Local Pathways to Work is Deception Bay Community Youth Programs – Employability Program.

At DBCYP we acknowledge:

  • 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.

Our Local Pathways to Work is based on two basic principles

1)    That most job seekers need not only to get a qualification, but they need the right support for them individually to overcome and barriers they have to getting work. This can be anything from lack of confidence, to not knowing how to use public transport, to presenting themselves well or an interview. We provide this very important personal development support right from the start.

2)    We work with local employers to find out what jobs they have and what sort of people they are after, then we link them up with our local job seekers. We support job seekers to both get the job, then keep it! Even when you get into work, we are there to support you and the employer in case any problems come up.

On an LPW course, you will have your own personal employment coach that will help you set and achieve your employment goals. This will happen alongside getting your qualification, so when you graduate you are totally ready to hit the job market!

Our LPW programs are funded through the Queensland State Governments Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative. The SQW initiative targets those who are:

  • Ineligible for Australian Government employment services
  • Have accessed Australian Government services for more than six months and remain unemployed
  • Require complementary services because you have significant barriers to learning and employment
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Our Local Pathways to Work 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 and on the job training in Events Management – working alongside Dbay Families and other local events. This is a paid 22-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 men, 18-25 year olds who are interested in upskilling with a Forklift Licence and Construction White Card. These are great qualifications to have for the workforce! The program will run over a total of 5 days. The program is at NO COST and lunch is included over the 5 days.

Young Men's Project

Hot Spots

Certificate II in Hospitality and Certificate II Retail

Our Hot Spots is aimed at community members who are entering or returning to the workforce with a goal of moving into sustainable employment. Hot Spots is for anyone aged 15+ who are interested into the Hospitality or Retail industry. We have the two courses running consecutively – Hospitality for 12-weeks and Retail for 10-weeks from Monday-Wednesday.

Hot Spots

Women into Work

Certificate III in Individual Support

The Women into Work – Individual Support qualification will give you the knowledge and specialist skills required to work in an aged care facility and other support and care settings. It is a growth area for employment around Deception Bay, and a key focus will be supporting you with work placements that are linked to potential job outcomes. But more importantly, it will provide you with a safe and supportive space to navigate the pathway to entering or returning to work! This course is for 12-weeks from Monday-Thursday with an additional extensive placement.

Individual Support

Women, Work and Wellbeing

Intensive 6 day course

Do you want to return to the workforce but not sure where to start? Do you want to build your confidence or need help with what career path to choose? Women, Work and Wellbeing (WWW) is an intensive 6 Day course for women facing barriers to work and is designed to build women’s confidence in their strengths and qualities and develop key job seeking skills.

Women, Work and Wellbeing


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.