Fraser Coast Training Employment Support Service Inc (Fraser Coast TESS) is a social-profit community based incorporated organisation, and a Registered Training Organisation. We have been providing service to the unemployed of the region since 1983. In July 2002, our organisation combined with Hervey Bay Employment & Training Centre to form the new Fraser Coast TESS.
Fraser Coast TESS is a member of the national Jobs Australia group. Jobs Australia is the national peak industry association social-profit profit organisations which assist unemployed people in Australia to gain and retain work. It brings together these providers into a national network of co-operating organisations all working together for the benefit of unemployed people.
We currently have training and administration sites at:
60 John St Maryborough
385 Kent Street Maryborough
87 Torquay Road Hervey Bay
Community Centre Elizabeth Street Hervey Bay,
71 George Street Bundaberg
19 Hyne Street, Gympie
40 Charles Street Townsville.
Our 150 acre training and community Farm is located at Maryborough West overlooking the Mary River. Fraser Coast TESS main office is located at 9 Woocoo Drive Oakhurst
Fraser Coast TESS Mission:
To maintain a high level of involvement in quality services throughout the Fraser Coast Region. We endeavour to do this by offering a wide range of programs and projects to assist those people in the community who may be experiencing some difficulty in accessing employment, training and educational opportunities.
The staff at Fraser Coast TESS aim to please and make all clients and participants feel welcome and encourage them to have a sense of belonging to enable us to support and meet their needs.
Fraser Coast TESS is committed to assisting all people in the Fraser Coast region by providing quality education and training programs to increase work ready skills or future learning pathways in partnership with businesses, schools and other Community Based Organisations.
To increase positive employment and further education outcomes for all people, and to provide training opportunities in the community by:
- providing quality training in a supportive environment
- developing innovative and dynamic responses to their needs
including flexibility and appropriate programs, courses and activities relevant to the local labour market
- to assess, undertake and engage in enterprise activities, projects and training programs which offer people of the community the opportunity to improve their employability
- to seek the involvement of the community including business, unions, local government bodies, education and training institutions and youth organisations in the organisation and its projects and activities.
- to seek grants and other financial assistance from the Federal and State Governments and from other sources for the purposes of the Association.