Volunteering, work experience and employment can assist people at all stages of life to become involved in local communities, and improve quality of life.



Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community. Volunteering can help you get job ready, make new friends and become more involved in your community. Being a volunteer can be inspiring and uplifting.


CERTIFICATE III in Individual Support – CHC33015

Do you need support to successfully gain employment, secure more stable employment, build foundation skills to a level for successful completion of a vocational qualification or re-skill and retrain following redundancy or a long absence from work?

This program is funded by the State Government and there is no cost to participants.

Find out more about this training opportunity here or visit: https://www.qaads.org.au/news-and-events/training-opportunity/


CERT II Automative Vocational Preparation – AUR 20716

MultiLink in co-operation with Motor Trades Association Institute (RTO31529) are offering a Certificate II Automative Vocational Prepration and modules from FSK 20113 Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.

The program is a 12 week, 4 day week program starting September 2020. Learn more about this opportunity here.


Vinnies Pathway to Laboratory Skills – Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement (MSL20118)

Kick start your career in the sciences with this entry level qualification. The demand for skills in sample collection and measurement is high across many industries including construction, mining, manufacturing, food and environmental sectors.

This 16 week course (3 days a week), starting 27th August 2020 in Newstead is NO COST to eligible applications. Find more about this training opportunity here.


Life Communities – Online Job Skills and Training Programs 2020

Registrations are now open for Life Communities 2020 programs commencing in June – including several Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs – these include:

Adult-focused Programs:
Women in Business* – Cert II in Business – Online/Salisbury, 12 weeks, Monday-Thursday
Business & Cleaning* – Cert II in Business (with Cleaning Focus) – Online/Salisbury, 12 weeks, Monday-Thursday
Adult Job Club (18+), Online/Salisbury, 8 weeks, Tuesdays
Youth Programs for 15 – 19 year olds
Get Set for Work* – Cert II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways – Online/Salisbury & Stafford, 14 weeks, Monday-Thursday

* Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects are proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

Programs are for disadvantaged individuals and those who may experience barriers to learning or employment, or have limited access to employment services and support. The online programs are of NO COST to eligible participants and Life Communities also offers resume writing, job search strategies, interview skills and a qualified Career Councellor to support participants. Life Communities offer small group sizes, with a maximum of 11 participants per program, and have a high level of support, with a dedicated trainer, support person and additional staff per group.

To register interest, or for more information about each of the courses – please visit: lifecommunities.com.au or contact the office on 3719 3177.

View Life Communities 2020 program here

Check out what others say about the programs here


Your Caring Your Way

Your Caring Way is a new program of services that focus upon carers wanting to pursue their own goals, perhaps even a totally new career.

Carers change lives in so many ways and whilst a selfless act, we understand that carers need to realise their own dreams too. Your future, your way.

Plan – A coach will work with you to create a personalised plan based on your own life goals and aspirations.

Grow – Gain the skills you need to fulfil your goals through a range of study, training, or on-the-job opportunities.

Achieve – Whether it’s employment, volunteering, or even further study, we will help you to live your best life.

Ph: 1300 585 636 | E: info@yourcaringway.com.au
W: YourCaringWay.com.au

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.



Clemente is a university level course delivered at no cost to the student. Clemente is designed to enable individuals who have experienced multiple disadvantages to complete a university course in a supportive and flexible environment. Learning Partners will support your learning and guide you through your study.


Career Keys

Career Keys is a not for profit Registered Training Organisation that has been changing lives through education for 13 years. With a strong community focus Career Keys is committed to providing high levels of support and quality training in industries with high employment opportunities.

Career Keys believes that education offers a pathway to a better future.

With a wide range of courses available in aged care, community and education, and supported flexible learning arrangement, Career Keys helps students get the start they need.

Check out their website to see what courses are currently available and find out more about Career Keys https://www.careerkeys.edu.au/about/


Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Are you a Queenslander aged 15 years or older, no longer at school and need help to secure a job?

Skilling Queenslande​​​​​​​rs for Work training projects help job seekers gain the skills, qualifications and experience they need to enter and stay in the workforce.

Check out the Skilling Queenslanders for Work website to find out how it all works!

On their website you’ll find information about eligibility requirements, descriptions of the different programs (there are 5 different types), and details about what courses / certificates are currently being offered and where.

For general enquiries about Skilling Queenslanders for Work, email training@det.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 369 935.



For the majority of BHC tenancies, your rent does not increase as your income increases. These means if you are able to earn additional income, it doesn’t result in higher rent.

Many people receiving Centrelink can undertake work and still be eligible for payments. Income limits will apply and Centrelink can assist you in navigating this.

Below is a selection of links to access Volunteer and Employment services: