The Industry Intelligence Provider

for mining (energy), utilities and telecommunications industries

Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) leads engagement with the Mining (energy), utilities and telecommunications industry and government on education and training, skills development and labour market issues.

 ESQ provides critical research and independent advice to industry and government regarding skills demand and supply, training and workforce development as well as implementing skilling strategies to build Queensland’s mining (energy), utilities and telecommunications workforce for the future.



Keynote Speaker: The Hon Yvette D'Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills.

And we launch new research exploring the workforce and skilling implications of a rapidly changing electricity supply industry in Queensland and Australia.

Energex-logo-smThis event is proudly sponsored by
Energex Ltd. 

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, mning 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.


Event Partner: Drilling HR Leaders Industry Group Workshop


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Part Time Desktop Publisher

The role assists Energy Skills Queensland to achieve its business objectives through providing desktop publishing services. The role works within the marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement team.

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