Through mentorship and support, program participants with a willingness to change will:
Through various engagement opportunities and continued empowerment, Project Overhaul will assist each young person in their transition to independence and a better path.
Participants can choose to partake in one of three program gateways.
Each gateway will have a qualified Youth Worker providing case management and support to the young people who have been admitted to the program. A qualified Trades Person will be on site conducting activities for each of the Townsville gateways. A local Indigenous Elder will conduct all on-country activities for the Mt Isa gateway. Note that gateway selection is based on location (Townsville or Mt Isa) and program availability.
A social enterprise providing a simulated workplace experience where participants can learn carpentry/boiler making skills and access job readiness training.
Focused on preserving cultural knowledge, this program assists young people with regaining their cultural identity through hands-on activities which provide a sense of purpose and appreciation for our community.
Young people may be eligible for this program if they:
Do you know a young person who may benefit from Project Overhaul?
To access the program, an eligible young person must first become a client of the service. Referrals for new clients are accepted from:
A member of the Project Overhaul team will contact you about the outcome of your referral shortly. For more information, email all enquiries to .
Our fully operational workshop creates bespoke custom-made items out of recycled materials in an environment that provides a simulated workplace experience for young people who wish to learn carpentry or metal work skills while accessing job readiness training.
All items we create are made at the hands of our young people, with supervision from our trade mentor, out of materials found in the community such as pallets or recycled wood and metal from building sites or demolished houses.
We can make furniture, gifts, art – you name it and we’ll do our best to make your request a reality.
All proceeds from custom purchases made go towards our workshop to help our young people continue accessing job readiness training by further developing upcoming projects and opportunities.