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:

2021–22 projects – Community Work Skills (XLSX, 27KB)

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 disadvantaged young Queenslanders aged 15–19 years with nationally recognised training to enable them to successfully transition to employment and/or further education and training. There will be projects in locations across the state run by local community-based not-for-profit organisations.

Funded projects:

2021–22 projects – Get Set for Work (XLSX, 18KB)

Ready for Work assists job seekers to transition into the workplace by providing courses of up to 6–8 weeks on job assistance and training.

Funded projects:

2021–22 projects – Ready for Work (XLSX, 15KB)

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.

Funded projects:

2021–22 projects – Youth Skills (XLSX, 14KB)

Community Foundation Skills assists disadvantaged Queenslanders with low level language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) skills to gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to participate successfully in a modern knowledge economy. Funding is available to community-based not-for-profit organisations, who will partner with registered training organisations.

Funded projects:

2021–22 projects – Community Foundation Skills (XLSX, 14KB)

Skill Up provides assistance to adults 25 years and older to upskill or reskill in entry level positions in high priority industries to maximise existing and future job opportunities. Funding is available to community-based not-for-profit organisations, who will partner with registered training organisations.

Funded projects:

2021–22 projects – Skill Up (XLSX, 14KB)

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 17 November 2021

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