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

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Mackay Rail Industry Information Session – Change of Venue

Energy Skills Queensland advise that the Mackay venue for the Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy information session has been changed to accommodate larger attendance numbers. Energy Skills Queensland is seeking highly motivated and interested candidates from the Mackay region for a rail project. Local participants will be selected to undertake rail industry training and inductions which…

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New Year, New Career – Energy Skills Queensland seeks candidates for the Rail Industry

Energy Skills Queensland is seeking highly motivated and interested candidates for a Rail Project. Local participants will be selected to undertake rail industry training and inductions which will equip them with highly practical rail requirements and skills. Energy Skills Queensland CEO, Penelope Twemlow highlighted rail sector opportunities for the Coolangatta, Rockhampton and Mackay regions. “Energy…

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Skill Connection – Issue No. 35 Out Now

The latest issue of the Skill Connection magazine is out now. In this issue we take a look at: ESQ’s Trained to Win Event Could a merger of Queensland’s LNG projects work? A window of opportunity to reshape the electricity system is here Women in leadership positions from within the resources sector Opportunities for innovation, collaboraion…

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QGC’s $1.7 billion Charlie project ramps up

WEST of Wandoan, the worksite of QGC’s $1.7 billion Charlie gas project is humming with activity. QGC vice president Surat Developments Bill McKenzie said that three years of hard work in preparation are now paying off as our people and contractors turn plans into action. “As construction of the various components of the project begins,…

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Government Approves $950 Million Gladstone Project

The Federal Government has approved the $950 million Pacificus Tourism Project at Gladstone, setting the scene for a major boost in jobs and business opportunities in Queensland’s Southern Great Barrier Reef. Pacificus is located 30 kilometres south of Gladstone on a island that adjoins the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is separated from the mainland by a narrow, shallow…

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New law gives VET watchdog teeth

The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its election commitment to establish an independent Training Ombudsman for Queenslanders. State Parliament voted to establish the position to act as a watchdog for Queensland’s vocational education and training (VET) sector today. Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath welcomed the passage of the Further Education and Training (Training Ombudsman)…

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