Queensland Training Awards 2020

NJL were announced as winners of the Regional Award for Community Training Initiative of the Year for Tropical North Queensland!!

We are also now State Finalist with winners being announced on Friday 18th September 2020.

Congratulations Cairns Team on your Dreaming Big initiative!

Your certainly dreamt big!

Click here to read the Minister for Employment and Small Business Media statement

  • Communicate for work

  • Create & Innovate

  • Connect & work with others

  • Work in a digital world

  • Recognise & utilise diverse perspectives

  • Manage career & work life

  • Plan & organise

  • Work with roles, rights & protocols

  • Identify & solve problems

  • Interview Skills

  • Make decisions

  • Resumes & cover letters


March, 2020

NJL are very excited to announce that they we have launched delivery of EST through a simple online platform.  This platform will allow group video conferencing, it will also include fun and engaging activities for the development of work readiness skills. Our trainers have developed an interactive virtual classroom that will help combat any negative effects of social isolation by supporting and creating communication. The platform can be used on any device and data packs will be available for those that need them. 

The 12 online EST Units are:

Seasonal Workers Program

Western Australia, March, 2020

National Joblink was contracted to deliver a one-day non-accredited computer basics course under the Australian Government’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP). The SWP assists employers in the agriculture and accommodation sectors to fill employment gaps unable to be met by the Australian workforce. It also contributes to the economic development of seasonal workers from nine participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. The programme assists the workers to gain valuable skills, additional training and allows them the opportunity to support their families financially. The training venue was in Jardee, on a thriving produce farm situated in the South West region of Western Australia. We were greeted by 12 seasonal workers who were welcoming, enthusiastic, engaged and entertaining. Most of the workers had never seen or used a laptop before however over the course of the day we covered many topics including basic operations of a personal computer, email, internet, viewing multimedia etc. The day was a huge success and will hopefully lead to future opportunities for NJL in the West.


Newsletter - July to Sept 2020

  • NJL Commits to Child Safety

  • NJL's Learner Driver Training

  • Counselling Sessions Available

  • Mango Season

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - April to June 2020

  • NJL's new CEO

  • Workplace Skills Training

  • Microsoft Teams

  • Peer Support Program

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - Jan to March 2020

  • NJL Online

  • Seasonal Workers in W.A

  • Commercial Kitchen Helps

  • Soggy Bottom Regatta

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - Oct to Dec 2019

  • NJL Restaurant

  • Guide Dogs Tas

  • Xmas Hampers

  • NJL House

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - July to Sept 2019

  • NJL Trainees

  • Y Cookbook

  • EST Activity S.A

  • Whitecard Training

Newsletter - April to June 2019

  • Career Transition Assistance

  • McArthur River Mining

  • Speak Up Stay Chatty

  • Youth Week TAS


Newsletter - Jan to March 2019

  • Aus Tourism Awards

  • A day in the life of EST Trainer

  • Lights, Camera, Action!

  • Fire pit Yarning Circle


Newsletter - Oct to Dec 2018

  • Xmas Support for the Homeless

  • NJL Bloodline Group

  • Be the Change - EST Project

  • Participant Good News Stories


Newsletter - July to Sept 2018

  • Maningrida Recycle Program

  • NJL Adelaide

  • Cairns brews up a storm

  • Participant Good News Stories


Right now, as the world zigs, we’re zagging and are currently seeking ways to best serve community organisations in Cairns by utilising our two beautiful commercial kitchens. We will be providing good, wholesome and fresh tasty meals for those most in need. This will include delivery to vulnerable people in the community.  Not the start we imagined but gosh it feels great to know we are making a difference.

Watch this space, there will be more Wild Thyme updates next issue.

Commercial Kitchen provides meals in the Community

Cairns, QLD, March 2020

With the whole of Australia facing unique challenges the NJL owned Cairns restaurant scene is preparing themselves to embrace NJL’s latest project. 'Wild Thyme' is about to throw open its doors. Kicking off 2020 with the first stage of its development a new look chic restaurant led by Chef Catherine Pacey, one of our newest Cairns recruits. We all know that to be successful in the hospitality industry, you have to have a beautiful venue, great staff, great food, great coffee and without a doubt a refreshing boutique beer or peach mimosa to deal with the tropical heat. Opening for breakfast and lunch and later down the track evenings, Wild Thyme offers a range of fresh tasty healthy eating choices, incorporating flavours from around the globe. If you’re not hungry you can always enjoy a naked honey badger coffee or freshly made elderberry, raspberry and mint soda whilst relaxing on a cane lounge, soaking up the vibe of one of Cairns oldest and prettiest streets.

Hidden behind the scenes is Wild Thyme’s second kitchen. Stage two - A kitchen that promotes inclusion and social fairness. It’s here that we will provide an environment that brings people together and builds confidence through practical skills, education and common love of food. A goal of ours is to work closely with local community groups to support their mission of servicing those less fortunate by putting a hearty meal in their bellies.

Soggy Bottom Boat Regatta

Launceston, TAS, March, 2020

National Joblink participants in Launceston recently entered the ‘Soggy Bottom Boat Regatta’ at Waverley Lake on March 1st. Rotary Tasmania organise the annual event to raise money for various Diabetes Camps.  NJL Participants learn the skills for Education and Employment so they were able to use a variety of their newly learned skills like communication, mathematics and teamwork to work through the problems that you encounter building a boat. Boats are constructed out of cardboard and gaffer tape. All participants and staff members reported back that it was a fun filled day.

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