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This year, Jobs Queensland released a number of reports to support the capacity and capability development of a number of industries across the Queensland workforce.

Each report, although with a different focus, was an important contribution to meeting key skills and workforce priorities for Queensland, and in supporting our long-term economic recovery.

A healthy small business sector underpins strong local economies and vibrant communities. These businesses create investment and employment opportunities for Queenslanders, particularly in our regions.

Small business 
Future work for small business: Skills, capabilities and potential? identifies ways that high-level skills and capability development for business owners and managers can be supported. Skills and capability investment, particularly in a post-COVID-19 world, will be an important element to increasing small business productivity into the next decade. Access the small business report here.

NDIS workforce 
Understanding the workforce needed to support the successful operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland was the focus of Strengthening Queensland’s NDIS workforce.

The report describes the research outcomes of the ongoing investigation of the workforce challenges and opportunities association with the operation of the NDIS in Queensland. Read the full NDIS report here.

Lifelong learning 
Lifelong learning: The foundation of future work is reinvigorating discussion about lifelong learning and why it is important for Queensland. This report describes a model for enabling and encouraging individuals to adopt a lifelong learning mindset and a rationale for industries and businesses to foster a learning culture in their workplace.

This work follows on from Jobs Queensland’s Future work, future jobs research that highlights industries and their workforces are undergoing rapid change. Ongoing skills development will be needed to drive economic development and to ensure meaningful employment opportunities across Queensland. Read the Lifelong Learning report here.

Security workforce 
The Queensland Security Industry Workforce Development Plan 2020-2025?outlines steps to support Queensland’s security industry to effectively manage and skill its workforce.

The plan was developed in close consulting with the industry, as it manages a changing operating environment, an increased demand for services and to meet the skills development needs of its current and future workforce. Access the security workforce plan here.

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Last updated 14 January 2022