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.
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.
Multicultural Community Centre
Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Limited
Multilink Community Services
Caloundra Community Centre
Catholic Care Social Services Southern Queensland
Townsville Multicultural Support Group Inc
For more information, contact the funded organisations directly or email email@example.com.