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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the Wivenhoe region for projects that meet the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan.

Projects will be identified for funding through periodic Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please contact your local Employment Facilitator for information about the Local Recovery Fund and to discuss project proposals.

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Partnering Employment Service Provider Description
Kalfresh Employment Solution Toowoomba Regional Group Apprenticeship Company Pty Limited t/as DGT Employment and Training TURSA Employment and Training This activity includes a training and employment project for job seekers from diverse backgrounds with Kalfresh, one of Queensland’s leading vegetable production companies. The activity, run by DGT Employment and Training, will reskill, and support the employment, including through traineeships and apprenticeships, of these job seekers into the agribusiness sector in Wivenhoe.
Catering & Hospitality Career Start Program Energy Skills Queensland Inc TURSA Employment & Training The activity involves providing training in Certificate II Kitchen Operations to up to 10 participants from an Indigenous or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background and assisting them with mentoring, online inductions, police checks and medicals to support them securing employment in the hospitality sector.
The Rail Career Pathway Project Energy Skills Queensland Inc TURSA Employment & Training The activity involves providing training in Certificate II Rail Infrastructure and Working in the Electrified Territory (WET) training combined with mentoring and support to complete industry inductions and online applications.  The activity enables up to 12 participants who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse or as Indigenous, to secure employment within the rail industry.
The Greenmountain Meat Transport Initiative TransitCare Limited yourtown The activity involves providing transport solutions for job seekers to obtain and maintain employment at Greenmountain Meat in Coominya. The activity is focused on assisting employers unable to fill vacancies with access to suitable workers by overcoming transport barriers in the Wivenhoe Employment Region.
Job Match Disability and Aged Care Program Community Services Industry Alliance Limited TURSA Employment & Training This activity involves a customised employment pathway into the health care and social services sector for up to 30 job seekers to reskill and upskill them into roles with partner employers. The activity will deliver eight weeks of pre-employment training to support job seekers into employment as trainees with local health care and social services agencies in the Wivenhoe Employment Region.
Getting There and Back     DGT Employment & Training Challenge Employment and Training Ltd  This activity provides a transport solution for 24 job seekers for a five-week building and construction pre-employment program with pathways into the building and construction industry. The activity will provide a transport solution for participants to remain engaged in the pre-employment program, where they will receive job training, work experience, mentoring, and job placement support.
Aged Care Workforce Activation Program Prestige Staffing Solutions Ltd Tursa Employment and Training The activity involves a tailored employment pathway into the health and community care sector, engaging participants in a five-week training program to upskill, reskill and guide them into entry level roles in Aged Care and Individual Support. Participants will receive mentoring and undertake a vocational placement, and as trainees, will be supported into employment with local health and community care services in the Wivenhoe Employment Region.
Verifact Traffic Management Employment Pathway Verifact Traffic Pty Ltd Yourtown

The Verifact Traffic Management Employment project is a tailored employment pathway into the traffic management sector for 48 participants. The activity is designed to reskill and upskill participants into roles with the host employer by providing entry level skills in traffic control licences, work readiness, and goal setting. 

Pre−employment training will be delivered across 4 tranches and will assist participants into employment and traineeships with local traffic management services in the Wivenhoe Employment Region.

For further information on the activity, please contact the Employment Facilitator or the organisation.

Local Jobs Plan

Wivenhoe Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

John Perry
Wivenhoe Employment Facilitator
0418 719 795



Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
John Perry (Chair) Wivenhoe Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Rees Banks RDA Ipswich and West Moreton Regional Development Australia
Michael Krafft Qld Department of Employment, Small Business and Training State Government
Mitch Ryan DGT Employment and Training Group Training Organisation
Kylie Hogan Community Services Industry Alliance Community Services
Dean Patterson Lendlease Development Pty Ltd Employers
Robert Murphy Employment Plus Employment Service Provider
Sue-Anne Chapman Scenic Rim Regional Council Local Government
Cat Matson Ipswich City Council Local Government