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Ready for Work Program

Volunteering Sunshine Coast

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Volunteering Sunshine Coast Ready for Work Program targets Queensland residents who are: - • Not Able to Claim or are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance, or • Require complementary services because they have significant barriers to learning and employment, or • Receiving and have accessed Australian Government Unemployment Benefits or services for more than six months and remain unemployed. • To be eligible, disadvantaged Queenslanders must also be: o aged 15 years or older and no longer at school o an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen.

The Queensland Government has also specifically Identified Disadvantaged groups Disadvantaged groups to be targeted include: • recently retrenched or displaced workers as a result of COVID-19 • mature-age job seekers (aged 45 years or older) • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people • migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds • people with disability • young people (aged 15–24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care • women re-entering the workforce • displaced workers • veterans, • ex-ADF personnel and their families • recently released prisoners • under-utilised workers, including workers who are marginally attached to the labour force or under- employed.

Ready for Work is to be delivered at no cost to participants.

Ready for Work will provide job search assistance and training including: • Resume preparation and writing • job interview skills • job search advice, including where to look for work, how to apply for work • understanding employer expectations • networking opportunities with local businesses and employers to share their experiences and industry knowledge • employability skills, • communication in the workplace, • working in a team, • problem solving, • planning and organising, • self‐management. • Course Duration 60 Hours, over 5 Weeks, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for 4.5 Hours per Day 8.30am to 1.00pm. • All Materials Provided, Modern Air-Conditioned Venue, Convenient for Transport and Parking • 9 Courses Over 12 Months, Bookings Essential, 15 Places per Course