The Diverse Queensland Workforce program will deliver $3 million in funding, until 30 June 2023, to assist up to 1,000 migrants, refugees and international students into employment. This program is funded under the Future Skills Fund.

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.

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

Brisbane

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

Multicultural Australia
Employment Pathways Program
(07) 3337 5400

Logan

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

Ipswich

Multicultural Australia
Employment Pathways Program
(07) 3337 5400

Cairns

Centacare FNQ
Centracare FNQ Employment Hub
(07) 4044 0130

Gold Coast

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

Toowoomba

Multicultural Australia
Employment Pathways Program
(07) 4632 1466

More information

For more information, contact the funded organisations directly or email dqw@desbt.qld.gov.au.

Last updated 19 August 2021

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