Training projects for job seekers

Are you a Queenslander aged 15 years or older, no longer at school and need help to secure a job?

Skilling Queenslanders for Work training projects help job seekers gain the skills, qualifications and experience they need to enter and stay in the workforce.

Find a project

Use the map below to locate projects near you. Click on a marker to display project details, including a project’s name, summary, delivery locations and duration.

To check availability and other specifics, contact the funded organisation via the contact details displayed.

Markers indicate a project’s primary delivery location – not actual organisation or training addresses, or other delivery locations in the region. Contact funded organisations for full details.

Program types

Community Work Skills Community Work Skills

Community Work Skills assists disadvantaged Queensland job seekers and low skilled workers to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications up to a certificate III level.

Work Skills Traineeships Work Skills Traineeships

Work Skills Traineeships enable long-term unemployed and disadvantaged job seekers to be employed for up to six months on community, public works or environmental projects.

Get Set for Work Get Set for Work

Get Set for Work provides intensive employment and training assistance over a 12-month period to disengaged Queenslanders aged 15-19 years.

Ready for Work Ready for Work

Ready for Work assists disadvantaged Queenslanders transition into the workforce by providing 6–8 week courses focused on job search assistance and training.

Youth Skills Youth Skills

Youth Skills provides nationally recognised training and employment support for 15-24 year olds who are engaged with Youth Justice Services or Queensland Corrective Services.

Community Foundation Skills Community Foundation Skills

Community Foundation Skills offers assistance to disadvantaged Queenslanders with low level language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) skills to equip them with the knowledge and confidence to participate successfully in a modern knowledge economy.

Skill Up Skill Up

Skill Up provides assistance to adults 25 years and older to upskill or reskill in entry level positions in high priority industries to maximise existing and future job opportunities.

Am I eligible?

Skilling Queenslanders for Work is about providing supported training to disadvantaged individuals via community-based projects - run locally by funded organisations.

People from these organisations can talk to you about whether you are eligible, availability and other local supports. In the map above, click on a marker to access contact details.

To be eligible for a project, you must:

need support to gain the skills or qualification required to achieve any of the following goals:

  • successfully gain employment
  • secure more stable employment
  • build foundation skills to the level required for the successful completion of a vocational qualification
  • reskill and retrain following redundancy or a long absence from work

be a Queensland resident

be aged 15 years or older (and meet any other age requirements of a program)

meet Australian residency requirements.

Queensland residents who either:

  • have learning or employment barriers and need extra support
  • are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance
  • remain unemployed after accessing Australian Government services for more than six months.

Target groups include:

  • young people (including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care)
  • mature-age job seekers
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with disability
  • women re-entering the workforce
  • veterans and ex-service personnel
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

There is one traineeship program under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

  • First Start
  • Provides wage subsidies to local councils to employ additional trainees. Contact local councils near you to enquire about potential traineeship opportunities.

For organisations

Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a permanent initiative with an annual budget of $80 million to support up to 15,000 disadvantaged Queenslanders each year to gain skills, qualifications and experience to enter and stay in the workforce.

Funding is open to community-based organisations, local councils, and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations. Learn more about applying for funding at

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