Dr Anthony Lynham


Skilling Queenslanders for Work – successful funding recipients

Multicultural Community Centre 2018 graduates

17 July, 2019 –

Congratulations to Multicultural Community Centre Ltd (MCC) at Newmarket and Life Church Brisbane Ltd at Kedron on their successful applications for Skilling Queenslanders for Work project funding.

In total 211 community-based projects, delivered by not-for-profit organisations and local councils have been awarded over $43 million to provide nationally recognised training and job opportunities to 6,705 disadvantaged Queenslanders.

With their funding, MCC will be able to provide support across two projects: assisting culturally and linguistically diverse jobseekers to gain skills in the community services sector; and providing employment to migrants and refugees through business traineeships.

Life Church Brisbane’s project will support young job seekers (15-19) to gain a qualification so that they can enter the workforce or go on to further education and training.

These opportunities created by these projects provide pathways to long-term employment and a future.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work represents a commitment to increasing workforce participation, driving job growth and strengthening the performance ofour state’s economy by improving work opportunities for disadvantaged Queenslanders.

The initiative is made up of seven programs:

  • Community Work Skills
  • Work Skills Traineeships
  • Get Set for Work
  • Ready for Work
  • Youth Skills
  • First Start
  • Work Start Incentives.

To find out more about Skilling Queenslanders for Work visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw

Useful Resources

Skilling Queenslanders for Work fact sheet [PDF]
Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Work Start funding guidelines 2019-20 [PDF]