First Nation Job Seekers

Looking for a job? Find the help and support you need with First Nation employment programs and resources, plus connect with local employment and training services.

We would like to acknowledge all First Nations people living and working on this land, we also acknowledge the traditional custodians on the land and their continual connection to this land.

Connect with First Nations Employment, Training and Assistance Services

HOUSING

Toowoomba Housing Hub

 

At the Toowoomba Housing Hub, we have people from local government and community organisations working together in the one space with you to assist you to find housing.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4699 4440

πŸ“© toowoombahousinghub@chde.qld.gov.au

 

YHARS - Youth & Reintergration Service (Australian Red Cross Society)

 

Youth Housing and Reintegration Services (YHARS) help young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They provide support, financial help, and access to different accommodation options.

πŸ“ž (07) 3333 8733

Support Finder

 

Finding the best emotional and practical support for your needs under traumatic and/or stressful situations can be very difficult. Support Finder provides you with immediate access and 24/7 support resources to National, State, Darling Downs and Western Downs websites and direct phone numbers in overwhelming and challenging times.

 

Tenants QLD

 

Tenants Queensland (formerly Tenants’ Union of Queensland) was established in 1986 and seeks to represent the concerns of all Queensland tenants who live in rental accommodation, including caravan park and boarding house residents. Tenants Queensland provides a range of tenancy information and advocacy services including: a statewide telephone advice service for tenants, tenancy publications, a tenancy law training program, and tenancy law research and policy development.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 744 263

 

Department of Housing

 

If you have a general housing enquiry

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

For emergency housing, call the Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.

πŸ“ž Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753

πŸ“© hhsnete-mail@chde.qld.gov.au

 

HEALTH SERVICES

Carbal Medical Centre

 

Established in 2002, Carbal Medical Services is an award-winning community-responsive Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) with clinics, services and programs operating across Toowoomba, Warwick and the Darling Downs.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 379 558

πŸ“© admin@carbal.com.au

 

Goolburri Health

 

Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Company Limited is an incorporated Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous communities. We offer health and wellbeing services for people based in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs regions of South West Queensland.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 45918000

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health, Toowoomba District Mental Health Service

 

Provides mental health services or programs directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

CatholicCare Social Services

 

As the social services agency of the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba, CatholicCare provides a range of services to promote individual, family and community wellbeing.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 477 433

πŸ“© hello@catholiccare.services

Goondir Health Services (Oakey)

 

β€œGoondir” in the Dalby area Aboriginal language translates to β€œMedicine Man”. The clinic provides holistic, primary health care and medical services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the region. Goondir Health Services aims to improve the health and well being of Indigenous people by providing primary health care, health promotion and education, enabling Indigenous people to determine for themselves improved health outcomes.

πŸ“ž (07) 4691 3372 or 1800 466 637

Support Finder

 

Finding the best emotional and practical support for your needs under traumatic and/or stressful situations can be very difficult. Support Finder provides you with immediate access and 24/7 support resources to National, State, Darling Downs and Western Downs websites and direct phone numbers in overwhelming and challenging times.

Darling Downs Health – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support

 

We have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officers who can provide cultural support and advice to Indigenous patients, their families and carers. If you are in Toowoomba Hospital, let us know if you need to use this service. We’ll arrange an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer for you. If you are somewhere else, ask your nurse or doctor to give you the details of one of our support officers.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 13 HEALTH or 13 43 25 84

 

MENTORS AND PEER SUPPORT

Mandana Pty Ltd

 

Mandana is an equally owned Indigenous company held by Peter Jackson and Intura Pty Ltd, an existing company operating out of Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia. We value and respect our communities and partners contribution. We also pride ourselves on being an organisation that celebrates its employees. Peter Jackson has been delivering mentoring services for over 20 years based on the below model.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0428 568 003

πŸ“© admin@mandana.com.auΒ 

South West Indigenous Network (SWIN)

 

South West Indigenous Network Inc (SWIN) is a recognised multi-sport organisation which provides

Beyond the Broncos

 

Our staff, with the help of current and former Broncos stars, provide one-on-one mentoring support, encouragement and motivation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in eight high schools across the Greater Brisbane region.

