The Access Gateway hosts a range of FREE activities and services that all members of the community can access from English classes, volunteering opportunities, and employment and training opportunities to legal advice, health services, family support and domestic violence services. These different services can be accessed during specific times and days during the week, so ensure you check an up-to-date calendar of activities before arriving.
Download the monthly calendar here or for more information phone (07) 3412 9980.
Some of the programs and services currently available include:
At Access Gateway, we have a no wrong door policy. If you are looking for a particular service, advice, or activity, drop-in and ask for a Gateway Officer who will be able to point you in the right direction.
- English Classes - Conversational or for Carers
Conversational English Classes focus on teaching you how to speak, write and read basic English.
- Volunteering Opportunities with Volunteer Queensland
Volunteering Queensland is an organisation that can help people find volunteering opportunities. They have a range of opportunities in many industries. Come and chat to them to see what is available for you.
- Justice of the Peace (JP)
A JP is located at the Hub to act as an independent and objective witness to documents that people use for official or legal purposes. They are available to witness any legal documents you may need.
- Access' Men's Shed
The Access Men’s Shed is a group of men who come together and participate in many activities such as woodwork, gardening, building and more. All men are welcome to join.
- Maternity Hub
Provides midwifery care for local refugee and non-English speaking women during pregnancy and the first 6 weeks of baby's life.
RAILS is an independent not-for-profit community legal centre specialising in refugee and immigration law. It provides free legal advice and assistance to disadvantaged people.
- ASRA Program (Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance Program)
We provide case coordination to assist participants to access relevant assistance and achieve great independence through employment. Support available through ASRA includes- emergency relief, legal, mental health support, employment supports etc.
This class will help prepare you for the citizenship test. This class is delivered in English for those that are hoping to familiarise themselves with the test material. Tuesday classes will be for those who have registered and have their test booked. Thursday classes will have a Somali interpreter.
- Employment Information Session - Access Employment Assistance
Do you need assistance finding work? This free community employment service is for anyone seeking work or further study. Anyone can register by appointment. Call Renu on 3412 9980
- Resume Help
These sessions are open to anyone who would like assistance creating or ediing a resume. Please bring with you: Current email address, education certificates, licenses and/or certificates, two current referees/references and work history.
- Computer Skills
Dari Introductory technology skills class. Information and practical classes on using a smart phone, computer skills, email and much more.
Homework and Job support for High School and TAFE aged students. Drop in
Playgroup is an opportunity for parents to bring along their young children for a couple of hours of play. A great space to meet other parents, and let the children meets some friends.
The little scientists’ initiative program provides an interactive science experience for young children, to help them learn more about how the world works. Drop in.
- Good Start - Healthy Kids Club
A free service empowering children and their families to adopt healthy lifestyle changes around nutrition, physical activity, screen time, sleep and family connection. Our Dietitian, Physio, Nurse, Psychologist and Health Worker work closely with families to support them in achieving a healthy weight and live a healthy lifestyle.
- Social Wellbeing Group
Groups focus on aspects of psychological wellbeing and social wellbeing. We cover a new topic each week. Our groups are a great way to meet new people and develop new skills. Tuesday all are welcome and Thursdays, will be women only For information, contact Josie on 0499 116 480