Training projects for job seekers

Are you a Queenslander aged 15 years or older, no longer at school and need help to secure a job?

Skilling Queenslanders for Work training projects help job seekers gain the skills, qualifications and experience they need to enter and stay in the workforce.

Find a project

Use the map below to locate projects near you. Click on a marker to display project details, including a project’s name, summary, delivery locations and duration.

To check availability and other specifics, contact the funded organisation via the contact details displayed.

Markers indicate a project’s primary delivery location – not actual organisation or training addresses, or other delivery locations in the region. Contact funded organisations for full details.

Program types

Community Work Skills Community Work Skills

Community Work Skills assists disadvantaged Queensland job seekers and low skilled workers to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications up to a certificate III level.

Work Skills Traineeships Work Skills Traineeships

Work Skills Traineeships enable long-term unemployed and disadvantaged job seekers to be employed for up to six months on community, construction or environmental projects.

Get Set for Work Get Set for Work

Get Set for Work provides intensive employment and training assistance over a 12-month period to young, disengaged Queenslanders aged 15-19 years.

Ready for Work Ready for Work

Ready for Work assists young people aged 15-24 to transition into the workplace by providing courses of up to 6-8 weeks on job search assistance, employability skills and training.

Youth Skills Youth Skills

Youth Skills provides nationally recognised training and employment support for 15-24 year olds who are engaged with Youth Justice Services or Queensland Corrective Services.

Am I eligible?

Skilling Queenslanders for Work is about providing supported training to disadvantaged individuals via community-based projects - run locally by funded organisations.

People from these organisations can talk to you about whether you are eligible, availability and other local supports. In the map above, click on a marker to access contact details.

To be eligible for a project, you must:

need support to gain the skills or qualification required to achieve any of the following goals:

  • successfully gain employment
  • secure more stable employment
  • build your foundation skills to the level required to complete further education or return to school
  • reskill and retrain following redundancy or a long absence from work

be a Queensland resident

be aged 15 years or older (and meet any other age requirements of a program)

meet Australian residency requirements.

Queensland residents who either:

  • have learning or employment barriers and need extra support
  • are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance
  • remain unemployed after accessing Australian Government services for more than six months.

Target groups include:

  • young people (including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care)
  • mature-age job seekers
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with disability
  • women re-entering the workforce
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Two other traineeship programs make up the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

  • First Start
  • Provides wage subsidies to local councils to employ additional trainees. Contact local councils near you to enquire about potential traineeship opportunities.

  • Work Start incentives
  • Private sector employers who aren't eligible for the Queensland Government's Back to Work - Regional Employment Package may qualify for a $10,000 Work Start incentive if they employ a past Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant and meet other criteria. You can direct potential employers to information for employers.

For organisations

The Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative represents a significant investment of $240 million over four years to support up to 32,000 Queenslanders into work.

Funding is open to community-based organisations, local councils, and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations. Learn more about applying for funding at www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw.

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