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP)

 

As the peak body representing, advocating for and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection and family support services sector in Queensland, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) works with communities, practitioners and policymakers, to promote and advocate for the rights, safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families. Together with our members, we are committed to a future where all Queensland children are safe, cared for and able to achieve their full potential.

πŸ“ž 07 3102 4119

Mob Up

 

Mob Up is dedicated to bridging the employment & skills shortage gap. We believe in the power of training and education. We aim to provide the necessary tools and support to ensure the economic and social advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Individuals and communities.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 286 536

πŸ“© info@mobup.com.au

Jaydon Adams Memorial Foundation

 

To deliver programs and services responsive to the cultural needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth, Families and Communities which address the social determinants through participation and encouragement of individual and family decision making.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0408 275 648

πŸ“© Β admin@jamf.com.au

Thomas Draper Indigenous Facilitor

 

Respect, Empathy, Honesty, and Resilience are at the center of who Thomas is. They are the drivers behind every workshop and the source behind every consultation session he engages in. He is committed to better outcomes and will work hard to design and deliver scope that is culturally safe while fitting well within your desired objectives and deliverables.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0488 604 316

πŸ“© tdraper@thomasdraper.com.au

Youth Employment Program

 

The Youth Employment Program is a program for year 12 students to help them into employment or further study upon completion of high school.

πŸ“ž 0428 480 108

πŸ“© atsip_cswr@dsdsatsip.qld.gov.au

Clontarf Foundation

 

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.

πŸ“ž (08) 9356 2500

πŸ“© contact@clontarffoundation.com.au

Adapt (Young Bruthas) Mentorship

 

Adapt (Young Bruthas mentorship) is a catalyst of change. We want every young person to feel part of our community, no matter who they are or where they’re from. Life can be challenging, we are here to help you see your potential!

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0435 803 470

πŸ“© adaptmentor@gmail.com

Link and Launch

 

Link and Launch officer Robbie Bradford connects with young people who have completed Year 12 but not yet transitioned to further study, training or work. Robbie can assist young people to navigate the system and consider a range of post-school study, training and work options in line with their individual goals, aspirations, skills and strengths. Link and Launch aims to support young people to make independent choices that will equip them to make a successful transition.

πŸ“ž 0448 409 455

πŸ“© rbrad172@eq.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd (ATSILS)

 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd – (ATSILS), is a community-based legal assistance organisation established in 1972 to advance and protect the legal and human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. ATSILS delivers a broad range of civil, family and criminal law services. In addition, we provide a range of prevention, intervention and community legal education programs, coronial and public sector monitoring and Throughcare services.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1800 012 255

Aboriginal Family Legal Service

 

Aboriginal Family Legal Service Queensland, also known as AFLSSQ, is a First Nation. Not for Profit Charitable Corporation that provides legal and other support services to First Nations families. We are a community-controlled organisation (ACCO).

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4614 7116

Support Finder

 

Finding the best emotional and practical support for your needs under traumatic and/or stressful situations can be very difficult. Support Finder provides you with immediate access and 24/7 support resources to National, State, Darling Downs and Western Downs websites and direct phone numbers in overwhelming and challenging times.

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

A1 Group Training

 

A1 Group Training recognises that each student’s work history and training background is unique. That’s why we design individual programs around the needs and capabilities of each student.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4630 4165

Mas Experience

 

Each week Mas matches hundreds of Apprentices with businesses across all industries ranging from trade and retail, to science and technology.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 627 628

Aurora Training

 

Here at Aurora Training Institute, we provide you with exceptional education and training choices, whether you are looking for your first job, returning to the workforce, seeking a career change or even a promotion with your current employer.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 936 864

πŸ“©β€‹ SWQAdmin@aurora.edu.au

Programmed Skilled Workforce

 

Programmed, together with our professionals and executive recruitment business PERSOLKELLY, works with clients who do not wish to compromise between getting the right outcomes and doing the right thing.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 3426 5431

Tursa

 

