Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Funding applications now open for Skilling Queenslanders for Work

6 March, 2020 –

The latest round of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative is now open.

This initiative is a great way for organisations to deliver programs to assist people looking for the right opportunity. Almost $24 million was allocated in the last round to support over 3,200 Queenslanders to gain job-ready skills and training.

SQW funds skills development, training and job opportunities for unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.

Participants gain skills and confidence through hands-on support, with more than 70% going on to get a job or further training once they graduate.

Since reinstating SQW in 2015, the Palaszczuk Government has committed more than $375 million to assist 63,071 people across the state, with projects running here in the South East all the way to the Torres Strait and Western Queensland.

For information and how to apply visit:

Applications close on 16 April, 2020.