The Local Pathways to Work program delivers a unique service that is fundamentally different from statutory and mainstream employability programs, providing a comprehensive, intensive and holistic approach to supporting those who are furthest from work.

Our Local Pathways to Work (LPW) program fills a gap in employability service provision in Moreton Bay. As job seekers increasingly face more complex barriers to work, and employers require skills and attitudes that will help them grow, we work to understand and support these needs by “joining up” both sides of the employment coin.

Our LPW program acknowledges…

  • That some people face unique barriers to work;
  • That fairly paid work is the best way to help you achieve your life goals;
  • That making a meaningful contribution through work helps our well-being;
  • That developing confidence in yourself is the most important thing to get and keep work.

and we work closely with both jobseekers and employers…

Job seekers – we understand getting ready for work isn’t just about qualifications but having the right support to overcome your individual barriers. This could be anything from lack of confidence, looking for a job, applying to an employer, and presenting well for an interview! We provide this essential support and your own employment coach to help you move closer and into work. You will complete our Mindset Matters course alongside your chosen Certificate and then move directly to our Stay Connected job club, where support will continue to get your job, and then keep!

See below for our current courses.

Employers – we work closely with industry and business stakeholders across Moreton Bay to understand workforce needs and priorities. Our LPW programs deliver courses to address those specific needs, particularly focusing on those soft skills that don’t come with Certificates! We’ll then work directly with you, our local employer partners, to find out what jobs you have and what sort of people you are after, identify employer incentives you may be eligible for, then join you up with our relevant LPW job seekers. But it doesn’t stop there – we will provide in-work support for your hire for the first 6 months, ensuring if any problems pop up, we’re there to help!

Find out more about becoming an LPW Employer Partner here

Current LPW Courses

Our LPW program offers various courses and traineeship opportunities at no-cost throughout the year.

Busi Events

Certificate I in Business traineeship

Our Busi Events is specifically for women entering or returning to the workforce. Local Pathways to Work centre the traineeship around the Certificate I in Business, personal development, work-readiness skills and events management. This is a paid 21-week full-time traineeship.


Green Project

Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management traineeship

Our Green Project is specifically for 17-24 year olds who love the great outdoors, interested in maintaining parks, revegetation, land rehabilitation and/or conservation. If you are keen to learn skills such as collecting and identifying plant specimens, soil and water analysis, installing fences and paths – then this is the traineeship for you! This is a paid 24-week full-time traineeship.

Green Project

Young Men’s Project

Certificate II in Warehousing Operations

Our Young Mens Project is for young guys between 15-19 years old. . You can’t be enrolled at school, and be keen to get into work. We’re also keen to support young dads and if you’re having some issues with your mental health – we’re the course for you! You will complete a Certificate II in Warehousing Operations, which will give you the basic knowledge and skills required for a role as a store person in the warehousing industry. As part of the course you will also do your white card, first aid certificate and fork lift or scissor lift licence. This course is for 11-weeks.

Young Men's Project

Hot Spots

Certificate II in Retail & Certificate II in Hospitality

Our Hot Spots is aimed at community members who are entering or returning to the workforce with a goal of moving into sustainable employment. We offer a Certificate II in Hospitality and Certificate II in Retail.

Hot Spots


Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways & Mico Skill Set in Automotive units Bicycle Maintenance & Repair

Our PUSH! Program is targeted towards young people (15-24 years) engaged with Youth Justice Services or Queensland Corrections (YPJC) through personal development, education and employment.


Hospitality Traineeship

Certificate I in Hospitality

Are you someone trying to break into the Cafe employment scene?? PAID traineeship for 6 months full-time (38 hours per week) to qualify with a Certificate I in Hospitality. In this traineeship you will work at our Social Enterprise and Community Project – Bean Seen Coffee – in the Café, catering, coffee cart and at local events.

Hospitality Trainee