COVID-19 Information and Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both federal and state governments have launched a range of initiatives and resources to support workforce, skill development and training for individuals and small, medium and large businesses including the following:

  • resources to prepare Queenslanders to return to work.
  • free micro-credentials.
  • free online skill sets.
  • webinars and resources for small to medium sized businesses.
  • support for Queenslanders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

The following resources are available to support Queenslanders during this time.

TAFE Queensland’s COVID-19 Response

TAFE Queensland, in conjunction with the Queensland Government, is offering a range of education and training to support individuals and businesses including return to work resources, free micro-credentialing, free skill sets and webinars. 

Jobs Finder Queensland

The Queensland Government has partnered with the recruitment and staffing industry to streamline opportunities for temporarily displaced workers to find work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Funding and Initiatives for Employers

The Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) provides targeted investment through a number of different vocational education and training investment programs to assist industry and employers to train and upskill their current and future workforce.

Business Queensland COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus information and assistance for business and industry from the Queensland and Australian Governments.. 

Jobs for Australia

Jobs for Australia uses skills and experience to help job seekers and empower them with thier job-search and also help businesses who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

Supporting your Aboriginal Workforce over 50 years during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aboriginal people over 50 years living with chronic illness are more susceptible to contracting the virus, and Aboriginal people looking after children or Elders are also at risk of carrying the virus. This information sheet provides information and tips for employers to support your Aboriginal Workforce over 50 years during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

2020-2021 Indigenous Economic Development Grant (IEDG)

The IEDG is a Queensland Government strategy to help alleviate the impact of Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) reforms and to assist Indigenous councils fill the potential service delivery gap arising from the withdrawal of CDEP.