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  • Bianca has one of the most severe cases of Tourette Syndrome in the country. In spite of her diagnosis Bianca persevered and fulfilled her lifelong ambition of securing full time work with Designer Life.She is now dedicated to inspiring others dealing with hardships by sharing her story! As Bianca says, "with good humour and determination you can achieve anything!".
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  • Fortitude Valley

    Fortitude Valley

    For those who have not visited our Fortitude Valley Hub, we would like to introduce our Hub Leader, Rod. Rod trains the Employability Skills Training programs at the hub, helping students gain the knowledge and confidence to enter the job market. Great to have you on board Rod.
  • February 2020

    February 2020

    Check this masterpiece out! This is our Mobile Training Centre that you will see cruising around the Brisbane region. Finally rolling on down the road!
  • Mitchelton

    Mitchelton

    Matthew came to Designer Life with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering & Science. Though he had the qualification, he did not feel the motivation or have the self confidence to pursue the career. With the assistance of trainers through the Employability Skills Training program, Matthew applied for a position with an engineering company as a Graduate Chemical Engineer. Best of luck Matthew.
  • Moreton Bay Jobs Fair

    Moreton Bay Jobs Fair

    We would like to thank the Moreton Bay Jobs Fair which provided us with the fantastic opportunity to help our students and trainers engage with local employers within their community. Pictured are our amazing trainers who attended the day!
  • Vinnasa

    Vinnasa

    Strathpine - After obtaining a job interview, Vinnasa has received the call she has been waiting for! Through her commitment and determination, she has successfully gained employment with Mad Paws. Wishing you all the best Vinnasa!
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Mackay - After completing a Certificate III in Individual Support with Designer Life, Rebecca was placed into work experience where she left such a great impression that it has resulted in her being offered a job! Congratulations Rebecca, we wish you the best of luck.
  • Bonni

    Bonni

    After completing a Certificate III in Business Administration Traineeship with Designer Life, Bonni has successfully gained full time employment!
  • CTA

    CTA

    Strathpine – Whilst completing the Career Transition Assistance program with Designer Life, Barry has improved his communication and computer literacy skills! He is now competent in a variety of programs and Microsoft applications such as Excel!
  • CTA

    CTA

    Strathpine - Patti is one of our many successful Career Transition Assistance program students! During the eight-week course, she has learnt a variety of new skills which will assist her in her journey towards employment.
  • CTA

    CTA

    Strathpine – Congratulations to Colleen who has completed the Career Transition Assistance program! Colleen says, whilst completing the program, her confidence and communication skills have improved dramatically. #CTA2020
  • C3G

    C3G

    Strathpine - After the completion of a certificate III in business, Jamie has now gained full time employment at Designer Life and has also commenced studying a certificate III in business administration! Congratulations Jamie.
  • C3G

    C3G

    Caboolture - Trinette has completed a Certificate III in Business Administration at Designer Life and has now gained employment!
  • C3G

    C3G

    Strathpine - A tremendous congratulations to Rose, who has successfully completed a Certificate III in Business Administration at Designer Life! Since completing the course, she has now gained employment within the business industry!
  • C3G

    C3G

    Strathpine - Since completing a certificate III in business administration at Designer Life, Tia has become a full-time member of our team!
  • C3G

    C3G

    Strathpine - After the completion of her business traineeship, Taylor has gone on to gain employment as well as commence a certificate III in Business Administration!
  • SQW

    SQW

    Caboolture - Thaila has successfully completed a Certificate II in Retail and has gained employment! With the help of her trainer Janine, she has gained numerous customer service skills and is looking forward to gaining more experience within the retail industry. Congratulations Thaila, we wish you the best of luck within your new role! #SQW2020 #DesignerLife #Success #PositiveOutcome #GoodNewsStory
  • SQW

    SQW

    Caboolture – Annabel has completed a Certificate II in Retail at Caboolture with our fantastic trainer, Janine. Since completing the course, she has successfully gained employment and with the skills she has gained during her time with us, she is looking forward to commencing her new role! #SQW2020 #DesignerLife #Success #PositiveOutcome #GoodNewsStory
  • Morayfield Jobs Fair

    Morayfield Jobs Fair

    Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash with Leisa from Designer Life supporting and enjoying a very successful day at the Morayfield Jobs Fair. Designer Life was an exhibitor at the Morayfield Jobs Fair on 20 February 2020. Designer Life advised current vacancies to assist job seekers searching for their ideal vacancy.
  • Morayfield Jobs Fair

    Morayfield Jobs Fair

    Pictured from left to right, Gordon McPherson (Stakeholder Engagement Officer), Jess Herrmann (Program Support Officer), Taylor Romano (Program Support Officer) and Elaine Hourston (Workforce/Office Manager). Taylor was one of our guest speakers in the job seeker panel session where she shared her story of how she overcome personal challenges to obtain employment, how she remained motivated and where she is today.
  • Louis got an Apprenticeship!

