Who we are

Workskills is a wholly Tasmanian non-profit organisation who has provided employment and skills building services to Tasmanian communities for 40 years. Workskills has assisted thousands of people to access training and find ongoing, sustainable employment. Workskills began in 1983 as the Bridgewater-Brighton Community Youth Support Scheme, providing community training and employment assistance to long term unemployed people in the area.

Workskills is certified and audited under the ISO9001 Quality Management System and the ISO27001 Information Security management system.


What we do

From 1 July 2022, Workskills will be delivering Workforce Australia Services (Transition to Work) and Workforce Australia Services (All Client Types), in the Hobart and Southern Tasmania Employment Region.

Workskills will also continue to deliver ParentsNext in Southern Tasmania under contract with the Australian Government, until at least June 2024.

Workskills will continue to deliver social enterprise, community development and employment innovation initiatives through Impact Communities. This includes the Troublesmiths youth employment initiative, which has secured funding from the Tasmanian State Government until at least 2024.

Operating surpluses from Workskills’ programs are invested in the Workskills Community Investment Foundation, for distribution to programs providing social benefit to disadvantaged Tasmanians.

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Enabling positive change in Tasmanian communities through work, skills and cooperation.


To understand the needs of Tasmanians who are looking for work; prepare Tasmanians for employment; place Tasmanians in meaningful jobs; and help Tasmanians keep in work - for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

Our Values

We do the right thing by each other, our clients, our stakeholders and the Tasmanian community.  We are honest, ethical and fair. We match our commitments with outcomes.  

We respect the people we work with, focusing on their strengths, knowledge, skills and experience.

We work collaboratively to achieve our goals.  We are inclusive, bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to achieve common aims for mutual benefit.

We are adaptable, agile and think outside the box.  We foster creativity, adopt technology, and embrace better ways of working. 

We are focused on achieving outcomes and we are transparent in measuring our impact. We are committed to service quality and continuous improvement.  We aim to be an efficient and sustainable organisation that helps Tasmanians over the long-term. 

We care deeply about Tasmanian communities, and use this passion to motivate people to achieve their goals in work and life. 

Every staff and board member is accountable to themselves, and each other, for fulfilling our vision, purpose and values, and the strategic priorities set out in this plan. 

Our Strategy

Workskills has three Strategic Priorities:

1) Understand, Prepare, Place, Keep

2) People Focused

3) Smart and Sustainable

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