ON-Q was founded in Northern NSW 30 years ago. Our Mission then was to help disadvantaged people, or those who have disability, to build valued social roles in their communities through participation in paid work. We have achieved a lot in those 30 years and our Purpose today remains true to our original Mission.
We believe that disadvantaged people, or people with disability who want to work, should be afforded the opportunity and support to do so. We believe that everyone has ability and that’s what we lead with…
We strengthen the lives of people with disability by:
ON-Q is a values driven organisation that thrives on a culture where staff is supported to achieve their goals. In an industry that is known for high staff turnover, we are proud to have tenure of 9 years amongst our existing staff and a low staff turnover. We offer a range of opportunities across northern NSW and South East Queensland. If you’re enthusiastic, highly motivated and enjoy a good laugh then get in touch today. Call us on 1800 761 561 to chat about working with us.
Martin Punch OAM is chairman of The BUSY Group Ltd. Martin founded BUSY in 1977 to assist disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast find pathways into training and employment. Martin is also a co-founder of Jobs Australia, a not-for-profit association that supports other organisations in the employment, skills and training sectors.
Paul Miles, Managing Director of The BUSY Group, has been with BUSY since January 2007, initially as Deputy CEO and then appointed as CEO in late July 2012. Paul has a degree in Law from Cardiff University, Wales, however retrained as an accountant within the energy industry and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In between leaving the energy industry and joining BUSY, Paul worked within the financial services sector for major banking and insurance organisations in both Australia and the UK. Paul is also very proud to have recently joined the Board of the Australian Industry Trade College.
Rod is from a North Queensland cane farming background and worked in a variety of jobs and industries. After a stint with the Australian Post Office/Telecom he commenced work for the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training. Rod spent the last few years as Regional Manager (Commonwealth Employment Services) Gold Coast. During this period he undertook placements in Logan, Brisbane State Office and Cairns including Thursday Island.