Connecting industry with skills

Established in 2008, 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

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Energy Skills Queensland’s Annual Conference is dedicated to skills development in Queensland’s energy, resources and telecommunications industries.

Encompassing the theme of 'Energy Skills 2020', this year's conference will continue to cover the many initiatives, challenges and opportunities facing the energy, resources and telecommunications industries now and into the future with informative presentations from industry experts.

A highlight of this year's conference is a lively panel forum discussing "Technological disruption: Can the Vocational Education and Training sector keep up?".  Delegates can expect an interesting and dynamic debate from panel members.

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

Industry Intelligence Provision for the Utilities, Telecommunications and Mining sectors in Queensland to the Ministerial Industry Commission, and specific employment research across the sector.


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

Energy Skills 2020

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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Brisbane, Qld. – 24 September, 2015 – Energy Skills Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer, Miss Penelope Twemlow, congratulates Santos, Petronas, Total and Kogas, on achieving liquefied natural gas (LNG) production on Curtis Island as part of the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) Project. The GLNG Project involves ongoing gas field development in the Surat and Bowen Basins, a…

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Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap

A partnership between the ENA and CSIRO Conventional delivery of services is being upended across industry sectors by technology and customer preferences, including newspapers, postal services, telecommunications and taxis. In what has been called the “disruption generation” there has also been a major shift in the way Australians interact with electricity services and providers. This…

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Opening of Underground Mine Environment

The Directors of Site Group International Limited (“Site”) are pleased to announce, in conjunction with OceanaGold, the opening of the Underground Mine Training Environment at Site Skills Training in the Philippines. The multi-million dollar environment was built with a USD 1 million contribution from OceanaGold and strongly supported by Monark Caterpillar, Mynesight, Orica, Indodrill, Immersive Technologies and Minearc. With 250 metres of metalliferous tunnelling, the environment has been built for competency assessment and training…

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Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) Review

The Queensland Government has undertaken a review of fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) mines where the operation is located near a resource town or regional community. The government is committed to working with the resource industry, their workforces and communities to introduce choice for those workers who may wish to live near where they work. An expert panel…

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Encouraging Indigenous Employment in the Gas Industry

The gas industry should take a lead role in the development of business opportunities for Indigenous groups in Australia, according to Australia’s peak body representing Indigenous groups in the oil, gas and mining industry. Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining Exploration & Energy (AEMEE) Chairperson Derek Flucker says mining has led the way in Australia for Indigenous…

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