Funding announcements

14 December 2023: 2023–24 second funding round projects announced. View funded project lists.
29 January 2024: Application window for 2024–25 first funding round now open.
21 March 2024: First funding round for 2024–25 closes.

With an ongoing annual investment of $80 million, the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative assists disadvantaged Queenslanders to gain skills, qualifications, and experience to enter and stay in the workforce.

The initiative funds community organisations to deliver training and support programs to up to 15,000 unemployed or underemployed Queenslanders, focusing on:

  • young people (including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with disability
  • mature age job seekers
  • women re-entering the workforce
  • veterans and ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • recently released prisoners.

Read the Skilling Queenslanders for Work fact sheet (PDF, 169KB) for an overview.

For job seekers
For employers
For training providers
For community organisations

Last updated 29 January 2024

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