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Career Employment Australia is pleased to be able to offer Work Skills Traineeship under

initiative.

A Work Skills traineeship will provide up to 26 weeks of paid employment while working on a project within your community.

A range of projects are planned or currently underway.

Please contact Peter Moyer to register your interest.


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    Current Projects

    CPC10111 – CERTIFICATE I IN CONSTRUCTION

    SQW Murarrie project

    Eligibility Criteria

    Participants must be a QLD Resident, aged 15 years or over and no longer at school. To be eligible you must also be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.

    Program Duration

    The Traineeships are being offered on a Full Time basis (38hrs per week) 7:30am to 3:30pm for a period of 20 weeks commencing Monday 8th October 2018.

    Program Location

    Murarrie Progress Association Hall
    10 Queensport Road, Murarrie QLD 4172

    Past Completed Projects

    Beerwah Sportsground

    The main objectives of this project were to :

    Extend and upgrade the Beerwah Rugby League Clubhouse to accommodate its growing junior base as well as its senior men’s and senior women’s teams. It will also be utilised by visiting clubs as well as other community based organisations which may be able to utilise.

    Rotary Broadwater Chapel

    The Rotary Broadwater Chapel By The Sea was formerly the Prayer Chapel of the original Gold Coast Hospital in Nerang Street, Southport.

    With the completion of the new Gold Coast University Hospital adjacent to Griffith University in 2013 and demolition of the original hospital imminent, the Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport Inc. were invited by Gold Coast Councillor Dawn Crichlow (O.A.M.) to save the Chapel and give it a new life.

    The building was relocated to the Northern end of the Broadwater Parklands and has been renovated and extended by the Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport Inc. together with 15 long term unemployed participants engaged by Gold Coast Skill Centre Inc. in a Queensland Government Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

    The six month project refurbished the chapel adding an awning, windows, decking and painting the building throughout and also to increase capacity.

    Arundel Community Garden

    This project commenced in July 2015 and will continue to accommodate jobseekers seeking to meet their obligations.

    The project created small community garden area approx. 8m by 4m and consists of four raised garden beds of equal size. This area will be contained within the garden area from the existing fernery to the existing compost.

    Queens Park Tennis Club

    Twelve unemployed completed work at the Queens Park Tennis Club in Southport as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

    The participants gained skills in painting, building maintenance, landscaping and block work as well as receiving Vocational Training in a Certificate I in Construction.

    Participants were also introduced to job search activities, life skills and First Aid training.

    Macleay Island Op Shop

    The main objectives of this successful project were to have Skilling Queenslanders for Work participants complete a major upgrade to the Op Shop on Macleay Island:

    Manager Tony Cotroneo said that the 11 participants completed a huge amount of work and made improvements to the building, including:

    • Fire Proofed Outer Wall of the Op shop building.
    • Painted two roller doors
    • Built bench in the sorting room
    • Concreted path between shop and side fence
    • Built cupboards and shelving in the container
    • Built shelving underneath the work area
    • Fitted shelving to shop and sorting room
    • Painted exterior of the Opshop

    Fairfield Church Upgrade

    The main objectives of this successful project :

    Upgraded and renovated the Fairfield/Annerley Baptist Church. Twelve participants learnt hands-on practical skills in a community setting in Cert I in Construction by exterior painting the rectory, constructing a new laundry, laying a 20 meter concrete path, building 25 meters of fencing, general grounds maintenance and additional improvements.

    Buderim Buccaneers

    The main objectives of this project were to :

    Build a ‘home’ base; ie a clubhouse that caters for its large junior base of members, senior club, and visiting clubs as well as other community based organisations which may be able to utilise the venue when cricket is not being played.

    Cleveland Makover

    Twelve participants learnt hands-on practical skills in a community setting in Cert I in Construction at the Jobs Association Inc building in Smith Street, Cleveland.

    Work consisted of full exterior and interior painting, construct and replace walls, repairing and re-framing windows and general building and grounds maintenance and improvements.

    Sculptors Society Gold Coast Makeover

    The main objectives of this project were to :

    Provide much needed maintenance and repairs to the 1909 historical Benowa State School building which has been home to the Sculptors Society since 1976. The building was last used as a school 10 years after the current Benowa Primary School was opened in 1965.

    The building needed to be upgraded and refurbished to allow the Sculptors Society to continue its work.