Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Supporting crews to gain accreditation and experience in Conservation and Land Management

Customer:

Queensland State Government

Service Classification/s:

Location:

Townsville and Gold Coast, QLD

Project Requirement & Objectives:

The Queensland Government funded Skilling Queenslanders for Work program support Work Skills Traineeship projects throughout the state.

Envite has supported crews in Townsville and South East Queensland to gain accreditation and experience in Conservation and Land Management, and delivered on a broad range of community projects as part of the student training.

Methodology / Overview of works:

Work Skills Traineeships provide paid employment opportunities to disadvantaged Queenslanders while at the same time funding projects that leave a visible and long-lasting impact on social infrastructure and services in a local community.

The traineeship runs over an 18 week period in which participants are given many skills and certificates with the aim to help them find their passion and increase their chance at gaining and retaining employment.

Results:

Envite Environment has assisted over 140 disadvantaged Queenslanders to gain skills and work experience through Work Skills Traineeships. Over 70% of graduates have gone on to obtain employment as a result of taking part. In addition the program has achieved the following outcomes:

  • Planted 11,600 trees
  • Supported in excess of 235 hectares of weed management
  • Partnered with 15 organisations to deliver environmental outcomes including Townsville City Council, Qld Parks and Wildlife Service, Townsville Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club, Landcare, SEQWater, James Cook University and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
  • Conducted 20+ litter surveys along riverbanks
  • Installed firebreaks
  • Controlled invasive weeds in wetlands of significance, built and maintained walking tracks, assisted with wildlife conservation through works at David Fleays Wildlife Park
  • Propagated over 10,000 local native plants.