Photo (left to right): Q.I.T.E. Employment Broker – Jaza Opacak, TRACQS Employment and Outreach Services Manager – Rosalie Rusch, Q.I.T.E. Site Manager, Keely Van Wensveen

TRACQS recently visited the team at Q.I.T.E. in Mareeba to discuss and work towards providing further seasonal job opportunities for our job seekers through Harvest Trail Services across the Western Tablelands.

Q.I.T.E. (Quality Innovation Training & Employment) are a leading provider of Harvest Trail Services, an Australian Government initiative linking workers with seasonal harvest jobs in rural and remote locations across Australia, locations which normally do not have adequate local labour supply to meet seasonal peaks in employer demand.

Key to the success of Harvest Trail Services and our collaboration with Q.I.T.E. includes working proactively with local providers, employers and training organisations, as well as connecting our job seekers to essential pre-employment training services for working on the land, across our community.

A great example of our current community collaboration for this initiative includes our link to training services, where job seekers can gain essential skills in farming and chemical certification through quality local training.

Our recent collaboration with Q.I.T.E. also focused on a range of key discussion points, including the analysis of crops and harvest trends as well as expected seasonal requirements for a variety of jobs ranging from farmhands, pickers packers, labourers, horticultural workers and drivers.

TRACQS operate in numerous communities delivering services for the Community Development Program (CDP) across the Western Tablelands in Far North Queensland including Dimbulah, which is a designated Harvest Trail Town and provides numerous harvesting opportunities from the following periods:

  • January – December: Paw Paws, Citrus, Bananas
  • February – March: Longans 
  • February – June: Avocados 
  • April – August: Vegetables
  • November – January: Lychees, Mangoes 

TRACQS is bringing local experience and knowledge to deliver the Community Development Program (CDP) proudly supported by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

Both TRACQS and Q.I.T.E. currently have a strong focus on providing local work opportunities for people across our communities of operation and will continue to work together for the best possible outcomes for job seekers and employers.