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Funding announcements

1 March 2023: 2023–24 funding round closed.

The School to Work Transitions (S2WT) program will deliver $3 million over 3 years to support school students who are at risk of not transitioning successfully from school to further education, training or employment, by providing tailored solutions to improve post-school outcomes.

The S2WT program has been implemented as part of the school-to-work transitions focus area of the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032.

In 2023–24, $1 million has been allocated to support employers, industry, and community organisations to deliver innovative S2WT projects between the value of $20,000–$200,000 (excluding GST).

Application process for 2023–24 funding round closed on 1 March 2023.

Funded organisations will support priority school student groups through:

  • creating strong and effective school-industry partnerships across Queensland
  • connecting schools, students and employers to maximise local employment opportunities and create youth-friendly workplaces
  • enabling tailored assistance and support approaches to be provided to under-represented student groups.

The priority school student groups are:

  • school-based apprentices and trainees
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • students from schools with an Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage (ICSEA) below 900
  • rural and remote students
  • under-represented groups in the workforce
  • place-based strategies in areas with high youth unemployment and/or significant workforce strategies that could be filled by school leavers.

S2WT 2023–24 (round 2) funding round closed

Grant outcomes for the 2023–24 funding round is expected to be released in May 2023.

S2WT 2022–23 (round 1) funding – successful projects

The successful applicants under the S2WT 2022–23 expression of interest process were announced on 9 November 2022. Total funding of $999,000 has been allocated to 7 projects to be delivered across Queensland in the following industries:

  • automotive
  • retail
  • fitness, sport and recreation
  • health
  • aviation
  • information and communication technology
  • screen and media.

View the 2022-23 (round 1) funded projects (PDF, 436KB).

Funding conditions

Organisations funded under the S2WT program must enter into a formal Services Agreement with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

View the sample Services Agreement for the S2WT program (PDF, 925KB).

More information

For more information on the School to Work Transitions program, email

Last updated 2 March 2023

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