​​​​​​Funding announcements

19 July 2016: 2016-17 first round projects announced

​​​​​​​​​​Get Set for Work

​Get Set for Work is one of seven programs that form part of the Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative​. Through a suite of targeted skills and training programs, Skilling Queenslanders for Work aims to improve the skills, employment opportunities and social inclusion of disadvantaged Queenslanders.

Program overview

Get Set for Work aims to provide young people aged 15-19 years with nationally recognised training, combined with integrated learning support measures and foundation skills, that will enable them to successfully transition to employment and/or further education and training.

In 2016-17, $7 million in funding will be available to community-based organisations throughout Queensland to help disadvantaged young people transition to the workforce, undertake further education or training, or return to school. Successful projects should be tailored to meet individual needs through a range of training-related activities.

Current projects

View the list of 2015-16 first round projects - Get Set for Work (XLS, 59KB)

View the list of 2015-16 second round projects - Get Set for Work (XLSX, 25KB)

View the list of 2016-17 first round projects - Get Set for Work (XLSX, 28KB)

Recruitment to participate in Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects is managed locally by funded organisations. For more information on participation and eligibility for specific projects, individuals should contact the fun​ded organisation.

Who does the program support?

Get Set for Work primarily targets young Queensland residents aged 15-19 years who either:

  • are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance, or
  • require complementary services because they have significant barriers to learning and employment, or
  • have accessed Australian Government services for more than six months and remain unemployed.

Priority will be given to young people who have already left school or are at risk of disengaging from school.

What does the program fund?

Get Set for Work is not a general education program. It maintains a clear focus on the attainment of nationally recognised qualifications in demand by local employers.

Get Set for Work has a project-based delivery model and funds local organisations to deliver customised training opportunities which include:

  • nationally recognised training to gain qualifications (including foundation skills) up to certificate III level and delivered in a community-based setting
  • integrated learner support, including career advice, job preparation skills and case management to accompany the delivery of training within a community-based setting.

Get Set for Work will fund the tailored support that must accompany the delivery of training and the student co-contribution fees. Training and assessment services under Get Set for Work are funded under the Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Who can apply for funding?

Community-based organisations with not-for-profit objectives can apply. The training and assessment services component of the funded project must be delivered by a registered training organisation that is a Queensland Government pre-qualified supplier ​(P​QS)​.

More information is detailed in the Get Set for Work Guidelines for funding 2016-17 (PDF, 866KB)​.

Funding levels and conditions

The funding available under Get Set for Work is for a maximum 12-month term.

The level of funding is dependent on the type of project and nature of the training and assistance to be provided, as well as the number of participants targeted by the project.

The application process

​There are two regular funding rounds each financial year.

The first round of funding for 2016-17 closed on 7 April 2016. Information regarding the second round of funding for 2016-17 will be provided in mid-2016.

To apply for funding, go to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work applications page​.

Applications are assessed against set assessment criteria as detailed ​in the Get Set for Work Guidelines for funding 2016-17 (PDF, 866KB).

Applicant organisations are encouraged to contact their local DET regional office to discuss their project proposals.

Organisations should apply by the closing deadline. Incomplete applications and applications received after publishing closing dates will not be considered.

A separate application form is to be completed for each program and region that funding is being applied for.

One lead organisation is to apply for and manage the funding for each project.

Applications will be assessed by locally-based Regional Priority Jobs Committees, comprising of representatives from the community, industry, government and unions.

Program documents

Get Set for Work Guidelines for funding 2016-17 (PDF, 866KB)

Get Set for Work fact sheet (PDF, 267KB)

Sample Skilling Queenslanders for Work Services Agreement (PDF, 220KB)

Contact information

For general enquiries about Skilling Queenslanders for Work, complete an enquiry form or phone 1300 369 935.

Community-based organisations with specific enquiries about a Get Set for Work application should contact their local DET regional office​ or the Skilling Queenslanders for Work team at training@det.qld.gov.au.​

Related information

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Last updated
19 July 2016