Mackay Office


Services Provided to Mackay

IDEAL Placements Mackay can assist in the following programs.

Ticket to Work
Ticket to Work prepares young people for the world of work and provides them with an open employment pathway in their transition from school through a combination of vocational/career development and early contact with work environments.

Transition to Work
Transition to Work providers deliver high quality services to employers to ensure young people meet their needs and are supported to settle into a job. For instance, providers will ensure participants receive pre-employment skills development that is directly relevant to needs of employers and local labour market conditions.

Disability Employment Services
Assistance with training new job seekers/employers. On-the-job training takes place in a normal working situation, using the actual tools, equipment, documents or materials that employees will use when fully trained. The job coordinator can come into the workplace before the Participant commences to learn the required roles and tasks to assist with employee training.

IDEAL Placements Training
The purpose of this program is to link participants and other existing training programs that will improve the capacity to achieve sustainable employment outcomes.

What's in it for Employers?

We deliver no cost, tailored recruitment and comprehensive workplace services including after placement support for both the employee and employer.

If you are looking for staff, IDEAL Placements can find you work ready job seekers matched to your requirements – fast!

For many years IDEAL Placements only provided employment services for people with disability but now we provide much more.

Our experienced team works across the Mackay/Whitsunday region and can help you navigate each participant placement including on the job support or extra training when needed.

Our workforce is generally made up of local people, who don’t come with relocation expenses and are very keen to work. Many of our placements have held jobs for many years and have been a great asset to their employers.

If you are interested in exploring this further, give us a call on (07) 4957 8177.

About Back to Work

Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity to grow their business.

Back to Work Regional Employment Package

The Queensland Government has announced up to $140 million over four years for a revitalised Back to Work program.

Back to Work provides eligible businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment and helps workers facing disadvantage in the labour market.

Back to Work Support Payment

Back to Work Support Payments of up to $15,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible unemployed job seeker from the identified target groups.

This is subject to the availability of funds and eligibility criteria apply.

Youth Boost Payment

A Youth Boost payment of up to $20,000 is available to employers who employ a jobseeker who is aged between 15-24 and has been unemployed for a minimum period of eight weeks.

This is subject to the availability of funds and eligibility criteria apply.

Small Business Support Pool

The Small Business Support Pool is available to small business employers who have been approved for a Back to Work Incentive Payment and need assistance to support and retain their employees.

Eligible employers can access a $2000 payment to support and retain their employees. Subject to the availability of funds. It is subject to the availability of funds and eligibility criteria apply.

Tips for preparing your Resume

The resume is a tool with one specific purpose: to win an interview.
If it gets you a phone call or an interview, it works. If it doesn’t, it isn’t an effective resume.

It convinces the employer that you have what it takes to be successful in this new position or career.

Interview Tips

OK, now that you have a job interview, you need to give yourself the best chance and make a good impression to ensure you get that job!

  • Come prepared
  • Research the company
  • Arrive early – approx 10 minutes
  • Exhibit enthusiasm
  • Appear friendly and outgoing
  • Be self-confident
  • Come prepared for key questions
  • Establish your worth
  • Do not waffle
  • Provide Examples
  • Don’t be arrogant
  • Be Positive

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We have a specialised team waiting to assist your needs.

Head Office

Mackay Office Location

Mackay Office Location

Shop 2, 5 Peel Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Phone: (07) 4957 8177
Fax: (07) 4957 8199
Trading Hours: Monday to Friday (8.30am – 4.30pm)

We are a Not for Profit, Community Based, Employment Service Provider

Mackay Staff