Growcom through the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) has partnered with Toowoomba-based social enterprise, The Mulberry Project and registered training provider DGT Employment & Training to develop skilled job applicants to meet horticultural business needs.

Through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work, Community Work Skills program – Agricultural Employment for New Australians, a group of 16 commenced their studies in October 2019. Participants have been training in Certificate II Horticulture and developing their horticulture skills and knowledge each week. They are nearing completion of their training and are keen to work.

If you’re considering employing a trainee or apprentice, each Skilling Queenslanders For Work participant attracts $10,000 in employment incentives. Employment incentives for trainees and apprentices depend on the individual and can be up to $34,000.

If you’re looking for an employee who is keen to work in horticulture and has completed training and horticulture experience, contact Growcom QAWN South Queensland Officer, Karen George on 0408 135 003 or email

This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders For Work initiative.