First funding round opens for Skilling Queenslanders for Work!

The first round of the new Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative has officially opened.

“The Government is injecting $240 million into this four year program to help support up to 32,000 Queenslanders to find work. I am very pleased to be delivering on this election commitment,” said Rob Pyne MP, Member for Cairns. SmallPic

“We are passionate about generating jobs and this is a real opportunity to strengthen government and community partnerships”

“Six different programs will run under Skilling Queenslanders for Work in the first year to provide 8000 Queenslanders who historically have faced disadvantage accessing training and employment with the skills and confidence they need to get on the path to employment.”

“This includes young people, mature-age jobseekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.”

Mr Pyne has urged organisations wanting to find out more about the State Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding opportunities should register their interest quickly. 

Mr Pyne said the guidelines, the application forms, information sessions and key regional contacts were available at

Applications for Round One will close on 19 June and local community based not-for-profit organisations in the FNQ region are urged to apply for funding.

Funding for community-based organisations would be available through four programs – Community Work Skills, Ready for Work, Get Set for Work and Youth Skills.

“These four programs cover a range of customised training and support arrangements including nationally recognised training, traineeships, paid work placements, career advice, job preparation skills, foundation skills, and individual case management.

“School Parents and Citizens’ and Parents and Friends’ associations can also apply for funds under the Ready for Work program to deliver short term job preparation and employability skills courses.



2 Comments on “First funding round opens for Skilling Queenslanders for Work!

  1. Hi Rob

    Is funding available for sole trader’s? Would I be eligible for funding to deliver to youths, youths at risk and the disadvantaged?

    Kind Regards


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