Training projects funded under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative are announced as part of funding round announcements twice a year.

Lists of successful projects are published under the program headings below. Details are accurate at the time of announcement.

Want to participate?

The best way to find a current Skilling Queenslanders for Work training project near you is to use the map located on our job seeker page. There, you can navigate a map and click on markers to display project details.

Recruitment is managed locally, so people are encouraged to contact organisations to learn more about eligibility, availability and other specifics.

Funded project lists

Community Work Skills assists disadvantaged Queensland job seekers to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications up to a certificate III level. Projects are run in locations across the state by community-based not-for-profit organisations.

Funded projects:

2020–21 second round projects – Community Work Skills (XLSX, 19KB)

The Work Skills Traineeships program enables disadvantaged Queenslanders to be employed on community, construction or environmental projects while undertaking a Work Skills Traineeship. Projects are run in locations across the state by local community-based not-for-profit organisations and local councils.

Funded projects:

Get Set for Work provides intensive employment and training assistance over a 12 month period to young, disengaged Queenslanders aged 15–19 years. There will be projects in locations across the state run by local community-based not-for-profit organisations.

Funded projects:

2020–21 second round projects – Get Set for Work (XLSX, 13KB)

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 assistance and training.

Funded projects:

2020–21 second round projects – Ready for Work (XLSX, 13KB)

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. Funding is primarily available for community-based not-for-profit organisations, who will partner with registered training organisations who are Queensland Government Skills Assure suppliers.

Funded projects:

2020–21 second round projects – Youth Skills (XLSX, 13KB)

First Start provides wage subsidies to local councils and community-based organisations (CBOs) to employ additional trainees. Contact local councils or CBOs near you to enquire about potential traineeship opportunities.

Funded projects:
Community-based organisations – funding and allocations – First Start (PDF, 492KB)
First Start – funding and allocations by local government area (PDF, 96KB)

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Last updated 19 February 2021

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