Member Employment Training Program

Fri, 31 Jan 2020

AUSJET and ADCVA are currently in process of applying to the Queensland Government's Skilling Queensland for Work - Community Work Skills Program to assist our members in finding and training potential employees for their business in Gladstone, Queensland.

What is Community Work Skills Program?

The Community Work Skills program form part of the Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. Through a suite of targeted skills and training programs, Skilling Queenslanders for Work aims to improve the skills and employment opportunities of Queenslanders.

What does the program fund?

Community Work Skills funds eligible organisations to support job seekers to undertake formal training to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications.

Community Work Skills funds cover the tailored support that must accompany the delivery of training within a community-based setting with the focus on the attainment of qualifications.

What is AUSJET’s and ADCVA’s aim?

AUSJET and ADCVA aim to apply for funding to assist our members based in Gladstone, Queensland to find potential employees and train them in the required skills needed for their business.

Potential employees apply to be part of the program and selected trainees are trained in the Water Jetting, Drain Cleaning, Vacuum Loading and Hydro Excavation industry with the support of their potential employer (our members) and under the direction of a coordinator and/or supervisor.

The proposed 8-week training period will be delivered by an AUSJET/ADCVA member RTO who is registered with the Queensland Government as a Pre-Qualifies Supplier (PQS). The proposed delivery of the training will go out to tender to our RTO members in February 2020.

The proposed training packages include but are not limited to:

  • MSMSS00003 - Use High Pressure Water Jetting Equipment;
  • MSMSS00005 - Operate a Drain Cleaning System;
  • MSMSS00006 - Operate a Vacuum Loading System;
  • RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces;
  • RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights;
  • MSMWHS217 - Gas Test Atmospheres; and
  • MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus.

Please note:  A safety component is also expected to be delivered.

Once training is complete and the trainee has worked with the potential employer (our member) for an eight week period the potential employer can then choose whether the trainee is suitable for future employment.  The potential empoyer has no obligation to employ the trainee at the end of the eight week period.

How to apply?

AUSJET are currently in discussions with our Gladstone, Queensland based members to take part in the program during the months of February and March 2020. If you’re based in Central Queensland and would like to take part in the program or find out more please email

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