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A DisTinct foot in the door

Providing real opportunities for people living with a disability, sums up the essence of the Gold Coast Health’s DisTinct Pathways Program. This 26-week program provides people living with a disability the opportunity to work at Gold Coast Health in an area of their...

Employment ready, then full steam ahead

Michael had worked in the banking industry for 20 years and found himself unemployed for 12 months. He was experiencing homelessness and living out of his car due to financial hardship. He wasn’t in the right headspace to begin applying for jobs due to some personal...


This year marks 25 years of Tursa Employment & Training delivering employment services.
In what was a humble beginning without paid staff until we received our up-front payment from the Department.

Kathleen’s Ongoing Employment

When TURSA was introduced to Kathleen, she was a sole parent looking for a job that could fit in with her parenting responsibilities. After working with Kathleen TURSA identified a National Work Experience Programme with a local employer SUNST8, a pallet racking company who assured Kathleen they would be able to offer her the flexible hours she required as a parent.

TURSA congratulates Jane

Jane has been accepted as the first female trainee in Pest Management with the Gold Coast City Council which means she is up early and in the field collecting samples of mosquito larvae. Jane is completing her Certificate III in Urban Pest Management and is learning about the diverse range of Gold Coast pests as well as the more commonly recognisable pests such as cockroaches and how to eradicate them effectively.

Local Connections

TURSA has worked collaboratively with Indigenous-owned and operated business Geared up Culcha for the past 6 years. Geared up Culcha specialises in customised industry work wear, signage and promotional products.

Celebrating achievements of people with disability

TURSA staff members, clients and community members gathered across a number of locations between Forster and Noosaville this week in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the International Day of People with Disability. The morning tea celebration is all about raising public awareness and acknowledgement of people with disability as well as celebrating their achievements and contributions.

“Gratitude” – Tailored Programs changing lives

Kendrick worked in his family’s business for as long as he can remember, however, when the business closed he found gaining new employment a struggle. 40-year-old Kendrick was very keen to get back to work as he was main provider for his young family but had difficulty finding employment that fitted with his skills and experience.

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