Five Bridges offers a range of training programs designed to equip local community members with the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment opportunities.

Our programs are open to Indigenous and Non-Indigenous participants. Click the programs below for more detail.

Ready for Retail (Yeppoon) >>

Start Dates: 
19 August 2019
Duration: 
10 weeks
This career launchpad program aims to improve employment opportunities by providing the necessary entry-level skills for gaining work in the Retail Sector. It is the ideal starting point if you want to work with speciality retailers, supermarkets, department stores and quick service restaurants. As part of this program you will complete FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways and SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Operations qualifications. Program runs from 9am - 3pm daily, followed by work experience. Skills learnt during this course include: Retails procedures...

AGED CARE AND DISABILITY SERVICES CAREER READINESS PROGRAM >>

Location: 
Sunshine Coast
Start Dates: 
16 September 2019
Duration: 
12 weeks
BECOME A VALUED AND INTEGRAL PART OF THE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES INDUSTRY Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to work in a community or residential setting providing individual support. You will learn how to support independence and well-being, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. Our highly-experienced trainers provide guidance and support every step of the way, to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field. Successful completion of this course will enable you to work in aged...

Horticulture Career Preparation Program >>

Location: 
Sunshine Coast
Start Dates: 
8 October 2019
Duration: 
12 weeks
GET STARTED IN THE HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY Get a start on your career in horticulture with this entrylevel course that will qualify you to work as a horticultural assistant, or garden or nursery labourer. The Certificate II in Horticulture will teach you the fundamentals of planting, potting and maintaining trees, shrubs and plants, how to recognize plants, prepare plant specimens and provide information on products and services, and soil testing along with how to treat weeds, pests and diseases. QUALIFICATIONS EARNT ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE: FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work...

Build a Career in Construction >>

Location: 
Brisbane
Start Dates: 
Duration: 
8 weeks
This career launchpad program aims to improve employment opportunities by providing the necessary entry-level skills for gaining work in the Construction Industry. Show employers you are ready for the next step. This program will set you up with the foundation skills and knowledge to gain an apprenticeship in any construction trade. As part of this program you will complete FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways qualification, CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction qualification and gain your White Card. Skills learnt during this course include: Undertake...

Business and Customer Service Employment Readiness Program >>

Location: 
Sunshine Coast
Start Dates: 
Duration: 
5 or 10 weeks
This course is your launchpad and will give you the skills and confidence to go for your career goals in 2019! Covering basic workplace and communication skills as well as business administration and customer service skills this course can take you in many directions. A minimum of one day per week , from 9am - 3pm, is required in the classroom for 10 weeks. Talk to us about flexible start dates. Fully funded - no cost to participants for training.*

Business Governance >>

Start Dates: 
Our two day Governance workshop is designed specifically for board members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and covers a range of topics including roles and responsibilities of board members, how to run board meetings, participation as a board member, knowing your constitution, organizational planning and much more. These 2 day workshops are delivered every 6-8 weeks. Contact Five Bridges office for more details.

Drive to Success (Driving and Logistics) >>

Location: 
Brisbane
Start Dates: 
Duration: 
8 weeks
This launchpad program aims to improve employment opportunities by providing the necessary entry-level skills for gaining work in the Driving and Logistics Industry. Gain practical skills for an exciting career on the road as a tip truck driver, bus driver, or local heavy general freight driver. This program will give you on-the-job training, including how to drive heavy vehicles, safely shift materials, manage fatigue, and communicate between vehicles. As part of this program you will complete FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways qualification, TL131216...

Future in Civil (Surface Extraction) >>

Location: 
Brisbane
Start Dates: 
Duration: 
8 weeks
This career launchpad program aims to improve employment opportunities by providing the necessary entry-level skills for gaining work in the Civil Construction Industry. As part of this program you will complete FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways qualification, RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction qualification as well as gaining your Roller License, White Card, Working at Heights ticket and Working in Confined Spaces ticket. Skills learnt during this course include: Mining skills and knowledge Roller Operations Isolate and access plant and...

Pathway to Hospitality >>

Location: 
Brisbane
Start Dates: 
Duration: 
5 weeks
This career launchpad program aims to improve employment opportunities by providing the necessary entry-level skills for gaining work in Hospitality. Learn the basic skills to work effectively and safely, discover how to interact with customers, increase your hospitality knowledge and skills and boost your cultural awareness. As part of this program you will complete FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways and SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality qualifications. Skills learnt during this course include: Customer Service Social and culture sensitivity training...

Ready for Retail >>

Location: 
Brisbane
Start Dates: 
Duration: 
5 weeks
This career launchpad program aims to improve employment opportunities by providing the necessary entry-level skills for gaining work in the Retail Sector. It is the ideal starting point if you want to work with speciality retailers, supermarkets, department stores and quick service restaurants. As part of this program you will complete FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways and SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Operations qualifications. Program runs from 9am - 3pm daily, followed by work experience. Skills learnt during this course include: Retails procedures...

Work Readiness >>

Start Dates: 
Five Bridges delivers a range of work readiness workshops and programs, designed to help prepare people to enter the workforce. To find out more information about current programs being offered, please contact us here and speak with a Five Bridges team member about how we can help you prepare for work.