Programs running at SDIEA


Breaking the Cycle
Braking the Cycle is a state-wide learner driver mentor program that provides a safe vehicle, and pairs learner drivers with volunteer mentors who support them to undertake 100 hours of supervised on-road driving experience in order to achieve their driver’s licence for young people who may otherwise not be able to do so.


Skilling Queenslanders for Work
Skilling Queenslanders for Work delivers courses in a supported learning environment where participants can access individual support tailored to their learning needs.

Support includes classroom assistance to assist students in completing the qualification, real-world work placement, combined with job readiness and assistance entering employment beyond the course.


Community Work Skills
Community Work Skills gives disadvantaged Queensland job seekers the opportunity to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications up to a certificate III level.

The program provides training to people who are unemployed, or under-employed in the labour market, as well as building the skills of young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age job seekers, parents re-entering the workforce, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including asylum seekers and refugees.

Courses on offer




Work Skills Traineeships
The Work Skills Traineeships program enables Queenslanders to be employed on community, construction or environmental projects while undertaking a Work Skills Traineeship.

Work Skills Traineeships helps those who have been unemployed for over 12 months to be employed for up to six months on community, construction or environmental projects.

These projects benefit the community and our clients by improving the Southern Downs regions parks, gardens and natural spaces and giving practical hands on work experience.

Work Skills Traineeships are focused on providing paid employment, while gaining hands-on skills that will lead to ongoing employment.

Courses on offer




Get Set for Work
Get Set for Work provides intensive employment and training assistance over a 12 month period to Queenslanders aged 15–19 years. The program offers integrated learning support measures and foundation skills, that helps clients transition to employment and/or further education and training.

Courses on offer




Youth Skills
Youth Skills provides training and employment support for 15–24 year olds who are engaged with Youth Justice Services or Queensland Corrective Services.

This program offers customised training to support young people aged 15–24 years who are engaged with Youth Justice Services or Queensland Corrective Services. It gives young people the chance to gain nationally recognised skills and vocational qualifications up to and including a certificate III level.

Courses on offer




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