Migrant work ready program
  • Last updated:
  • 27 Oct 2020

Migrant Work Ready is a free program for people from a multicultural background.

The program prepares participants for the local job market and improves prospects to find local employment. 

The program includes:

  • eight weeks of employment ready workshops
  • graduation and business networking event
  • pathways to training, volunteering, work experience and/or mentoring opportunities.

Through the program you will gain an understanding of: 

  • Australian work culture
  • how to make great first and last impressions
  • how to practice active listening 
  • how to make your resume stand out
  • growth of the region and job opportunities into the future 
  • job hunting
  • hidden job markets and common job-hunting channels 
  • benefits of volunteering and existing opportunities
  • how to maintain a positive mindset
  • goal setting and career pathways
  • networking
  • developing and practicing an elevator pitch 
  • job interviews 
  • how to create a standout LinkedIn profile
  • how to present and speak in public with impact
  • local life and connecting with local people.

To be eligible you must: 

  • commit to attending all eight workshops and the graduation event
  • be a resident of the Sunshine Coast local government area
  • be unemployed and looking for work 
  • submit an expression of interest form 

Expressions of interest will be open in 2021 

Please contact commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more information

Delivered in partnership

Sunshine Coast Council, Nambour Community Centre, Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce, , TAFE Queensland, Volunteering Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Business Mentor Program have worked in partnership to deliver the Migrant Work Ready program.