Funding is available to provide direct assistance to those Queenslanders that need support to gain the qualifications and skills needed to enter and stay in the workforce.
Community-based not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to start projects in local communities across Queensland. Local councils and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations are also able to apply for funding under some programs.
There are two regular funding rounds each financial year, taking applications for five of the initiative's seven programs.
The second round of funding for 2017–18 opened on 20 July 2017 and closed at 5pm (AEST) on 14 September 2017. The Department of Education and Training will consider projects funded through this round for long-term contracts, provided they meet performance targets and demonstrate ongoing demand in an area with few other opportunities for clients. It will not be an automatic process or a widespread practice. Read the
long-term contracts fact sheet (PDF, 105KB) for more information.
Refer to the
Skilling Queenslanders for Work applications page to learn how to apply.
Further application information, including program guidelines and fact sheets, is available from the specific Skilling Queenslanders for Work program pages listed below.
Information sessions and QCOSS webinars and workshops
During each round, departmental staff run information sessions across the state for interested organisations.
Webinars and face-to-face workshops are delivered in partnership with the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) to provide information and advice to help organisations develop applications that stand out.
To register and learn more, go to the
information sessions, webinars and workshops page.