We proudly provide free assistance for participants and employers. Since 1995, TURSA has provided job assistance, sponsorship and recruitment services in our local communities. TURSA delivers Disability Employment Services in Toowoomba, ensuring participants receive appropriate assistance to build both skills and confidence for employment. Participants are provided ongoing support, mentoring, guidance post placement to ensure a suitable and successful transition to working takes place. In addition, Business owners are supported with access to wage subsidy guidance, combined with assistance to support an ongoing, sustainable job placement.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4589 1153

πŸ“© toowoomba@tursa.com.au

BUSY At Work Apprenticeships

 

An apprenticeship or traineeship allows you to gain real workplace skills while gaining a nationally-recognised qualification. The best part is you get paid while learning on the job and becoming qualified. This is a flexible way to work full-time, part-time – or even while you’re still at school. Gone are the days where apprenticeships or traineeships are just for traditional trades – like plumbing, engineering or auto-mechanics. In Australia, there are now over 500 qualification opportunities within hospitality, childcare, IT, design, fitness, tourism, aviation, retail and more. The possibilities are endless, and our team are here to help!

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4616 8900

πŸ“©β€‹ toowoomba@busyatwork.com.au

HB Recruitment & Human Resources

For over 30 years, the HB Group has been providing professional recruitment, labour hire, human resources, payroll and business services. With a reputation for ensuring our clients and candidates achieve the best outcomes, we believe that when you succeed, we succeed.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4639 4410

πŸ“©β€‹ recruitment@hb.net.au

atwork Australia

 

We work with people living with disability, injury, health condition and those who require additional support, who are looking for work, and employers to get the right people into the right jobs. A trusted employment services provider working with thousands of Australians every year, we’re here to make getting a job as easy and stress-free as possible.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 080 856

SQIT (Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE)

 

Our Toowoomba campus boasts modern learning amenities and state-of-the-art training facilities that simulate real workplaces. It offers a comprehensive range of study areas including aged care, agriculture, trades, business, child care, community services, crime and justice, education, hairdressing and beauty, horticulture, hospitality, cookery, information technology and nursing.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4694 1600

Golden West Apprenticeships

 

Over the past 30 years, Golden West has supported over 7,500 jobseekers into employment and completed over 3,500 Australian Apprentices. During this time, we have built an extremely experienced and knowledgeable team.Β  We are your local experts in apprenticeships and traineeships.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4688 9000

πŸ“©β€‹ toowoomba@goldenwest.org.au

SWQ Training

SWQ Training offers a range of courses specifically designed to meet the needs of both our students and clients. Specialising in the delivery of short courses in high risk, safety, plant machinery and driving training.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4617 7800

πŸ“©β€‹ train@swqtraining.com.au

Harness Energy Services

 

We provide skilled labour hire solutions to our clients in the form of contracted or permanent employees who are experienced, trained, skilled, compliant, and ready to work across a range of medium-to-high risk environments. We ensure the training and compliance of all of our recruitment candidates through our Registered Training Organisation (RTO), are trained, skilled, compliant and provide opportunities for candidates to further their education and training and upskill for career progression.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 3292 0700

πŸ“©β€‹ admin@harnessenergy.com.au

Mandana Pty Ltd

 

Mandana is an equally owned Indigenous company held by Peter Jackson and Intura Pty Ltd, an existing company operating out of Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia. We value and respect our communities and partners contribution. We also pride ourselves on being an organisation that celebrates its employees. Peter Jackson has been delivering mentoring services for over 20 years based on the below model.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0428 568 003

πŸ“©β€‹ admin@mandana.com.au

BUSY at Work

 

BUSY At Work is an established and trusted not for profit organisation providing career opportunities to job seekers and students through apprenticeship, employment and education support programs.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 292 304

πŸ“© toowoomba@busyatwork.com.au

Ag Training Pty Ltd

 

Ag Training is a Toowoomba based Registered Training Organization (RTO) registration number 31304, established in April 2005.Β  Above all, we are committed to providing safe, practical and quality assured training for Forklift, Agricultural and Civil Construction industries. As a result of our training, our company has grown to become one of the leading machinery training providers in Queensland. If you’re just starting out in the industry, or for those already in the industry needing a refresher course, we can help you with a training course to suit your needs.Β  Β 

