Get Set for Work is one of seven programs that form part of the Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. Through a suite of targeted skills and training programs, Skilling Queenslanders for Work aims to improve the skills, employment opportunities and social inclusion of disadvantaged Queenslanders.

Registered training organisations (RTOs) with Skills Assure supplier (SAS) status will have the opportunity to partner with funded community-based not-for-profit organisations to deliver the nationally recognised training and assessment service components of Get Set for Work projects.

Program overview

Get Set for Work aims to provide young people aged 15-19 years with nationally recognised training, combined with integrated learning support measures and foundation skills, that will enable them to successfully transition to participate productively in employment and/or further education and training.

In 2018–19, $8.75 million in funding is available to community-based not-for-profit organisations throughout Queensland to help disadvantaged young people transition to the workforce, undertake further education or training, or return to school. Successful projects should be tailored to meet individual needs through a range of training-related activities.

Who does the program support?

Get Set for Work primarily targets young Queensland residents aged 15-19 years who either:

  • are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance, or
  • require complementary services because they have significant barriers to learning and employment, or
  • have accessed Australian Government services for more than six months and remain unemployed.

Priority will be given to young people who have already left school or are at risk of disengaging from school.

What does the program fund?

Get Set for Work is not a general education program. It maintains a clear focus on the attainment of nationally recognised qualifications in demand by local employers.

Get Set for Work has a project-based delivery model and funds local organisations to deliver customised training opportunities which include:

  • nationally recognised training to gain qualifications (including foundation skills) up to certificate III level and delivered in a community-based setting
  • integrated learner support, including career advice, job preparation skills and case management to accompany the delivery of training within a community-based setting.

Get Set for Work will fund the tailored support that must accompany the delivery of training and the student co-contribution fees. Training and assessment services under Get Set for Work are funded under the Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Who can apply for funding?

Community-based not-for-profit organisations can apply. The training and assessment services component of the funded project must be delivered by a RTO that is a Queensland Government approved SAS.

More information is detailed in the Get Set for Work Guidelines for funding 2018–19 (PDF, 953 KB).

More information

Visit the Get Set for Work page in the for community organisations section of this site for more detailed information, including the program guidelines.

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Last updated 30 June 2020

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