Southern Downs Industry Education Association Inc (SDIEA) is a Warwick based not for profit organisation that provides services to young people between the ages of 15 – 65 years.

Who we are

Chairperson - Janelle
Secretary - Jason
Treasurer - Shannon

Program Coordinator - Grace
Administration - Julie-Ann
Program Deliverers - Sara, Suzanne, Janelle & Julie-Ann

Where we have come from

SDIEA in a not for profit community organisation that was incorporated in 1999. Our initial aim was to provide a service to schools and students by organising, monitoring and building on structured workplace learning in our community. Structured workplace learning is part of Vocational Education and Training in Schools.

Since its first government funding was received in late 1998, the organisation has established a wider focussed service profile across a spectrum of services including alternative education, youth support programs, work experience and structured workplace learning, mentoring, career and transition support and service brokerage.

SDIEA is now an organisation with xx employees, an extensive service profile and a reputation at local, state and national level for innovation in service design and delivery. Now, our organisation’s culture is based on quality, innovation, high standards in service provision, and a philosophy that places importance on partnership principles. SDIEA is managed by a board made up of representatives from:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Local Government
  • Business and Industry
  • Young people

Our board members give up their time and expertise to guide our organisation now and into the future. Their role is to set the strategic direction of our organisation, taking into account our clients needs, environmental factors and available funding.


Southern Downs Industry Education Association

PO Box 819
QLD 4370

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