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


Positive Outlook for the Coal Seam Gas Drilling and Well Servicing Sector

If we are to believe everything we have been told by print and electronic media recently, we could be forgiven for thinking that Queensland’s Coal Seam Gas (CSG) drilling and well servicing sector was facing a shaky future. This is not so. The recent volatility in the number of jobs in this sector can be…

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Training for the energy and telecommunications sectors in Queensland delivers the goods

This provides, for the first time, an estimate of the extent and nature of all accredited vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2014 by Australian training providers. Preliminary analysis of this dataset by Energy Skills Queensland reveals some promising highlights for the state. In 2014 Queensland delivered the highest number of both completions and…

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Ho Ho No: Christmas Party Do’s and Don’ts for Business

The holiday period is a joyous occasion; catching up with family and friends, celebrating the year that was and looking forward to prosperous times ahead. For employers and employees, this is a brief period of respite from their work commitments, in which they can spend time with loved ones and indulge in some ‘holiday cheer’.…

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National Centre for Vocational Education Research Report on Total VET Activity

The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP welcomed the first release of data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on Total VET Activity (TVA). The release shows the contribution of private sector vocational training as well as the government funded training data previously available. The Total VET…

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Energy industry skills report 2014/2015

In late 2014, Energy Skills Queensland collected workforce intelligence from stakeholders in the state’s energy and telecommunications industries. Combining this with in-house research and industry opinion highlights the key trends impacting the industry, and the effect this is having on skills. The energy and telecommunications industries continue to face challenges. The decline in the price…

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Jobs Queensland legislation passed

Legislation establishing Jobs Queensland has passed State Parliament, providing for industry to have an independent voice on skills and training needs to develop a sustainable workforce for the future. Led by an independent board, the new authority will provide strategic industry advice on skills demand and long term workforce planning, helping government to prioritise its…

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