeship. In this role you will be a part of a dynamic team of scientists working with industry to develop materials and chemicals. Based in a state of the art laboratory, the Rapid Automated Materials & Processing centre (, you will receive training in everything from chemical handling to using the robotic equipment to run experiments

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. Upon successful completion of the training package the trainee will be considered for ongoing employment with CSIRO, if available.

To view the full position description for this traineeship please click the following link: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship - Chemical Research Technician.

Location: Clayton, VIC
Duration: Specified term of 18 months or duration/remainder of full-time study program
Salary: $22,999 to $25,491 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference No: 46384

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: 

  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: Wednesday 11 October 2017 

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