Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) employs more than 500 full-time, part-time and casual staff across a broad range of areas. The Queanbeyan-Palerang region has a population of 63,304 and is expected to increase to around 88,000 by 2041 with numerous major developments planned and ongoing, making it one of NSW’s largest regional councils. QPRC looks after an area of 5,319km2, with three main towns offering a unique lifestyle that combines country living, with city benefits.
Working at Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, provides the opportunity to work closely with the local community to help make a difference, with an extensive range of career opportunities through diverse services and programs. Some of these include:
- Water and sewer utilities
- Road construction and maintenance
- Parks and gardens
- Projects and engineering
- Building and planning services
- Libraries and community facilities
- Aquatic and recreational centres
- Human resources
- Information technology
QPRC also offers a Cadet and Trainee program that gives opportunities to gain valuable on-the-job experience and employability skills while undertaking relevant studies. Cadets and trainees undertake their courses part-time while employed in a full-time capacity. Time is provided during work hours to study and complete assessments and as part of the employment offer, Council commits to paying 100% of course fees and costs associated with studies, including textbooks. These positions allow applicants to join in entry level positions and often do not require former professional or educational experience.
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