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Supporting the Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry in Queensland

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Future work small business web

The contribution of small businesses to the Queensland economy is significant. They are an important creator of investment and employment opportunities, particularly in Queensland’s regions. The impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in Queensland has been significant. […]

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Lifelong Learning Report

As the Queensland economy and labour market changes, industries are evolving, and workplaces are adapting to emerging needs. We are working later into life and our skills must continually develop and adapt. Recent unforeseen and rapid disruption to the Queensland economy has amplified these changes. […]

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State of Volunteering in Queensland 2021 Full Report

Over 3.0 million (or 75.7% of) Queenslanders over 18 years of age volunteered in 2020. This includes people who volunteered formally with organisations, as well as those who do not have an affiliation with an organisation but contributed informally to their communities. Volunteers contributed over 900 million hours in 2020 and individuals volunteered for an average of 5.7 hours every week. […]

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Current Grants Opportunities

COVID-19 Small Business Grants – Apply Now 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants – The Queensland Government has announced that $5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown (commenced Saturday 31 July 2021) and lockdowns in other states. The Queensland Government recognises the short interval […]

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National Training Reforms

Quality Reforms surveys extended There are a number of Quality Reform surveys currently open, and it’s not too late to submit your response. The surveys have been extended to allow stakeholders the time and opportunity to provide their views and input. You can complete a survey before 12pm (AEDT) Monday 29 March 2021 to help […]

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QLD Training Awards 2021

Don’t miss your chance to nominate in the prestigious  Queensland Training Awards. There are 14 award categories available — from apprentices, trainees, VET students and trainers, to employers, training providers and community projects. Nominations close midnight Sunday 28 March 2021.  The Queensland Training Awards is your opportunity to shine and be recognised and rewarded for your […]

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Job Trainer Fund

The Australian and Queensland Governments are investing $200 million to deliver additional training places in short courses, certificate and diploma qualifications to Queensland job seekers, school leavers and young people. These training places are providing skills needed to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities as Queensland’s economy recovers from the […]

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Back to Work Program

The Queensland Government’s Back to Work program is open for applications! Through the program eligible employers in regional Queensland and some areas of South East Queensland can access support payments of up to $20,000 when they hire jobseekers who have experienced a period of unemployment. Right now Queensland workers and businesses are facing a challenge […]

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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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