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In 2017, Jobs Queensland worked in consultation with the manufacturing industry to develop a skills, training and workforce development strategy with the aim of advancing manufacturing in Queensland.

The Advancing Manufacturing Skills: A Skills, Training and Workforce Development Strategy for the Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Queensland (PDF, 595 KB) (the Strategy) was released in 2018, which brought together the input provided by industry, industry associations and peak bodies, regions, communities, employers, unions and other key stakeholders for the project.

The strategy also supported the Queensland Government’s Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan.

ADVANCING MANUFACTURING SKILLS STRATEGY REVIEW

In 2021, a review of the Strategy was undertaken to support the establishment of Manufacturing Skills Queensland (MSQ).

The purpose of the review was to evaluate the relevance of the Strategy’s ten priority action areas (PAAs) in today’s economic climate, and to provide the new entity with an evidence base for future advice.

The review found that all ten PAAs remain relevant and could be grouped into three focus areas:

  • Focus area 1: Building the talent pipeline
  • Focus area 2: Managing change
  • Focus area 3: Growing the industry.

 

READ THE ADVANCING MANUFACTURING STRATEGY REVIEW
(PDF, 595 KB)

READ THE strategy review summary
(PDF, 178 KB)

 

 

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

The Queensland Government published its response to the Strategy – the Skills Implementation Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. The Plan has been developed to support manufacturers in their transition to advanced manufacturing and to create a highly skilled workforce that addresses the Strategy’s 10 Priority Action Areas (PAAs). The Skills Implementation Plan for Advanced Manufacturing is available at www.rdmw.qld.gov.au/manufacturing/strategy/advancing-manufacturing-skills.

Last updated 1 December 2022