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4637 6900

Downs Group Training

For more than 30 years, DGT Employment & Training has provided expert workforce employment and development services for businesses across Queensland and throughout Australia, in order to meet workforce requirements. DGT’s services ensure that businesses reduce workforce, WHS, risk and comply with legislative and regulatory requirements. As a not-for-profit company, DGT partners with government, industry and businesses to develop employment and training projects for job seekers of all ages, with the objective to gain vital skills and work experience. These projects ensure significant socio-economic benefits and growth to the individuals, their families, and the community.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4639 2099

AG Workforce

AG Workforce is a specialist agricultural recruitment agency offering employment opportunities across all of the industry’s key areas.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4637 6900

πŸ“©β€‹ jobs@agworkforce.com.au

OCTEC ParentsNext

ParentsNext is a pre-employment program that aims to develop early intervention assistance for parents with young children at risk of long-term welfare dependency. OCTEC helps parents to identify and reach their education and employment goals through participation in activities and by connecting parents to local services to help them prepare for employment. OCTEC Limited’s ParentsNext offices are equipped with children’s corners so you can bring your children along to your appointments.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4602 0467

MEGT

 

Since 1982, we’ve been making it easy for employers to find the right people. As a registered Group Training Organisation (GTO), we directly employ the apprentice or trainee and place them with host employers like yourself. Your business gets a screened, suitable and job-ready candidate while you provide on-the-job training and supervision as they work towards a nationally accredited qualification.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 3813 5444

πŸ“©β€‹Β rmssupport@megt.com.au

Mob Up

 

Mob Up is dedicated to bridging the employment & skills shortage gap. We believe in the power of training and education. We aim to provide the necessary tools and support to ensure the economic and social advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Individuals and communities.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 286 536

πŸ“©β€‹ info@mobup.com.au

Sarina Russo Job Access

We’ve been helping people like you find work for more than 40 years. Our team creates a tailored plan with the support you need to overcome your personal barriers to employment, helping to secure the right job for you!

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 13 15 59

Find your provider

Find a local provider delivering the services and support you need.

Sarina Russo Apprenticeship Services

 

Want to know how to get an apprenticeship or traineeship? Whether you’re still at school and considering your career options, or looking for a mature age apprenticeship, we can walk you through everything you need to know.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4699 4075

πŸ“©β€‹ webquery@sarinarusso.com.au

Protech

 

We are a Recruitment – labour hire and Group Training Company.Β  The Success of Projects Relies On Quality People. From workforce planning through to recruitment and ongoing management, Protech can assist you every step of the way when it comes to workforce solutions. We supply workforce to many industries that include; Asphalt/Road Surfacing, Building & Construction, Rail Operations, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Professional and Technical, Mining Resources and Industrial Maintenance and Engineering.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 3440 2850

πŸ“©β€‹Β toowoomba@protech.com.au

BUSY at Work - Transition to Work

 

We believe in the abilities of young people and help those seeking employment by providing information and support about what’s expected in the workplace. Transition to Work is a youth employment program initiated by the Australian Government. Its purpose is to provide support for young people to help them gain a paid position or further education. If you are aged 15-24 and looking for direction, the Transition to Work program can help you build skills and confidence to enter the workforce.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 0437 292 304

Kath Dickson Institute of Early Childhood Studies

 

Established in 1996, the Kath Dickson Institute is a registered training organisation (RTO 5394) specialising in nationally recognised early childhood qualifications throughout Queensland. We want you to succeed, that’s why our approach to training is practical, supportive and flexible. You will be assigned your own trainer who will work with you to ensure you acquire the hands-on skills you need for your chosen role. They will provide support as and when you need it, in person, on the phone and by email.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4613 1630

DISCO

The Downs Industry Schools Co-Operation Inc or β€˜DISCO’ is a specialist, not-for-profit, youth agency operating across South West Queensland with two offices based in Toowoomba, an office in Dalby and an office in Gatton.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 46383088

πŸ“©β€‹ info@disco.org.au

AimBig Employment

When it comes to work, we’re here to make a bigger difference if you’re looking for a job or to hire employees. At AimBig Employment, as part of the Arriba Group, we’ve been finding bigger employment opportunities for over 25 years. Discover what we can do for you today.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 034 997

Challenge Employment and Training

 

At Challenge Employment and Training we have been transforming lives by utilising our skills and resources to assist people be the best they can be for over 45 years. Originally set up as a community group to tackle youth unemployment in the Ipswich area (Young Unemployed People of Ipswich – YUPI), today we are so much more. We are now a registered not for profit training organisation spread across South East Queensland, that is helping disadvantaged people gain employment and training through a variety of pathways.

