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Skilling Queenslanders for Work Projects

Skilling Queenslanders for Work ProjectsWhat is Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)?

Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is a Queensland Government funded run by FSG Australia to deliver funded Qualifications in:

These courses are available for disadvantaged/disengaged learners. There is support for people who have learning difficulties or barriers to learning to assist in completing the course. This Program includes support to apply for jobs and to create pathways to employment, such as resume, job preparation skills, job search assistance and support to attend interviews and work placement.

Am I eligible?

You could be eligible if you:

  • Live permanently in Queensland
  • Are over 15 years old and are not enrolled in school
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or on a pathway to permanent residency with work rights on an Eligible visa.

Any other individuals specified by the Department of Education, Training and Employment as eligible, A full eligibility assessment will be completed.

Who will Skilling Queenslanders for work assist?

People who face disadvantage such as:

  • unemployed people who are looking to do a course that can assist them to get a job
  • youth who are no longer attending school who want a pathway to vocational education & employment
  • adults who want to change their career
  • people with barriers to learning (such as financial hardship, dependants, a disability, early school leavers)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • New Zealand citizens
  • Migrants from any other country on a pathway to permanent residency, including people on a Humanitarian visa with a right to work in Australia.

Why community based learning?

Community based settings provide supportive learning in a less restrictive environment for those needing a more flexible approach with training tailored to the learner’s individual circumstances and abilities.

How do I apply?

Places are limited!! Fill in the expression of interest form here and return it to [email protected]

You can also call the Learning and Development Centre on (07) 5500 7811 for more information or visit

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PIR is a Federally funded program. Other consortia members include Gold Coast Health and Mental Health Association QLD