The BUSY Group was first established in 1977 with the simple aim to deliver training and employment programs to homeless youth on the Gold Coast.
BUSY is actually an acronym that stands for Backing Unemployed Southport Youth. It was founded by our President Martin Punch who set out to deliver this aim by obtaining funding from the Australian Government to run a community youth support program.
A little over twenty years later in 1998, BUSY successfully tendered for the Australian Government’s Apprenticeships Support Services and from then on became known as BUSY At Work. BUSY At Work has remained a not-for-profit association with the same values that have guided our decisions and our behaviour for over 40 years. Over this time, we have provided Apprenticeship Support Services to more than 60,000 businesses across Queensland and we are the longest serving provider of Apprenticeship Support Services in the state.