Please note: Applications to become a Skilling Queenslanders for Work Champion are now closed. All Skilling Queenslanders for Work Champion positions have been filled.

Are you a Skilling Queenslanders for Work success story?

Become a Skilling Queenslanders for Work Champion and share your story!

If completing a Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) project or traineeship helped you find a new job in an industry you're passionate about, we want you to be a SQW Champion and tell others about your experiences.

SQW has assisted you and tens of thousands of people so far and aims to assist 10,000 more each year. Telling your story helps to put a face to the fantastic outcomes SQW is achieving.

Being a SQW Champion will also be an opportunity to promote your employer to your community and encourage other jobseekers to join your industry.

What does being a SQW Champion involve?

A SQW Champion is a new, voluntary role and what will be involved will vary depending on the opportunities in your area and your availability.

Here are some of the ways SQW Champions can help get the word out:

  • Help the organisations that helped you—your story might help your SQW provider when they promote their next project, interview applicants or induct new participants.
  • Talk about your journey with other organisations interested in becoming SQW providers.
  • Join us for a media announcement when good news stories on SQW are highlighted.
  • Share your story at a careers expo or job day—help your employer or industry attract new recruits by contributing to a local career expo.
  • Spread the word on social media—help us get the #skillingqueenslanders word out there and share your story on our website or the Skills for Queensland Facebook page.
  • Support other events in your community—the Queensland Government funds or supports a range of celebrations for groups that SQW also supports like Multicultural Queensland Month, Queensland Youth Week, Disability Action Week, Queensland Women's Week, NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week.

How long will I be a SQW Champion for?

SQW Champions will commit to 12 months in the role. During this period it is anticipated you may be required to attend up to 4 promotional events.

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) will engage up to 4 SQW Champions for each of the 7 DESBT regions.

Will I get paid?

Being a SQW Champion is voluntary, however, you may be reimbursed for expenses incurred, such as travel expenses, while undertaking the SQW Champion role.

How do I become a Champion?

Contact the Skilling Queenslanders for Work team on 1300 369 935 or email

Last updated 3 February 2021

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