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Skills for Queensland

We want Queenslanders to have their say on how to build a Queensland VET sector to deliver job-ready graduates for current and emerging occupations to ensure industry and employers have the skills they need now and in the future. Public consultation and submissions are now open until Friday, 19 October 2018. Find out more​.

Published 18 September​ 2018

2018 QTA state winners annou​nced

Congratulations to the 14 winners of 2018 Queensland Training Awards, announced at the State Gala Dinner on Saturday 8 September in Brisbane. Find out more​.

Published 13 September 2018

State Gala Din​​​ner ticket sales extended

Ticket sales for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards State Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 8 September have been extended until 2 Sept. Don't miss your chance to celebrate at training's 'night of nights'. Find out more​.

​Published 31 August 2018​​

Free t​afe for Year 12 graduates

To support young people into work, the Queensland Government offers free tafe in high prioirty industry areas for eligible Year 12 graduates. Find out more​.

Published 30 August 2018

Still time for 2017 g​radu​ates to take ​​up free training 

Eligible 2017 Year 12 graduates have until the end of the year to enrol and start free training for skills that are in demand, with up to 160 high priority qualifications funded under free training for year 12 graduates. Find out more​.

Published 2 August 2018

Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding

​The Queensland Government has announced $45.2 million for 227 projects that will assist 7,248 disadvantaged Queenslanders, under the first funding round for 2018-19. The second round is now open. Applications close 27 September 2018. Find out more​.

Published 1 August 2018

State Gala Din​​​ner tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards State Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 8 September. Don't miss your chance to celebrate at training's 'night of nights'. Find out more​.

​Published 25 July 2018

Skilling Qu​eenslanders for Work 2018-19 first round projects announced

The Queensland Government has announced $45.2 million for 227 projects that will assist 7,248 disadvantaged Queenslanders, under the first funding round for 2018-19. Find out more.

Published 18 July 2018​​

Trainin​​g Management System ​project

For an update on the Training Management System project, click here.

Published 18 July 2018​​

New TAFE Queens​land CEO​ appointed

​Mary Campbell, the new CEO of TAFE Queensland has been appointed. Find out more

Published 3 July 2018

​Skills and Thrills -​​​ a Queensland first!

In a Queensland first, the Skills and Thrills Careers Showcase will present VET pathways information to high school students with film, live speakers and Q&A sessions in the Darling Downs South West and North Coast regions. Find out more.

Published 2 July 2​018

2018 Regiona​l finals tickets on sale now

Ticket sales for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards regional finals are now open, taking place across the state in July and August. Don't miss your chance to celebrate Queensland's regional training superstars.

Published 12 J​une 2018

2018 QTA regional finalists announced

​Congratulations to the 225 talented individuals and hard-working organisations that have been selected as regional finalists for this year's Queensland Training Awards​. Find out more​.

Published 30 May 2018

2018-19 Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round now closed

​The first funding round under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative for the 2018-19 financial year is now closed for applications.

Published 12 April 2018

Closing soon: 2017-18 trade skills program funding

​Applications close for 2017-18 Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program at 5pm on 30 March 2018. Open to eligible registered training organisations, the program supports eligible Queenslanders with industry experience to complete a priority trade qualification.

Published 14 March 2018

Nominations extended for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards

​Are you our next training superstar? Do you know an apprentice, trainer or organisation doing great things in training? It's not too late to nominate - it's just 5 easy steps! Nominations close 16 March 2018.

Published 13 February 2​018

2018-19 Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round now open

​The first funding round under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative for the 2018-19 financial year is now open for applications.

Published 2 February 2018

Have your say​ on training product reform

​Australian Government discussion papers are now available for feedback. Find out more​.

Published 22 January 2018

2017-18 second round projects announced

​The Queensland Government has invested $30.66 million for 161 projects that will assist 4,881 disadvantaged Queenslanders.

Published 12 Janu​​ary 2018

What's Next for 2017 school leavers

​With the Queensland Government funding more than 300 vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, now is a great time for Year 12 students to explore training options available at little or no cost. Find out more​.

Publ​is​​hed 14 November 2017

SQW Community​ Recovery package

The SQW Community Recovery package has been activated to assist with the clean-up and re-building after ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Local residents can participate i​n re-building their communities, be paid a full-time wage and undertake nationally recognised training through Work Skills Traineeships and the First Start program. Find out more​.​​

Published 13 April 2017

Ad​​​vancing skills for the future: a strategy ​​​for vocational education and training in Queensland

The consultation paper for Advancing skills for the future: a strategy for vocational education and training in Queensland (PDF, 1.2 MB)​ was released in February 2017 and closed for feedback on 13 April 2017.

Published 13 April 2017 

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18 September 2018