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A career with the Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW) offers the opportunity to work and learn in a diverse environment. We employ people from across Queensland in a wide variety of trades and professions. 

 We are committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourage applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people from culturally diverse backgrounds and
  • people with a disability.

The department is also a member of:

  • the Australian Network on Disability - a national network of organisations committed to advancing the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business
  • Diversity Council Australia - Australia’s independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Pride in Diversity - Australia’s not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people by reducing exclusion, invisibility, homophobia and stigma in the workplace.

HPW has joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies, and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to support the national ’Racism. It stops with me’ campaign. Our organisation is committed to preventing racism and pledged to undertake activities to support the campaign.

Join the department

We advertise vacancies on the Queensland Government’s Smart Jobs and Careers portal.

Graduate programs

The department offers you a unique opportunity to build your career with Queensland Government. We recruit across a range of disciplines with all current opportunities available on the Queensland Government Graduate Portal.


Building and Asset Services apprenticeship program

The Building and Asset Services Apprenticeship Program is providing a revitalised avenue for the Government to play a key part in training some of Queensland’s tradespeople of the future, that support a sustainable building and construction industry to help drive growth across the sector.

In 2018-19, we provided opportunities for 40 fulltime and two school-based apprentices across Queensland, in the following trades:

  • Plumbing
  • Painting
  • Electrical
  • Refrigeration Mechanical
  • Carpentry
  • Stonemasonry

Learn more about Building and Asset Services.​​​​​​​

Our HPW, Our Future

In October 2016, we launched our story, “Our HPW, Our Future”. Over 200 HPW staff from across the state told their stories.

Last updated 15 October 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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