If you live in Queensland and you’re looking to get skilled up for work, we’ve got some good news for you. There’s a company called BUSY At Work and they’ve got ya back when it comes to employment opportunities and training. Whether you’re looking for work in construction, hospitality, retail or basic skills training, BUSY have got a few different opportunities coming up:

Get BUSY, Get Fit, Get Ready for Work – Gold Coast

This is a course that’s going to make you more employable and more confident when it comes to getting a job. Running for 2 weeks, it’s for people aged between 15 and 24 and covers stuff like communication, how to write a cover letter and resume, time management, computing skills, budgeting and interview skills. This is a good place to start if you’re looking to get started in pretty much any industry, including retail, hospitality, business and construction.

Duration: 2 weeks.

Program dates: October 2017, November 2017, January 2018, April 2018.

To apply: Go here.

Women in Construction – Certificate I in Construction – Yatala

This is the perfect course to get you started in a construction-related trade, such as carpentry, landscaping, plumbing or painting and decorating. The course runs for 12 weeks, Monday to Friday from 9 – 3pm. By the end, you can be sure you’ll have a Cert I in Construction, some job ready skills training and some individual mentoring.

Duration: 12 weeks training (theory and practical)

Program dates: October 2017, January 2018, April 2018, June 2018.

To apply: Go here.

Cert II in Hospitality – Brisbane

Here’s one for those who want to work in a restaurant, hotel or bar across a whole range of roles, including as a bartender, wait staff, front office assistant, porter or room attendant. It’s 10 weeks of training, Monday to Thursday in Brissy CBD, during which you’ll get skilled up and eventually leave with a Cert II. Not only will this course teach those on-the-job skills, it will also provide some life skills, such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and job searching.

Duration: 10 weeks.

Program date: October 2017.

To apply: Go here.

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