We want our clients to succeed in making a better life for themselves.
Designer Life endeavours to find employment opportunities for Job Seekers, and our vision doesn’t stop there. By creating these opportunities, we hope to assist individuals in becoming independent, self-supporting members of society, who value the importance of gaining reliable, on-going, and financially stable employment.
About the CEO
Leisa Roberts is the founding owner and CEO of Designer Life. In 2001, Leisa was inspired to start a business which would help provide training and employment services to people who wanted to make a better life for themselves. With over 25 years of experience in community services, counselling, and employment services, she established Designer Life as a Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider and is now a leader in the QLD community for employment services.
Leisa’s strong sense of social equity and a commitment to life-long learning has allowed her to make a significant impact in many remote and disadvantaged communities. Since Designer Life’s inception, she has established a demonstrated track record of engaging the long-term unemployed and providing them with significantly improved employment prospects. Leisa has achieved ongoing success in the employment and training sector by using her wealth of experience to help individuals overcome barriers and reach their full potential.
What We Do
Based in Brisbane, Designer Life is a wholly Australian owned and operated business. Our fully qualified and experienced career coaches provide unparalleled support to Job Seekers in preparing them for the workforce. We have developed a multitude of meaningful relationships with local employers, which not only provides support to local businesses with their recruitment needs, but also creates employment opportunities for Job Seekers through work placements. We’re a prominent provider in the training-to-work jobs market and are committed to developing and delivering programs that remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing industries and workplaces.
Designer Life is proud to take part in all kinds of philanthropic work and is always looking for ways to give back to the community. By facilitating regular community events and fundraisers, we've been able to give back to a host of charities and non-profit organisations that support disadvantaged Australians. In recent years, we've also opened our own café located at our Career Centre in Caboolture.
Designer Life continues to be one of Australia’s premier training and employment providers for First Nations Australians, early school leavers, the long term unemployed and other disadvantaged Australians. We strive to optimise job prospects for our clients and robustly prepare them for stable on-going employment. This is achieved by delivering innovative and comprehensive training and career guidance that is tailored to our clients’ diverse needs and providing them with relevant opportunities for employment.
Our unsurpassed level of client care is integral to building Job Seeker confidence and increasing the ability for individuals to gain clarity into their career pathway. Designer Life is committed to supporting First Nations communities and contributing to a future with equal opportunity for all Australians.
How We Operate
With 36 locations across Queensland, including remote and First Nations communities, Designer Life has an established presence across the state. By providing the highest level of client care, we’re able to support disadvantaged communities in their effort to increase employment opportunities for First Nations Australians, early school leavers, the long term unemployed and other disadvantaged members of the community.
Designer Life was established based upon a passion for employment and training and a strong desire to help people succeed. Our commitment to client care has helped us record continual and consistent growth for the past 22 years and has resulted in unparalleled completion rates across all of our programs.
Our organisational success can be attributed to our significant community involvement, a passion for employment and training, and a drive to see our clients become independent and self-supporting members of society.