Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a Queensland Government initiative that provides a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience to enter and stay in the workforce.

Work Skills Traineeships

The Work Skills Traineeships program provides paid employment opportunities to disadvantaged Queenslanders while at the same time delivering projects which leave a visible and long lasting impact on social infrastructure and services in a local community. 

For example, projects can: create, repair and upgrade public spaces and facilities or undertake revegetation, regeneration and river or foreshore restorations.

Success Stories

Since 2015, Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance has implemented several Work Skills Traineeship projects located in the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Scenic Rim and Brisbane North regions. Projects usually involved groups of 15 trainees undertaking paid work and formal training through a Certificate I in Construction or Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management traineeship. Throughout the projects, trainees worked on refurbishing sport and recreation club facilities as well as Local Council facilities, parks and recreation spaces including upgrading bush walking tracks and mountain biking trails.

Work undertaken by the trainees included painting, fencing, constructing storage, seating and pergolas, upgrading bathroom or kitchen amenities, installing walking track edging, paving, weed removal and lawn maintenance. These projects are funded by the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Upcoming Projects

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Success Stories

Queensland Moto Park

AQIA delivered a construction project at the Queensland Moto Park located in Coulson (near Boonah). Seven trainees worked hard upgrading the facilities at the Moto Park including the following tasks: painting, building fencing around the caf√©, installing new walls and roof to the mechanic‚Äôs workshop, concreting posts and minor carpentry including installing the caf√©‚Äôs cold room and putting in palings under the Moto Park‚Äôs house to keep out the kangaroos. The trainees also received training in First Aid, Working Safely at Heights and Fork Lift operation. Two trainees found full-time employment during the training‚Äď one of them commencing a carpentry apprenticeship which was a fantastic outcome!

Brisbane Strikers Football Club

The Brisbane Strikers Football Club project located in Bowen Hills commenced in October 2020. This project ran for 18 weeks and involved much needed maintenance to the interior and exterior of the club. Fifteen trainees were been involved in various tasks including cleaning, painting and carpentry works around the club. The trainees received support in being kitted out with full Personal Protection Equipment, funded Go Cards to help them get to work and weekly training in the Certificate I in Construction qualification. Later in the project, the trainees received assistance in job search and interview techniques to help them secure longer term employment.

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