Vacancy Details

Planning Cadet  

  • Gain practical local government experience while you study  
  • Full or part time – let us know what works for you! 
  • Pay range from $35.49 - $39.95 per hour plus superannuation, depending on year level.  


Are you studying towards a tertiary Urban and Regional Planning qualification? Our planning team are looking for their next cadet. Start applying your knowledge and get paid while you study and learn in a flexible and supportive work environment. 


Working with Wodonga Council 

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries, and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community. 

Locals enjoy short commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and a lifestyle at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snowfields, rivers, lakes and much more. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities. 

A bit about the role 

The Planning Cadet will work alongside our senior planners and be a participating member of a skilled team whilst gaining experience in Local Government planning. 

You will be assisting in the assessment of a wide range of planning applications, learning about relevant legislation, developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other correspondence. 

The team is open to discussing flexible work arrangements (full-time or part-time) to support you in meeting your study commitments.  

This is a limited tenure role; we are open to negotiation and are prepared to be flexible for the right person. 

What you will be doing 

Some of the work you will be involved in includes: 

  • Assessing planning permit applications. 
  • Providing pre-application advice to customers, residents and the development community. 
  • Assessing variations to restrictions on title. 
  • Providing internal advice to other council departments. 

This is an ideal opportunity to undertake work that has a real impact on a regional community. 

What you will bring 

With an enthusiastic attitude and an appetite for learning, we invite you to bring your passion for planning to the team at Wodonga Council.  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us they (selection criteria): 

  • Are currently enrolled in a tertiary planning qualification or relevant field; 
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude and are excited to learn and grow; 
  • Able to manage their studies and work commitments;  
  • Are passionate about planning and development in the Local Government context. 

How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see “our ideal candidate” - selection criteria - above) and,  
  • a current resume. 


The successful applicant will be required to provide 

  • a copy of a National Police Check, and 
  • a Current Drivers Licence  prior to commencement. 


Enquiries: Kathryn Oswald | 0435 276 190 | 


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, 29 May, 2023. 


Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 

  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • learning and development, and 
  • career pathways and opportunities. 


The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at