National Green Jobs Corps
National Green Jobs Corps is the Australian Governments Environmentally focused work experience and accredited training program for 17 – 24 year olds.
JOB futures SEQ is running a National Green Jobs Corps Project on the Gold Coast and two projects in the Townsville region – one in Ayr and one in Townsville.
Benefits for Participants:
- Accredited Qualification – a Certificate II (AQF) RTD02 Conservation and Land Management.
- The National Green Corps Supplement of $41.20 per fortnight (in addition to regular payments)
- Vocational skills tailored towards Environmental Industries
- A pick up and drop off service will be offered from several central locations
- All relevant Person Protective Equipment
Previous NGJC project examples
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This project improved water quality, restored wildlife habitat and improved biodiversity by rehabilitating riparian areas at numerous sites along the Upper Nerang River – the catchment area for the Hinze Dam.
Activities included; weed eradication, seed collection, plant propagation, native tree planting, track maintenance, fencing and community education to control access to wildlife areas to ensure the protection of the Giant Barred Frog, and planting Pararistolochia vines to assist with population increases of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. The project also involved producing a range of educational brochures and interpretive information to be used to promote the Landcare activities to the wider community.
The activity utilised the JFSEQ training facilities at Southport, Bornhoffen’s PCYC and included visits to the Numinbah Environmental Education Centre and its community nursery facilities.
JOB futures SEQ Gold Coast project commenced February 1st, 2010 and finished July 29th, 2010.
Community Conservation Project
Alva Beach is a popular gathering place for many locals in the Ayr, Brandon and Home Hill region. The dunes contain a number of shell middens that are currently being mapped and protected by local indigenous groups. The continued protection of these sites was a focus of this project. NGJC undertook fencing, tree planting, weed control, plant propagation, mapping and repairing areas of erosion caused by unauthorised beach access.
JOB futures SEQ Ayr project commenced February 2nd, 2010 and finished July 7th, 2010.
Landcare Nursery Project
This project aimed to provide community landcare projects and other revegetation works with supplies of suitable native understory and ground cover plants. The participants on this activity were involved in local revegetation projects where they focussed on establishing these plants and developing demonstration areas.
JOB futures SEQ Townsville Landcare Nursery Project commenced February 2nd, 2010 and finished July 30th, 2010.
Rowes Bay and Upper Ross River Project
This project provided a continuing of the protection and expansion of habitat for threatened species such as the Black-necked Stalk (Jabiru), Wandering Whistling-Duck, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, and the Black-throated Finch through tree planting, weed control, erosion control, track repairs/ construction, seed collection, plant propagation, community education, installing interpretive information, fencing repairs and nesting box construction.
JOB futures SEQ Townsville Rowes Bay and Upper Ross River Project commenced February 2nd, 2010 and finished July 30th, 2010.
Towers Hill Habitat and Historic Area Protection
The project undertook extensive erosion control and repairs to the historic Towers Hill Lookout area. There are a number of popular interpretive and well marked walking trails and some areas required erosion control and draining installed to prevent further degradation. The hill is also an important habitat for local macropod species of Allied Rock Wallabies. Habitat for this species was improved through tree planting and weed control.
JOB futures SEQ Townsville Towers Hill Habitat and Historic Area Protection Project in Charters Towers commenced on March 22nd, 2010 and finished September 17th, 2010.
Herbert River and Tyto Wetlands
This project worked across a number of sites along the Herbert River and within the Herbert River Catchment. The project assisted with ongoing vegetation, weed control and track maintenance at the TYTO Wetlands. Participants undertook seed collecting and plant propagation.
JOB futures SEQ Townsville Herbert River and Tyto Wetlands Project in Ingham commenced April 19th, 2010 and finished October 15th, 2010.