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Supporting the Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry in Queensland

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Online Safety in Sport

eSafety is holding free one-hour webinars in November for community sport organisation leaders, committees and volunteers.  The presentation will cover types of online harm in sport, dealing with harm, safe online environments, eSafety’s reporting schemes and advice on common issues in sport.  With 2 sessions to choose from, places are limited – register now to […]

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Small Business Wellness Survey

The Queensland Government, through the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training, and the Queensland Mental Health Commission have engaged Pracademia to conduct research (surveys and interviews) with small business owners across Queensland.  The purpose of this survey is to collect insights from potential users of the Small Business Wellness Package/ small business […]

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Queensland Business Energy Savings Transformation (QBEST)

Queensland businesses will soon benefit from the $35 million program to help businesses save money on their electricity bills. The Queensland Business Energy Savings Transformation (QBEST) program will support the purchase of energy-efficient equipment, smart technology, and energy management systems to drive down their energy costs. Rebates of up to $12,500 will be available for […]

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QLD Government – SwimStart is opening soon!

SwimStart is a new program designed to increase access to swimming lessons for children between the ages of zero and 4.  Eligible parents and guardians will be able to apply for a $150 voucher to put towards learn to swim programs with registered SwimStart activity providers.  Registrations for SwimStart activity providers and referral agents open […]

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QLD Government – Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund

This program is helping local sport and active recreation facilities become more safe, accessible, inclusive and efficient.  $45 million in infrastructure funding up for grabs.  The Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund closes 5pm on 16 November 2023. https://www.dtis.qld.gov.au/news/latest/2023/sport-funding-announced-to-support-minor-infrastructure-and-inclusive-facilities […]

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ANZSCO Review

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has commenced Round 3 of public consultation for the ANZSCO that describes all occupations for Australia and new Zealand – this round includes the occupations under “Sport Activities”. In the coming weeks AQIA will be conducting a facilitated session for you to have your say.  However, if you would […]

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Introducing HumanAbility

HumanAbility is the new national Jobs and Skills Council for Sport and Recreation.  A new organisation, HumanAbility was established by a group of Foundation Members – around 30 industry groups, employers, unions and consumer organisations with a direct interest in one or more of our industries. As an industry-led organisation, HumanAbility has a major role […]

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Jobs and Skills Report 2023

Jobs and Skills Australia has also released its Jobs and Skills Report 2023 that provides an initial assessment of the national skills system and Australia’s current, emerging, and future skills needs. https://www.jobsandskills.gov.au/publications/towards-national-jobs-and-skills-roadmap […]

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Jobs and Skills Atlas Data Tool

Jobs and Skills Australia has developed a new data Jobs and skills Atlas beta tool that enables users to explore combined labour market data at regional state and national levels, across occupations, skills and industries.  Atlas provides a new way to access a range of data and tools from Jobs and Skills Australia, Australian Bureau […]

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Employment White Paper, Working Future

The Australian Government has released the Employment White Paper, Working Future which provides a roadmap outlining practical actions and reforms required to build a bigger, better-trained and more productive workforce.  Five key objectives have been identified to contribute towards achieving the Government’s vision. These include: Working Future: The Australian Government’s White Paper on Jobs and […]

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Assistance and Support for Organisations and Clubs


We aim to make it easier to run local fitness, sport and recreation organisations and clubs. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance provides free one-on-one advice on how to apply for and win grants, free access to club management templates and tools, fact sheets, videos, legal information, advice on staffing and volunteer matters and subsidised Strategic and Business Planning audits and workshops.

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