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

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.


Helping you get into training, volunteering or work opportunities.

Have you been thinking about training, developing a new skill, volunteering or getting into employment? BHC’s Resident Employment and Participation Coordinator, Anthony, is available to support residents reach their goals.

Email anthony.campbell@bhcl.com.au or SMS/Call 0417 361 506 to find out how we can assist with your training, volunteering or work goals.

“Thank you Anthony. It’s really nice to have support around. I appreciate your effort and checking on my progress. Thank you so much” – BHC resident




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.

You can find a selection of volunteer and employment services at the bottom of the page.



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.


Building Australian Skills for Employment (BASE) Traineeship Program

ECCQ’s BASE Traineeship program is commencing on 25th of July 2021. We are now accepting Expression of Interest from eligible participants.

The BASE traineeship program aims to boost individual’s employability by providing training in Business Administration, 19 weeks paid placement, and the opportunity to make new networks as well as assisting individual with preparing resume, cover letter and job interviews.

This program will assist unemployed professionally qualified migrants and university graduates by providing training in Business Administration skills through delivery of a Certificate I in Business Administration and paid work placement in local Queensland businesses.


  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident ( includes humanitarian entrants), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen.
  • Unemployed or need support to secure more stable employment.

BASE is set to commence on 25 July 2021 and will include 19 weeks paid work placement.

For more information and to confirm your eligibility contact our Reza on 0429 449 832 or email rezaa@eccq.com.au

View BASE Traineeship Program flyer.

View BASE Expressions of Interest form


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.



The Clemente program aims to empower Australians experiencing challenging life circumstances and to break cycles of poverty, inequality and injustice. This program offers a university level course delivered at no cost to the student in a supportive and flexible environment. Learning Partners will support your learning and guide you through your study.

Clemente in South Brisbane operates in partnership between the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies), Australian Catholic University (ACU), Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, and Micah Projects. You can find out more about the program here.

There are two intakes each year in February and July. For more information on how to apply email clemente.brisbane@svdpqld.org.au


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.