Supporting More Job Seekers into Careers through Skilling Queenslanders for Work

If you’re a Queensland job seeker, either new to the workforce or returning after a break, there’s some real opportunities to gain skills, make connections and enter a career path in 2024! Do you have a love of animals? Want to start a construction trade? Is warehousing or business admin more your jam? Or are you a people person looking to make your mark in hospitality or call centre work?

The Queensland Government recently contracted Skill360 to roll out nine new and exciting Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) programs to be delivered in 2024. Across the year, there will be 19 course intakes which will support approximately 300 job seekers in gaining skills to launch their careers.

Partnering with organisations like the RSPCA and Maryborough District Animal Shelter, Beddown (homeless services), the Hilton Hotel and local Queensland Councils, the SQW courses offer eligible participants hands-on work experience, skills development and the opportunity to connect with local employers.


The courses vary in length, ranging from 2 to 20 weeks and are designed to equip eligible jobseekers with a variety of work-ready skills. Participants can gain qualifications and on-site work experience in business, hospitality, construction trades, retail, warehousing and contact centre support.

Kristie Kelly, Skill360 Program Manager for SQW said, “We’re really excited with the range of this year’s course offerings guaranteed to support participants with real opportunities to launch career paths in a range of industries.

“Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a highly successful initiative of the Queensland Government and has already supported thousands of young or disadvantaged community members to gain skills for employment. Working alongside employers, participants are given the opportunity to prove themselves and many are offered employment on completion of the course.

“We’re also excited this year to partner with Beddown, a vital community organisation that supports homeless people with short term housing and social connection. Through the program, we can also support these marginalised community members to gain skills for work and get their lives back on track.”

Find out more about upcoming Skilling Queenslanders for Work courses for 2024.

Skill360 is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO:1607) and a part of The BUSY Group, an Australian community organisation offering employment, education, health and training programs to support individuals with their careers and businesses with their human resourcing needs.

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