Careers at Council


A Human Resources career in Local Government provides challenge, variety and the opportunity to grow skills for the future.

Supporting and developing staff in councils of varying sizes, your work is essential to ensuring our people remain at the heart of everything we do. 

Types of Roles:

Executive Manager Manager Human Resources

Group Manager People and Culture

Organisational Development Manager

Human Resources Officer/ Advisor/ Business Partner

Learning & Development Officer/ Coordinator/ Manager

Recruitment Officer/Manager

People and Culture Officer

Workplace Health and Safety Advisor

What we do:

  • Recruitment and onboarding
  • Industrial/employee relations
  • Work health and safety (WHS)
  • Learning and development
  • Organisational development
  • Workforce planning
  • Remuneration and payroll

Read here about how Aimee started her career in HR at council. 

Qualification requirements:

Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or Organisational Development are usually required for HR roles.

Vocational education and training (VET) qualifications relevant for entry-level positions and training and development roles include:

  • Certificate IV in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma of Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Human Resource Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The Universities Admission Centre

For more information about university courses visit The Universities Admission Centre.

My Skills

For more information about VET courses and training providers visit My Skills.

Working in Councils

The scale and diversity of work on offer in Local Government is impressive as is the direct and positive impact this work has on the communities we serve.

Is council right for you?

Local Government’s 189,000 employees have many different skills and backgrounds, but together they share certain values and attributes that enable them to succeed at Council.