Jobs Ready Program

What is it?
The federal government has delivered more than $4.7 million to be shared between five organisations across the Wide Bay. Fraser Coast Regional Council is one of them.

Under the Hervey Bay Jobs Ready Program, Council has developed two exciting programs.

Jobs Pathway Program

The "Jobs Pathway Program” is designed to upskill, build job readiness and provide intensive support to unemployed people of all ages.

  • The Jobs Pathway Program is a course that aims at enhancing job readiness with increased confidence and empowerment to help participants gain and retain jobs.

    IT'S FREE and runs for four weeks, three days per week in Hervey Bay on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9am – 2pm.  A light breakfast and lunch is provided.

    Participants can expect a varied schedule, including learning techniques in:

    • Increasing job seeking skills
    • Resume writing
    • Writing letters of application
    • Interview skills
    • Applying for jobs in person and online.

    The program has strong connections with local employers and the Fraser Coast Jobs Hub and can help familiarise participants with industries via site visits and guest speakers, as well as highlight career opportunities in the region.

    Prior to signing up you are encouraged to attend an information session to obtain insight into the program.

    LOCATION: 1/65 Main Street, Pialba - Courses are limited to 20 participants each.


    Program number Information session date Program start date Program end date
    Job Pathway #17 Wednesday, 24 January 2024
    10am or 1pm
    30 January 2024
    (Tuesday to Thursday
    for 4 weeks)
    22 February 2024
    Job Pathway #18 Wednesday, 28 February 2024
    10am or 1pm
    5 March 2024
    (Tuesday to Thursday
    for 4 weeks)
    28 March 2024
    Job Pathway #19 Wednesday, 3 April 2024
    10am or 1pm
    9 April 2024
    (Tuesday to Thursday
    for 4 weeks)
    2 May 2024
    Job Pathway #20 Wednesday, 8 May 2024
    10am or 1pm
    14 May 2024
    (Tuesday to Thursday
    for 4 weeks)
    6 June 2024
    Job Pathway #21 Wednesday, 3 July 2024
    10am or 1pm

    9 July 2024
    (Tuesday to Thursday
    for 4 weeks)

    1 August 2024

    For more information call the program managers Jordan on 0476 395 466.

Business Manager Program

The “Business Manager Program” to assist business owners recruit and retain staff.

  • The Business Managers Program is designed to help business owners and managers work on their business, instead of in their business.

    The program will feature guest speakers sharing insights about effective staff recruitment and retention strategies and will provide opportunities to network and collaborate with other local businesses.

    The program is FREE and runs for four hours a day, one day a week over five weeks.

    Participants have the option of attending on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

    The first round runs from 2 August 2022 to 1 September 2022, with two additional rounds held in early 2023.

    LOCATION: 1/65 Main Street Pialba

    Limited spaces available!

    For more information call the program managers Jordan on 0476 395 466.

Fraser Coast Jobs Hub

Check out the Fraser Coast Jobs Hub!

If you are a local job seeker, you can sign up to the online portal for free to view local jobs and much more.