Employer Connections

Building Our Future Workforce

If you are an employer, keeping pace with growth in Queensland Community Services sector means facing a workforce growth rate that is more than double the average growth rate predicted for Australia*. Therefore meeting this growth will require new recruits to enter the sector now and into the future.

The Community Services Gateway to Industry Schools Project is a forward-thinking approach to promote Community Sector jobs to our young people and ensure an ongoing supply of industry-mentored workforce in the years to come.

Are you able to offer one hour, four times a year to colloborate with schools, industry, local and state governments and community organisation at our Regional Reference Group meetings?

Can you offer opportunities within our organisation for students to be exposed to the industry? Are you able to offer time to be engaged in specific working groups with targeted community services sectors? Do you have young people within your organisation that can become Youth Ambassadors? We have a range of opportunities for employers from small, medium to large size to engage with the project.

(*Deloitte Access Economics, 2016, Forecasting the future: Community Services in Queensland 2025 Full Report)

Community Service Workforce Sectors

The Community Services Gateway to Industry Schools Project covers 9 sectors including:

Workforce support for your business

Interested in hiring and support a young person’s career pathway into the community services sector? Need to increase your workforce?  Not sure what financial assistance and support may be available?

School Based Traineeships

School based traineeships provides both students and employers many advantages and is a great way to increase your workforce.

Funding and Incentives

Financial incentives and support from State and Federal Government can support your business to employ a young person.

How to become a Gateway Employer, Training Provider or Apprenticeship Service

Like to support the Community Service Gateway to Industry Schools and Students?

It’s easy, simply send an email to [email protected] that includes…

  • Your primary core business (i.e. disability, aged care etc)
  • What activities and or events your organisation can support (Work Experience, Industry Visits, Industry Talks, Employment & Training)
  • Your logo
  • Additional ideas | concepts to help provide transformative experiences in the community services sector to students in our Gateway Schools.


NDIS Workforce Fundamentals Micro Credential

The NDIS Workforce Fundamentals micro credential, developed by WorkAbility Qld and TAFE Queensland, is available FREE for NDIS providers and services that deliver NDIS-type supports.

This two-hour training resource is an interactive learning tool to engage your workers and implement as part of your workforce induction.

Benefits for your organisation are:

  • Reduced training duplication
  • Ensures delivery of critical learning elements
  • Access a short online training course, anywhere, anytime
  • Industry training recognition (digital badge awarded on completion)

Dave Conway features as a consultant and NDIS self managed participant who employs his workers.

Professional Development for workers include:

  • Learning about the NDIS and how it links to Human Rights
  • Professional frameworks and legislation
  • Ethical and legal breaches
  • Ensuring professional boundaries
  • Person-centred and strengths-based approaches
  • Key roles and responsibilities of a support worker
  • Communication, interpersonal skills and respectful practice
  • Recognising and responding to signs of abuse and neglect
  • Cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication

The NDIS Workforce Fundamentals micro-credential has been developed through co-design with Industry and people with lived experience of disability, and is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

To read more about the NDIS Workforce Fundamentals micro-credential pilot program click here.