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As the trusted authority on Queensland’s future skills and workforce needs, Jobs Queensland is helping Queensland stay one step ahead of a changing economy and labour market.

Driven by a skilled team of industry, region and labour market experts, Jobs Queensland provides independent, evidence-based intelligence and helps deliver actionable, relevant advice to industry, regions and organisations across Queensland.

Looking back, our impact during 2021-22 is clear:

  • Providing a strong evidence base for public policy officers across government and stakeholders, and the Queensland Workforce Summit 2022, to discuss and plan for Queensland workforce challenges
  • Supporting a strategic industry-led approach to the development of the NDIS workforce to align to job opportunities
  • Further enabling workforce planning through a series of tailored tools, in collaboration with our industry partners
  • Increasing capability of community leaders to help them plan and develop their workforce to meet current and future needs.

JQ’s partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) added to the suite of Workforce Planning Connect delivering practical tools for businesses of all sizes – micro, small and medium-sized businesses. Help is available right now to help you build workforce plan for your business, industry or region.

The AgWorkforce planning resources, delivered in partnership with the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), are a great example of how an industry has taken JQ’s core resources and tailored them to suit the specific needs of the ag sector.  The toolkit, workbook and guide help agribusiness owners understand the benefits and advantages of workforce planning, build knowledge and understanding of workforce planning, and grow capability and skills in workforce planning.

Our partnership also saw QFF release an overarching Queensland Agriculture Industry Workforce Plan 2022-2027 which aims to attract, train and retain workers in Queensland’s agriculture industry over the next five years.

Our flagship project – the Anticipating Future Skills (AFS) series – is an authoritative and interactive data set, that combines economic modelling and scenario planning to identify Queensland’s future skills needs. More than 240 hours of industry feedback gathered from 60 industry champions across 13 testing and validation workshops helped ensure the relevance, reliability and robustness of the AFS data.

The AFS employment projections for 2020-21 to 2024-25 provided a strong evidence base for the Queensland Workforce Summit, public policy officers across government and stakeholders to discuss and plan for Queensland’s workforce challenges.

Our expertise has also been called upon to support discrete pieces of work across government. Jobs Queensland’s Hydrogen Industry Workforce Foundational Scan provided an informed overview of the hydrogen industry and identified skills and workforce initiatives that could support a skilled workforce and thriving domestic green hydrogen industry. This work supported the development of the Hydrogen Industry Workforce Development Roadmap 2022-2032, released on 20 July 2022.

Jobs Queensland continues to provide tailored wraparound services for each Regional Jobs Committee in the state including their ability to draw upon our research, expertise and resources to help identify their region’s workforce and skills needs to inform training and investment. Each committee was also provided with regional labour market profiles and online data and workforce planning training to support the development of their action plans and scope of work for 2022-23.

Jobs Queensland is proud to be a trusted, independent advisor to the Queensland Government.  By partnering with key stakeholders, our data and analytic expertise also helps deliver actionable relevant advice to industry, regions and organisations across Queensland.

Joshua Rayner
Executive Director, Jobs Queensland Secretariat


This article was featured in the August 2022 edition of our eNews. To read more and subscribe, click here.

Last updated 24 November 2022