Connecting industry with skills

Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) is a not-for-profit association of members from industry, training organisations and government to help industry connect with skills.

ESQ engages with industry to research workforce needs and develop and implement solutions to address those needs.

ESQ works in the following industries:

• Electricity: Electrotechnology, electricity supply and generation, rail, renewable energy

• Gas: Transmission and distribution, CSG to LNG, drilling and completions

• Mining: Surface and underground

• Telecommunications

What We Do

ESQ is the industry intelligence provider for the mining (energy), utilities and telecommunications industries. We provide industry and stakeholder engagement; workforce planning, research and analysis; and workforce development including our SkillPASS and GI Card programs.

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Our Products

The Generic Induction program heads the stable of industry-leading products we've developed. The new Drilling and Completions General Induction was built to meet the needs of the gas industry, and skillPASS helps companies and employees easily and securely keep track of qualifications.

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Why Work With Us

We assist the energy, mining and telecommunications industries to develop their workforces to meet future demand, completing highly successful industry-funded research and workforce planning projects.

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Industry Intelligence

Provider of VET Advisory Services for the Utilities, Telecommunications and Mining sectors in Queensland to the Department of Education and Training.


Industry-Leading Training Programs

Working with industry, we develop programs such as the General Induction for mining, Drilling and Completions General Induction for gas, and skillPASS which makes it easy to keep track of qualifications and skills when moving between employers.



We connect industry, training, government and employee/employer associations through regular meetings of Industry Leader Groups; and well-attended conferences and workshops.



The Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy delivers training and employment programs funded by federal and state governments and industry.


Recent News


Appointment of Santos CEO

  Santos Limited announced today that highly respected energy and resources executive, Mr Kevin Gallagher, currently CEO of engineering services group, Clough Limited (Clough), has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of Santos. Mr Gallagher will aim to commence duties with Santos in early 2016, subject to agreement on a release date…

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Queensland Government establishes Training Ombudsman

Brisbane, Qld. – 4 November, 2015 – Chief Executive Officer of Energy Skills Queensland, Penelope Twemlow, congratulates previous Board member, Geoff Favell, who has been appointed as the interim Training Ombudsman. In Parliament on Wednesday 14 October, the Minister for Training and Skills, Yvette D’Ath, outlined the remit of the Training Ombudsman, as part of…

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Training Ombudsman to improve safety of Queenslanders

Attorney-General and Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath said the government’s new Training Ombudsman is the only way to ensure Queensland has the best training in the country. Ms D’Ath spoke at the Energy Skills Queensland 2020 Conference in Brisbane this morning where she said the right training is the difference between going home at…

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The First Shipment Of Gas Just Left The $18.5 Billion GLNG Project In Queensland

Brisbane, Qld. – 16 October, 2015 – Chief Executive Officer of Energy Skills Queensland, Penelope Twemlow, congratulates Santos and project partners Petronas, Total and Kogas, on achieving a major milestone of its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG), bound for South Kore from Cutis Island. Miss Twemlow said that the achievement came after years…

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Skill Connection – Issue No. 33 Out Now

The latest issue of the Skill Connection magazine is out now. In this issue we take a look at: Profiles of Energy Skills 2020 Presenters Gas Export Boom Shakes the LNG Market New Technology – Main Driver of Skills for the Electricity Supply Industry Training for the Qld Energy Sector Getting the Right People for your…

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Energy Skills 2020

        Don’t miss your chance to attend the Energy Skills 2020 conference. The 2015 Conference covers many of the initiatives, challenges and opportunities facing the energy, resources and telecommunications industry now and into the future with informative presentations from nationally respected speakers.  

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