    Louis got an Apprenticeship!

    During the EST Course, Louis created his new Resume and Cover letter which helped him gain an interview. Louis was successful at getting the job and now has an Apprenticeship. Congratulations Louis, we are very proud of you!
  • Congratulations Elizabeth!

    Congratulations Elizabeth!

    From undertaking the EST course Elizabeth gained confidence in herself. She attended 3 job interviews and was successful at gaining employment. Well done Elizabeth!
  • Well done Chloe!

    Well done Chloe!

    Chloe is an existing EST PaTH student who gained employment while taking the EST PaTH course. Chloe recently came into the Designer Life Hub to thank her trainer for all of her help she provided during the course and to update her that she has recently “been promoted to Senior Staff Member” and she “bought her Toyota Corolla 2011 outright”. That is wonderful news Chloe, we are very proud of you!!
  • Jacinta got a Job!

    Jacinta got a Job!

    With her new interview skills and Resume, Jacinta found employment during the 2nd week of the EST Course. Congratulations Jacinta!
  • Congratulations Katheryne

    Congratulations Katheryne

    Katheryne not only gained confidence from the EST Course she also got herself a job. Well done Katheryne!
  • The Logan Hub official Open Day commenced on Wednesday 27th of November 2019. The event consisted of bringing the local community together and sharing the wonderful experiences of opening our new Logan Hub. Designer Life would like to thank our local community and business partners for attending the event.
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  • 9 News was in Designer Life HQ on Friday to speak with our CEO, Leisa Roberts, and CTA program participant, Jayne Pryde, about the opportunities available for seniors to get upskilled and ready for new jobs to boost their income.
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  • Thank you Mr Morrison for speaking to 4 EST participants and 1 ParentsNext Participant about their jobseeker journey and their employment success stories.
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  • Redcliffe - 14th April 2019 Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to Designer Life CEO

    Redcliffe - 14th April 2019 Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to Designer Life CEO

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to Designer Life CEO Leisa Roberts about youth employment initiatives.
  • July 2018 CABOOLTURE - Jake has awesome news!

    July 2018 CABOOLTURE - Jake has awesome news!

    Jake who completed his cert 3, a few weeks ago. Thanks to the help of James getting him an interview and job trial at Coffee Club with Nadia the manager. We are all so proud of Jake!
  • Redcliffe - Wednesday 25th July - Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

    Redcliffe - Wednesday 25th July - Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

    Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Luke Howarth MP Member for Petrie and Leisa Roberts CEO of Designer Life. Thank you for attending our Training Hub and chatting to our jobseekers about careers and job opportunities. Great Day!
  • Senator the Hon Michaelia speaks about career and life opportunities

    Senator the Hon Michaelia speaks about career and life opportunities

    Redcliffe - Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Jobs and Innovation attended our Redcliffe Training hub yesterday to speak to our students about career and life opportunities. Thank you Luke Howarth MP Member for Petrie, providing ongoing support.
  • Senator the Hon Michaelia attends Training Hub

    Senator the Hon Michaelia attends Training Hub

    Redcliffe 25th July - Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Jobs and Innovation attended our Redcliffe Training hub yesterday to speak to our EST, ParentsNext and CTA participants about career and life opportunities. An amazing experience for our participants to provide feedback on their training and how they see the labour market in their region.
  • Individual support program

    Individual support program

    Nundah – Andrew is completing his individual support program through Community Living Nundah.
  • Yolanda, Mia and Bryony keen to work

    Yolanda, Mia and Bryony keen to work

    Nundah - Yolanda, Mia and Bryony are all completed their certificate III Qualifications at our Nundah hub. All are keen to commence work!
  • Certificate III in Individual Support

    Certificate III in Individual Support

    Nundah – Ghazi and Imal are completing their Certificate III in Individual Support at our Nundah Hub. Both are very excited to commence their work placement.
  • Congratulations Riley

    Congratulations Riley

    Logan EST – Congratulations Riley it was confirmed today Riley has a job to starting tomorrow 21st March.
  • Cert II Hospitality IFYS Maroochydore

    Cert II Hospitality IFYS Maroochydore

    What a wonderful day and the rain stayed away, all the students received a copy of all the recipes they cooked over the last 7 weeks. The Graduation was attended by Students. Thank you to IFYS, QLD Government Skilling Queenslanders for work and Designer Life Representatives. Fantastic effort by all involved.
  • Ali – Hub Leader

    Ali – Hub Leader

    Caboolture – Ali our Hub Leader in Caboolture having a group discussion with 2 students from Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre about employer expectations.
  • Eudi – Youth Trainer

