2020-21 Annual Report


Kerry Philipps


At Challenge we transform lives of marginalised job seekers by improving their capacity to gain meaningful employment.

Everyone here at Challenge can be pleased with our continued progress we have made over the past year. While there is constant change in the sector Challenge continues to adapt and evolve to meet these changing environments.

The past financial year has seen us integrate COVID safe practice, remain agile to delivery of programs, invest in program improvements, and develop our internal capacity for the future. We continue to build on the confidence that our advocates, supporters and community have in us.

I am privileged to serve as Chair and would like to acknowledge the efforts of my fellow directors and the team at Challenge like to express our deep appreciation for the incredible commitment shown by the management and staff and to all those who believe like we do that transforming lives and creating a brighter future is something worth committing to.

Richard Lindner


The past financial year has been one of continued evolution and change. We have endeavoured to capture as much of that activity as possible in this report.

We continue to navigate this period of change from a position of strength, built upon the critical foundations of our values and mission. These foundations are in readiness for us to maximise our opportunities in the future.

It is important to always remember that when we deliver our services to the community, we are fulfilling our mission “To utilise our skills and resources to assist people to be the best that they can be”. This report provides an opportunity to share our achievements, our aspirations and by doing so showcase our commitment to our Mission. We continue to build on the confidence our supporters, our employers and community have in us.

To our supporters, stakeholders and all of those who have engaged with our organisation over the past 12 months, thank you.


Who We Supported


Our Mission

To utilise our skills and resources to assist people to be the best that they can be.

Our Values

Excellence in Performance

Our Programs

The number of participants we delivered to in each of our programs:







Our Outcomes

All News

20 Years at Challenge

11th Dec 2022

Congratulations to our CAEM supervisor on his anniversary of 20 years at Challenge Employment and Training. As Lead Trainer for Landscape Construction, Conservation and Ecosystem Management, and Horticulture...

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Sharing with Community

6th Nov 2022

We recently held an Open day at our Westfalen Campus, located in Collingwood Park. The day saw over 13 stall holders, over 68 visitors and four of South Logan Magpies greatest players, three of which...

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Confidence in the Making

6th Sep 2022

When Kitty saw our ad on Facebook, she knew she had found the opportunity she was looking for. But since joining us, her work opportunities have risen significantly. With this paid traineeship in Conservation...

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Career Change

‘I’ve gone through quite a lot of places but just ended up dropping out for various reasons. There is just something different about Challenge. I think it’s the trust they put in me. They see things in me that I wasn’t so sure of in myself. They help you to see the skillsets you already have.” 

When Covid first hit in 2020, Angel McIntosh seized the opportunity for a career change. Having worked numerous years in the hospitality industry, she took the Covid induced shut downs as a sign to dive into an industry that made a difference in the lives of others. Due to the Fully Funded aspect of Challenges Work Pathways, Angel was able to work towards a Certificate III in Individual Support with no additional financial burden which assisted greatly in the transition.

Angel completed her Certificate III in Individual Support and is now loving her job at ALARA QLD Limited.

Investment in our people.

“I feel that we are working towards making a difference. Challenge’s intentions are good, the ideas are great and I am proud to be part of it.”

– Staff member 2021 survey


Culture Satisfaction


Professional Development


Investment in Formal Qualification


Our Supporters