Workshops: Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Queensland wide
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:30pm
Various locations and times throughout Queensland
QCOSS members: $33, Non-QCOSS members: $66

Discover how to develop a proposal that gives you the best chance of success in a competitive funding environment.

QCOSS is partnering with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to deliver workshops across the state to help community based organisations respond effectively to funding applications for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.

The workshop will cover:

  • What the Department is looking for in funding responses
  • Developing a methodology for writing tenders
  • How to address the assessment criteria
  • What sort of evidence can you use and how to build it up
  • Establishing value for money
  • How to make your response stand out
  • Key pitfalls in writing funding applications
  • Checklist and resources.

While the workshop will focus on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, the tips learned will help you with other funding proposals. 

The workshop won’t cover details about each of the programs that fall under SQW, how to use the SQW Apps application portal or information that will be covered in the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Information Sessions.

Previous participants have said:

“I write a lot of submissions but this event was one of the best I have attended. Simple course content and the program flowed making sense all the time. Great discussion and real life examples of how to do better in our writing. Thank you so much. Nearly didn't attend – would have been the No: 1 mistake of the year.”

“Very worthwhile workshop. Having a representative from the Dept attend, as well as the facilitator, gave opportunity for specific feedback about grant requirements.”

“Great workshop and we appreciate QCOSS delivering it in our immediate area.”


Places are limited so be sure to register now for the location nearest you.

Logan - Monday 5 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Springwood & Logan East Community Centre, Springwood

Mackay - Tuesday 6 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Souths Leagues Club, Mackay

Bundaberg - Tuesday 6 February 2:00pm-4:30pm - Bundaberg & District Neighbourhood Centre, Bundaberg

Maryborough - Wednesday 7 February 2:00pm-4:30pm - Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre, Maryborough

Gold Coast South - Thursday 8 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Sports House, Varsity Lakes

Nambour - Thursday 8 February 2:00pm-4:30pm - Nambour Community Centre, Nambour

Toowoomba - Friday 9 February 10:00am-12:30pm - East Creek Community Centre, East Toowoomba

Cleveland - Monday 12 February 9:30am-12:00pm - The Red Place, Cleveland

Chermside - Monday 12 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside

Cairns - Monday 12 February 1:30pm-4:00pm - Centacare Cairns, 22-34 Aplin St, Cairns

Emerald - Cancelled

Gold Coast - Tuesday 13 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Australian College of Community Services, 3-15 Jackman St, Southport

Mareeba - Wednesday 14 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre, Mareeba

Townsville - Wednesday 14 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Northreach Baptist Church, 38 Canterbury Rd, Kirwan

Rockhampton - Wednesday 14 February 9:30am-12:00pm - Centacare, 16 Bolsover St, Rockhampton

Mt Gravatt - Thursday 15 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Mt Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt

Gladstone - Thursday 15 February 9:30am-12:00pm - Community Advisory Service, 142 Goondoon St, Gladstone

Murrumba Downs - Friday 16 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Murrumba Tavern, Murrumba Downs

Ipswich - Friday 16 February 10:00am-12:30pm - Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich

Mount Isa - Friday 16 February 10:00am-12:30pm - The Buffs Club, Mt Isa

QCOSS Pulse - How do we create new positive stories to enhance community wellbeing?

We will also be holding a QCOSS Pulse session in these locations. We want to hear from you about the stories you are hearing in your local community. Come along to share your experiences and hear from others.

Find out more here.