    Eudi – Youth Trainer

    Caboolture – Eudi our Youth Trainer with 2 EST students having a group discussion on how to work in a team and conflict resolution.
  • Mandy and Jodie

    Mandy and Jodie

    Caboolture – 2 Ladies Mandy and Jodie who referred from the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre who enrolled in various courses at our Caboolture Hub.
  • EST students

    EST students

    Caboolture – EST Students getting ready for a big week!
  • Trainer Donna

    Trainer Donna

    Caboolture – EST students in Caboolture with their trainer Donna getting ready to complete an assessment. Great work Team!
  • Say No to Bullying day

    Say No to Bullying day

    Caboolture – EST Students created a fantastic “Say No to Bullying” Day theme. All students participated and created a banner to reflect their feelings and emotions towards bullies. This was an excellent activity as it highlighted just the smallest and simplest thing can be hurtful.
  • Mitchell and Ben

    Mitchell and Ben

    Strathpine – Mitchell and Ben attended the EST course at Strathpine. Both young men were dedicated to finding work and Mitchell was successful with several interviews. Waiting to hear the good news !
  • Maree speaking to EST students

    Maree speaking to EST students

    Strathpine – Maree speaking to the EST students about possible internships and career opportunities. This section of the EST program discoveries education pathways and encourages career aspirations.
  • Our EST trainers

    Our EST trainers

    Strathpine – Maree and Helen our EST Trainers at Strathpine demonstrating the importance of a good solid handshake. Making sure all students are aware that First Impressions count!
  • Strathpine - Garnett

    Strathpine - Garnett

    Strathpine – Garnet attended our EST training and displayed a passion for clothing design and fashion. During the program Garnet applied for 2 internships at local dressmakers. Good luck Garnet with your career prospects.
  • Russell's ready to start work

    Russell's ready to start work

    MACKAY - Russell is ready to commenced work with BMA Mines
  • Congratulations Nicholas!

    Congratulations Nicholas!

    Nicholas researched businesses that he would like to work for and sent emails to all businesses with information regarding Internships and how they work and also sent his resume to all these Businesses. David Pollard From Paddock and Brew contacted Designer Life 5 minutes after the email was sent and said he was looking for a Apprentice Chef and he would like to interview Nicholas. An interview was arrange immediately. Good Luck Nick
  • Congrats Team Mackay

    Congrats Team Mackay

    Congrats Team Mackay on completion of their 3 week program from our Mackay Hub.
  • SQW program at the PCYC Bray Park

    SQW program at the PCYC Bray Park

    Congrats to all the Students who have completed their SQW program at the PCYC Bray Park.
  • Redcliffe Chamber of Commerce

    Redcliffe Chamber of Commerce

    Redcliffe Chamber of Commerce attending our Redcliffe Youth Program discussing Industry requirements
  • BABI Youth Services

    BABI Youth Services

    BABI Youth Services – Graduation April 2017
  • Kurbingui Aboriginal Corporation

    Kurbingui Aboriginal Corporation

    Kurbingui Aboriginal Corporation - Graduation March 2017. The students decided to bring a guest – Crusty the snake
  • Caloundra Tursa Graduation

    Caloundra Tursa Graduation

    Caloundra Tursa Graduation – with Luke out trainer April 2017
  • Wyatt Roy Afternoon Tea

    Wyatt Roy Afternoon Tea

    Apr 2016 - Thank you to Wyatt Roy federal member for Longman and his team for having afternoon tea with the team from our Caboolture training cafe. Was great to hear what employment Strategies are planned for this region.
  • Miss Daisy's Morning Tea

    Miss Daisy's Morning Tea

    Apr 2016 - Congratulations to the Maroochy Team for hosting a beautiful morning tea for Smart Pups! Thank you Miss Daisy who is trained to be an autism assisted dog and is due to have her pups on the 11th May. Miss Daisy's pups will also be trained to be support dogs. Thanks to everyone who dropped by and supported Smart Pups. We had about 60 visitors and raised around 8 towards this charity. Good luck Miss Daisy and congrats Smart Pups on the amazing work you do.
  • Feb 2016 - Leisa presenting Ryan with a sponsorship cheque for him to compete in the Australian Boccia titles in NSW
  • Feb 2016 - Zoe, Morgan, Ryan and Tia excited to support Ryan in his quest for National Boccia champion
  • Hutchinsons contract Designer Life - Statim-Yaga

    Hutchinsons contract Designer Life - Statim-Yaga

    Mar 2016 - Mark Kucks the Indigenous Program Coordinator at Hutchinson Builders and Frank Waria the Designer Life Indigenous mentor finalised some details today on our partnership with the Statim-Yaga program recruiting 350 people for various industries. We are very excited to be contracted with Hutchinson Builders to support this program and the jobseekers over the next 3 years.

 

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