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Education programs and support so people can get the skills they need, boost employment options, and create new opportunities.

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Find out more about the three types of classes we offer through Let’s Talk:


1. Let’s Talk – conversational English

What is it?

Classes to learn conversational English skills, which can then open up other opportunities for work, volunteering and socialising.

The classes are held in an informal setting to encourage connection and confidence in communicating. We can help you:

  • learn basic vocabulary and strategies in conversation
  • improve your communication and fluency
  • develop formal and informal conversational skills.

The class is led by volunteers who have experience teaching people whose second language is English. Participants guide what they want to learn, with classes including work in both small groups and pairs.

Who is it for?

Adults who wish to connect and develop confidence in speaking English in the community.

When does it run?

  • Gladstone: For 8 weeks during the school term on Wednesdays from 12.30–2.00pm
  • Rockhampton: For 8 weeks during the school term on Thursdays from 1.00–2.30pm

Cost

Free

Location

  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
 

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

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2. Let’s Talk – workplace English

English language skills to help get a job and communicate well at work.

What is it?

Classes to help adults improve their English language skills to assist them in finding a job and being in the workplace. Topics include exploring interests in jobs, applying for jobs, interview skills, and communicating at work.

The program is delivered by a teacher with lived experience as a migrant, and a qualified Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) volunteer.

Who is it for?

Migrants and other adults wanting to improve their workplace English skills.

When does it run?

Each Thursday during the school term from 9.30am–12.30pm.

Cost

$15 per week

Location

  • Gladstone
 

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

Get involved

 

3. Let’s Talk – professional speaking for migrants

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What is it?

A program to help migrant women become work ready, take up vocational opportunities, and participate in work placement.

Working closely with Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA), the program supports migrant women to overcome barriers to employment through a 3-month work readiness course, followed by a matched 3-month voluntary work placement. During the work placement, each participant is eligible for $40 per day reimbursement to help cover costs such as childcare and travel to the workplace.

Who is it for?

Migrant women seeking meaningful employment, who are willing to participate in a 3-month work readiness program and a voluntary and supported 3-month work placement for 2 to 3 days a week.

When does it run?

From July 2021 to December 2022.

Cost

Free

Location

  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

Get involved

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What is it?

Formal training for disadvantaged job seekers to gain nationally recognised skills through Certificate III courses. A registered training organisation (RTO) delivers the course with support from Integreat Queensland to help you access the program, complete your studies and mandatory placement, and develop skills in finding a job.

Certificates available to study are Hospitality and Individual Support.

Who is it for?

Disadvantaged job seekers including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people, women re-entering the workforce, and young people over 15 years looking for alternatives to mainstream education.

When does it run?

Classes run for 2 days per week from 9.00am to 2.30pm for 12 weeks, followed by placement.

Cost

Courses are fully funded for eligible participants.

Location

  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
  • Other registered training offices

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

Get involved


This program is funded by the Queensland Government.

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