The Rural and Remote Workforce Initiative aims to provide additional study support to early childhood education and care educators in priority rural and remote areas of Queensland to gain approved early childhood qualifications. The Initiative has three separate but integrated elements, including the Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teacher [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Focus Area: Sector building"
Are you interested in sharing your ideas and learning more about working on place-based initiatives? We heard from people working on place-based initiatives around Queensland that they would like more opportunities to meet and learn [...]
It is from our extensive engagement and our strong policy base that we have developed a priority statement – the actions that need to be taken by our Premier and her Ministers to make positive [...]
The Energy Savvy Families Program helps give Queensland households the power to learn more about their energy use and manage their electricity bills. The program offers eligible customers a digital meter with no upfront cost [...]
QCOSS is excited to be working with local communities in the North West Minerals Province to help create sustainable solutions and build resilient, prosperous communities. Along with the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, [...]
A Matter of Interpretation – The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group celebrates ten years
The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group (QAIWG) is a coalition of non-governmental organisations formed to advocate for high quality interpreting, translating and culturally responsive services. QAIWG was formed 10 years ago in the wake of [...]
Every person in Queensland has a right to feel to feel included and participate freely in society. Part of this means people who are not proficient or confident in English having access to qualified interpreters [...]
More than one million people in Queensland were born overseas and more than one in 10 speak a language other than English at home. The rich diversity of Queensland’s population offers opportunities to advance our multicultural society [...]
A guide for engaging and working with interpreters in cases of domestic and family violence, and sexual assault
This QCOSS guide provides an outline on how to engage and work with interpreters in cases of domestic and family violence, and sexual assault. The guide provides information on who an interpreter is and how [...]
While QCOSS' vision - for a Queensland free of poverty and disadvantage - remains steadfast, our approach to delivering this is sharply focussed on changing the narrative. During 2017-18, the word 'change' became part of our vernacular as we created new approaches to ensure every person in Queensland has a good life. QCOSS is proud to lead this movement for change.