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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How are our industries managing global megatrends? And what skills do we need to thrive in the new world?

Find out at our Trained to Win - Skilling in the New World networking breakfast featuring keynote speaker and CSIRO Futurist Dr Stefan Hajkowicz. Three industry workshops for Drilling and Completions, Telecommunications and Mining will follow the breakfast.

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

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Stronger protections for energy customers

From 1 July, electricity customers will have greater protection and residents in south-east Queensland will have more support to help them shop around between electricity retailers to get the best deal to suit their needs. Energy Minister Mark Bailey said the new protective measures for energy consumers follows Queensland’s decision to sign up to the…

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‘People power’ call goes out for water monitors

The call has gone out for more ‘people power’ to join a grassroots water bore monitoring program in the Surat Basin. Speaking in Toowoomba at the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham called on landholders to join a growing network of…

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ESQ Exhibiting at Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo

Drop by and visit the Energy Skills Queensland stand ( P3109) at the Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo on Wednesday 17th – Thursday 18th June at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the latest release products and technology and network with other industry professionals.    

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Power workers praised for their performance

Energex staff have been recognised for their efforts in looking after the electricity needs of households and businesses across south east Queensland. Energy Minister Mark Bailey joined staff from across the business at the Energex Excellence Awards in Brisbane this afternoon. “These awards recognise the efforts of staff who have worked hard to maintain safe and reliable…

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Queensland adds 6,200 full-time jobs in May

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data shows Queensland added 6,200 full-time jobs in May. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said this was again cause for optimism in Queensland’s economy. “The latest ABS data shows Queensland’s trend unemployment rate stayed steady at 6.5 per cent,” Mr Pitt said. “Since the Palaszczuk Government came to power…

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ESQ Latest ENews

Stay up to date with the latest industry news, emerging technologies, latest workforce development issues, technical and safety advice, workforce planning research, education and training and industry events with Energy Skills Queensland’s ENews. View latest edition here    

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