Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

  • Published on Monday 7 March, 2016
  • 2 min. to read


The Queensland Government will invest $240 million over four years to support up to 32,000 Queenslanders back into work, under their Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work provides training to people who are under-utilised or under-employed in the labour market, as well as building the skills of young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age job seekers, women re-entering the workforce, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

There are seven programs that make up the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Funding is available through the program to provide assistance to Queenslanders, who need support to gain the qualifications and skills they require to enter and stay in the workforce.

Local councils, community groups and private sector employers can also apply for funding to assist with the cost of training an apprentice or trainee.

MEGT employer Tivoli Drive-In received funding under the initiative in 2015.
Now they are set for a major transformation!
Read their story here.

There are two rounds of funding each financial year. Applications for the first round of funding for 2016-2017 are now open and close 7 April 2016.

For more information about the program, read the fact sheet, or head to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work website.

For general enquiries about Skilling Queenslanders for Work, phone 1300 369 935.