πŸ“žπŸ“žΒ 07 3282 8000

πŸ“©β€‹Β admin@challengeemployment.org.au

Golden West Apprenticeships

 

Over the past 30 years, Golden West has supported over 7,500 jobseekers into employment and completed over 3,500 Australian Apprentices. During this time, we have built an extremely experienced and knowledgeable team.Β  We are your local experts in apprenticeships and traineeships.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4688 9000

πŸ“©β€‹ toowoomba@goldenwest.org.au

JP Smith Recruitment & Human Resources

 

JP Smith Recruitment and Human Resources provides a transparent Executive Search service that adheres to both the highest corporate ethical standards and open-door philosophies whilst still maintaining discretion and diplomacy.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4659 7400

πŸ“©β€‹ service@jpsmith.com.au

Multicultural Australia ParentsNext

Our ParentsNext program gives parents with young children the opportunity to develop skills and confidence that enable them to move into employment.β€― At Multicultural Australia, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe, welcoming community and be empowered to become economically independent – ParentsNext is an important step towards achieving these goals.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž (07) 4632 1466

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Lifeline Darling Downs

 

Sometimes people from all walks of life find themselves struggling to buy food, pay the rent or mortgage, and juggling multiple debts on credit cards or personal loans. Financial counselling can help you manage your situation. The service provides assistance to people in financial difficulty by helping them address their financial problems, make informed choices and build longer term capacity to budget and manage their money.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 991 443

National Debt Helpline

 

Financial hardship can affect anyone at any time. Remember, you are not alone and there are always options. The National Debt Helpline provides free financial counselling and education so you can get on top of your finances. Our highly trained financial counsellors can help you to navigate your situation and make the best decisions for you and your family. Just call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, to talk to one of our dedicated financial counsellors. We will guide you through your options and, if necessary, book a follow-up one-on-one appointment.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1800 007 007

ASIC’s Indigenous Outreach Program

 

The Indigenous Outreach Program (IOP) is an established and specialist team working across ASIC to provide advice, insights and support to ensure ASIC’s engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is culturally appropriate and sensitive. The team also works with industry, service providers and other government agencies to influence system change and drive positive financial outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 1300 365 957

πŸ“© iop@asic.gov.au

Support Finder

Finding the best emotional and practical support for your needs under traumatic and/or stressful situations can be very difficult. Support Finder provides you with immediate access and 24/7 support resources to National, State, Darling Downs and Western Downs websites and direct phone numbers in overwhelming and challenging times.

Centrelink’s Financial Information Service

 

A free service that can inform and educate you about financial matters.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 13 23 00

Centrelink’s Indigenous Phone Service

 

A line to call about our payments and services if you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

πŸ“žΒ  13 63 80

CHILDCARE

Kulila Kindergarten Association Incorporated

 

Kulila Indigenous Kindergarten is a local Murri community business that is run by a community committee body. We have been on our current site since 2010, with over 25 years of service in the Toowoomba community. We are a single unit Kindergarten with two groups of Kindies, each group can cater for up to 22 children. We run a 5 day fortnight program, qualifying for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme with the hours provided.Β We are a Kindergarten approved program.Β Children are aged from 3.5 years to 5 years old and attend our centre in the year before prep. Kulila Indigenous Kindergarten offers a daily bus service.Β The busΒ hours are 8am-9am and 3.10pm-4.10pm.

πŸ“žπŸ“ž 07 4638 2788

πŸ“©Β  kulilakindergarten@gmail.com

Free Kindy Finder

 

Kindy is a place where your little one will make friends, explore new environments, build confidence and have fun learning. Kindy offers meaningful experiences and interactions that support your child’s early learning, wellbeing and development, now and into the future. Enter a postcode and select a radius to search for a free kindy near you.

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