Strengthening communities

Bright Future Program

ECCQ’s Bright Future Program provides support and assistance to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Queenslanders to gain meaningful employment.

Bright Future Program – Skilling Queenslanders for Work Project

Aged Care

This project proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government supports people from CALD backgrounds to undertake formal training to gain nationally recognised skills and vocational qualifications.

The project provides:

  • 15 week course, including:
    • 12 weeks of theory training in a classroom environment; and
    • 3 weeks of on the job training with local employers
  • comprehensive leaner support from experienced teachers and bicultural project staff
  • individual support to improve the student’s job application writing and interview skills
  • case management support to students with complex needs and provide referrals

To be eligible, you must be:

  • aged 15 years or older and no longer at school
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen.
  • not be employed for more than 6 months

We are now recruiting for this program, with the next cohort to start soon.

If you are interested in participating or if you wish to refer people to the project, please contact Zack (Program Manager) on 0426 290 038 or email

Funding has also been granted for this program’s continuation into 2022.

The Building Australian Skills for Employment (BASE)

The Building Australian Skills for Employment (BASE) Traineeship Program, developed by ECCQ, assists unemployed professionally qualified migrants and recent university graduates to engage in paid professional work experience and create opportunities to further develop their skills in an Australian Workplace

Each Trainee will complete a certificate I in Business, while undertaking a 19-week paid work placement with a community based host organisation.

ECCQ has developed a structured and professional mentoring manual which will support each participant being personally mentored by their workplace supervisor and the ECCQ Coordinator.

Trainees  are recruited and employed by ECCQ and placed with a community based host for the duration if the traineeship.

Click here to read more about BASE.

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