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Kurbingui is an Aboriginal community based and driven not for profit organisation that offers services to the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander community members, families, children and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Regions.

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Phone: (07) 3156 4800
Address: 425 Zillmere Road, Zillmere QLD 4034 PO BOX 163, Zillmere QLD 4034

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Project Coordinator – Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

Kurbingui Youth and Family Development

Are you Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person, and/or a non-Indigenous person with knowledge of and affinity with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community? If the answer is yes, and you meet the criteria for this position, this could be the job for you!

Give back to our community and support trainees with their goals and aspirations.

  • Coordinate and support Business Admin and Construction traineeships
  • Zillmere location, close to transport, onsite parking and shops
  • Leading NFP Aboriginal community-controlled organisation

Do you want to make a difference?

Kurbingui Youth & Family Development is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community-controlled organisation. The vision of Kurbingui Youth Development is to be a deadly organisation that supports our mob on their journey. Our mission is to build a flexible, sustainable organisation based on cultural values that can empower community to reach their potential.

The values that we bring to our work are personal growth, harmony, accountability, communication, and teamwork.

Kurbingui offers support to around 13,600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – approximately seven percent of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population – lives in the greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Bayside regions.

Kurbingui has an established footprint throughout these regions which began in 2001 providing services to meet the needs of young people. Kurbingui has continued to grow in the number of services delivered to the community in areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement, support targeting successful educational outcomes for families and children and young people from preschool to tertiary, recreation and sports, early years, youth, women and men, cultural group activities, social, emotional well-being – suicide prevention, crisis response and treatment and health and nutrition.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce.

Funded by the SQW initiative, Kurbingui delivers tailored training for business administration and construction traineeships over 20 weeks. Our program provides intensive and holistic support to those who cannot access employment through more mainstream methods. In addition to undertaking the qualification, our model aims to help individuals into fulfilling employment through an innovative system of support designed to address both their structural and attitudinal barriers to employment.

The Role:

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Project Coordinator who has a passion for working with a diverse group of individuals and developing talent. Based in Zillmere on Brisbane’s northside, you will be required to work with qualified supervisors and trainers to support participants in their journey.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of the SQW Project Coordinator is to provide leadership and support to trainees in the development and implementation of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work and associated activities.

Key duties include:

  • Effective and efficient coordination of SQW activities
  • Supervision, engagement, and support for trainees undertaking daily duties throughout their training program
  • Stakeholder communication and management, including relevant funding bodies, Registered Training Organizations (RTOs), potential employers, and other providers

The SQW Program Coordinator will also provide practical and hands-on guidance and support for trainee administration, including timesheets, and other program related activities.

Additionally, this role will provide support to and work closely with the Program Manager – Social Emotional Wellbeing and SQW Construction Supervisor and may at times be required to replace the Construction Supervisor during leave or absences.

Finally, the SQW Program Coordinator will be called upon to proactively foster a challenging, equitable, ethical, and safe working environment which encourages commitment, professional growth and continuous improvement.



  • Previous experience in a similar role; and/or experience in employment/training and/or building/construction
  • A strong understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society, including social and emotional wellbeing perspectives.
  • Understanding of and a commitment to culturally competent engagement and practice.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to analyse complex situations/problems and assist in the development of logical and achievable solutions.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a high performing team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own workload.
  • Effective communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal; with high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability in the use of business technology, internet and desktop applications. For example, MS Outlook, Word, Excel spreadsheets, and database packages.
  • You must hold a current and valid Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Blue Card or the ability to acquire one prior to employment

Highly Desirable

  • Ability to assist construction supervisor with hands on supervision of construction techniques.


  • Demonstrated presentation skills; especially in an employment and training or adult learning context.
  • Ability to network and liaise with stakeholders from Government and non-Government agencies
  • Hold current First Aid Certificate

How to apply?

  • If this opportunity sounds of interest, please click ‘Apply Now’ and provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter outlining your ability to meet the Requirements listed above.
  • Applications that do not address these requirements will not be considered.
  • Address all applications to Lone Pearce – Program Manager – Social Emotional Wellbeing
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • No agencies please.

 You will receive a competitive remuneration package and salary sacrifice options in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

 A copy of the position description can be requested from Kath Doherty, HR Officer, on

 Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.

To apply for this job email your details to

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