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Supporting the Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry in Queensland

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QUEENSLAND TRAINING AWARDS 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Queensland Training Awards — celebrating excellence in training and the transformative power of skills! The state’s best in training will be discovered across 14 categories, including apprentices, trainees and VET students through to teachers, employers and training organisations. AQIA would love to see representation from the fitness, sport […]

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SKILLS IQ INDUSTRY SKILL NEEDS SURVEY

The last two years have been particularly challenging for Australia’s economy, with every industry and business experiencing some level of disruption due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. While businesses continue to navigate their operations in line with COVID-19 requirements, it’s evident that the skills needs of many industries have significantly evolved. Skills IQ want to […]

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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT NATURAL DISASTER SURVEY

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) would like to connect with business owners impacted by recent rainfall and flooding to identify what help they need during this challenging time. It is important for the Department to support business owners to recover and get back on track quickly. DESBT are conducting a Natural […]

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SPORT AND RECREATION UPDATE

The following message from Sport and Recreation last week provides advice for clubs and organisations impacted by the South East Queensland extreme weather event. “As you are aware, in recent days South-East Queensland has been impacted by a significant weather event, causing widespread flooding, with the emergency continuing to unfold in many areas. As an […]

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GRANTS UP FOR GRABS

Did you know that the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is about to kick off its ‘Super Round’, and has grants up to $100,000 for QLD organisations?Or that the QLD government is offering up to $20,000 to businesses employing unemployed jobseekers? GAMBLING COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community […]

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QLD Government COVID resources

At AQIA, we work to keep you informed about the changing regulations around COVID. Here’s the latest government advice, from restrictions that may apply to your club to how to go about checking your patron’s vaccination status. We also share some tips on securing business assistance for clubs and organisations impacted by coronavirus, and some […]

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COVID RECOVERY

If your club or organisation has been impacted by COVID, there are some free training opportunities available through the Queensland Government, as well as thousands of free online courses available via Skillfinder. Check out the links below to see how you and your organisation can upskill for free and reap the benefits. SMALL BUSINESS SKILLS […]

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING?

Here’s the latest news in vocational training and education, from the National Skills Reform to the QLD govt Job Trainer Fund. Read on to find out how your organisation could benefit. NATIONAL SKILLS REFORM – INDUSTRY INVITED TO SHAPE SKILLS REFORMS The Australian Government is calling on industry and businesses to take a seat at […]

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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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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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