The Diverse Queensland Workforce program (PDF, 620KB) will deliver $8.5 million in funding, until 30 June 2025, to assist up to 2,500 migrants, refugees and international students into employment. This program was implemented as part of the Future Skills Fund and is being expanded as part of Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, ensuring individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds are supported to participate in the economy. The economic benefits of migration will be maximised by enabling Queensland’s migrants to utilise their education, skills and previous work experience.

Eligible participants

The program targets work ready migrants or refugees (including temporary visa holders with necessary work permits), and international students aged 18 years and over who are unemployed or underemployed. School students are not eligible.

The selection of participants is at the discretion of the funded organisation and the program is delivered at no cost to participants.


The program can also connect employers with local migrants, refugees and international students looking for work. Contact a funded organisation (listed below) in your local area to find out more.

Delivery locations and organisations

Projects are delivered in specific locations across the state. Recruitment is managed locally-contact the below funded organisations directly to learn more, including eligibility and availability.

Delivery locationOrganisations


Multicultural Community Centre
MCC's One Stop Shop
(07) 3257 1868

Multicultural Australia
Employment Pathways Program
(07) 3337 5400


Centacare FNQ
Centracare FNQ Employment Hub
(07) 4044 0130

Gold Coast

Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Limited
Work Towards
(07) 5527 8011


Multicultural Australia
Employment Pathways Program
(07) 3337 5400


Multilink Community Services
Multilink Logan Diverse Queensland Workforce Hub
(07) 3807 4463


Multicultural Australia
Employment Pathways Program Rockhampton
(07) 4921 2222

Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Community Centre
Sunshine Coast Migrant Hub
(07) 5353 0503


Catholic Care Social Services Southern Queensland
AMAL – Bridge to Work
1300 477 433

Growcom Australia
Diverse Workforce Pathway Program – Agriculture
(07) 4638 0400

Multicultural Australia
Employment Pathways Program
(07) 4632 1466


Townsville Multicultural Support Group Inc
Intercultural Employment and Business Hub
(07) 4775 1588

More information

For more information, contact the funded organisations directly or email

Last updated 21 August 2023

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