Development Program

The Real Group Development Program was initially developed in response to the needs of youth in the Capricorn Coast area who are severely disengaged from mainstream education and employment opportunities. The scope of participants has grown to include a variety of ages and backgrounds as we work towards preparing individuals for work by upskilling participants, enhancing healthcare, providing a safe and progressive workplace and more.

The Program is designed to support participants, utilising a holistic approach and assisting in all aspects of their work and life. Housing support is offered in various forms, from rent free accommodation to rent support. Housing is also situated in close proximity to all work locations, shops and healthcare.

All Program participants are upskilled through our partnered training organisation; Coal Trian. Courses offered include: Provide First Aid, White Card, Working at Heights, Working in Confined Spaces, Standard 11, ACDC Spraying, and more. Participants also have the opportunity to gain further tickets and licencing in courses and programs. Skills obtained include machinery tickets, truck licences, car licences, learner driver training, motorbike licence, chainsaw courses, agricultural courses and more.

The support provided is offered in a variety of capacities. Experienced and qualified staff conduct programs surrounding; mental health, sexual health and all participants have access to an Employee Assistance Program.

The Real Group has various organisations that run across multiple sites, all of which allow access to TRG Developments participants. Work conducted on these sites include:

  •  Groundskeeping – The Paddock
  • Farm work – The 929 Farm
  • Auto Mechanic – TRG Tyre & Mechanical
  • Deck hand – The Keppel Barge/Hooked Fishing Charters
  • Events preparation/hospitality – The Rocks, Two Sisters
  • Machine Operators – The 929 Farm
  • Bartending/waitressing – The Rocks
  • Barista/Café – The Rocks and The Sisters
  • Administration – Coal Train and Jet Dry Cleaning

    Participants are offered work placement with various businesses in the local area:

    • JRT (Civil Construction)
    • Hughes Building (Builders)
    • Cap Coast Sand & Soil (Labour)
    • CQ Waste (Skip Bins)
    • TRG Tyre & Mechanics (Mechanics)
    • Electrical
    • The Rocks (Barista, Bartending, Waitress/Waiter)

    Previous participants of TRG Development program have entered into the workforce in various roles including:

    • Mining
    •  Apprenticeships
    • Traineeships

    Real skills

    The Real Group Development Program benefits the participants beyond physical hands-on experience, they are learning personal development skills and improving their mental health.  The aim of the Program is for participants to begin learning and displaying adult behaviours, gain independence, learn lifelong skills, increase their employment prospects and increase their sense confidence and self-worth. Discover more about some of our programs below.

    project beehive

    Providing youth with the opportunity to sample working in the agricultural industry.

    project chicken coop

    Designed to provide youth with the opportunity to have hands-on experience looking after and maintaining poultry.

    project greenhouse

    Designed to give youth the opportunity to sample working in the horticultural industry.

    driving program

    A program to assist disengaged and otherwise disadvantaged youths to attain their driver’s licence.

    part of the real group