Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance

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.

Since 2016, Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance has implemented a number of Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects to assist our industries. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance has delivered these Work Skills Traineeship projects in Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Rockhampton. Projects 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.






“Just wanted to drop you a quick line following the completion of the painting of our clubhouse and various other maintenance works at the club, to say how pleased we are with the quality of the work and the professional manner in which Garry Jefferson supervised the project.
The trainees were all well-behaved and seemed motivated to learn whatever they could from Garry with regards to the tasks that he set them to complete. I will have no hesitation in recommending your organisation to other sporting clubs looking for assistance with improvements and maintenance of their facilities. Thanks again”


Neil, Tewantin Tennis Club


“Just wanted to say a big thank you for contacting us and sending workers our way. Been a great opportunity for our club to get some overdue jobs done. Please think of us for next year if possible and will work on some more projects. Thanks”



Dave, Noosa Tennis Club



“A big thank you to Skills Alliance for the work carried out at Ballinger Park Tennis Club. The clubhouse looks sharp and modern in its new colours and the seats with paving under will be a great asset for spectators. Chris and Gary were great.  Thanks again”




John, President, Ballinger Park Tennis Club



“First of all I want to extend our thanks to your wonderful team of workers led by the amazing Garry.  They did a super job constructing a much-needed paddock fence at the Sunshine Coast Centre property as well as erecting some portable horse yards at short notice and making a big herd of wooden ponies for our Special School children to paint for entry into an art competition at our Mane Event fundraiser on July 30th.”




Sunshine Coast Riding School for the Disabled



“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Queensland Fitness, Sport & Recreation Skills Alliance and to Garry and his team of painters for the wonderful job they have done painting our clubhouse, office, bar, canteen and interior toilet.It all looks fantastic and clean and fresh and after years of undesirable colours, we have a constant colour throughout and a great sky blue feature wall in our clubhouse. This is a project that has continually been pushed back on our wish list as we were not in a financial position to carry this out being a volunteer-run organisation. Your initiative has allowed us to undertake the project at the cost of the paint and supplies and for this we are very grateful….we are thrilled with the job carried out by your team. Garry was very professional in his dealings with our club and we are delighted with the end results. We would love to be considered for any future projects you may have in the pipeline.”





Jean, Maroochy Swans Football Club



“I just wanted to thank Skills Alliance for initiating a great project. Tewantin Noosa Pony Club had the trainees come and paint our buildings inside and out and they did a fantastic job. It was a task that I doubt we would have been able to get done on our own, as with all other sporting clubs, our volunteers can only do so much!  Thanks again and all the best”

Kate, Secretary, Tewantin Noosa Pony Club.



“The Skills Alliance team did a tremendous job in helping out with much-needed maintenance and a major facelift of the Hall last year. This followed a big investment by the community in a new kitchen at the hall. The hall is a changed place as a result.”

Peter, President, Eudlo Public Hall and Recreation Grounds Association Inc



“Just wanted to let you and everyone involved know I am so thankful to have met and worked with such a great team. I am sorry my time is cut short, but without the experience and certificates gained, I wouldn’t have got my dream job.”

Former Skilling Queenslanders for Work trainee