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Overview

Jobs Queensland is collaborating with the Queensland Farmers Federation to deliver a workforce plan for the agriculture industry in Queensland.

The partnership will deliver:

  • an environmental scan for the agriculture industry in Queensland
  • a workforce plan for the agriculture industry in Queensland
  • workforce planning resources and training tailored to businesses across the agriculture industry (leveraging Jobs Queensland’s Workforce Planning Connect toolkit and resources)
  • a workforce summit to discuss agriculture workforce issues, its future direction and identify innovative workforce strategies.

The delivery of the project is led by the Queensland Farmers Federation.

The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA) is the industry advisory group for the project. The RJSA's role is to provides leadership and advice to government, service providers and other organisations on employment, skills, industry training and workforce planning issues on behalf of Queensland’s agriculture industries.

Why the agriculture industry?

Unite and recover: Queensland’s economic recovery plan identifies agriculture as a foundational industry of the Queensland economy, well positioned to take advantage of new opportunities.

The Queensland Agriculture and Food Research, Development and Extension: 10-year Roadmap and Action Plan outlines five priority areas to achieve the industry stated vision. One of these priority areas is to support a modern and skilled workforce through workforce planning.

Further information

For further information on this project, please contact Queensland Farmers Federation on:
W: www.qff.org.au/projects/agriculture-workforce-plan/
E: workforceplanning@qff.org.au

Queensland Agriculture Industry Workforce Plan

The Queensland Agriculture Industry Workforce Plan 2022-2027 was developed with consultation throughout the state, to address current and emerging workforce issues experienced across the agriculture sector. The findings of this consultation informed this industry-led strategic five-year plan.

This plan was developed in partnership with the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and in collaboration with the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA).

READ THE AGRICULTURE WORKFORCE PLAN
(PDF, 1.71 MB)

READ THE AGRICULTURE PLAN SUMMARY
(PDF, 296 KB)

 

Environmental Scan

The Plan was also informed by the Queensland Agriculture Industry Workforce Environmental Scan.

The environmental scan highlighted four priority agriculture groups, based on gross value of production (GVP) and employment: grazing (beef cattle and grains), horticulture (fruit and nuts, vegetables, and nurseries), crops (sugar and cotton) and aquaculture.

READ THE AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN
(PDF, 2.16 MB)

 

Workforce Planning Resources

Jobs Queensland, in collaboration with the Queensland Farmers’ Federation, have developed a suite of free workforce planning resources for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Queensland Agriculture Industry.

The resources have been designed to help Queensland agriculture SMEs:

  • understand the benefits and advantages of workforce planning
  • build knowledge and understanding of workforce planning
  • grow capability and skills in workforce planning.

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE AGWORKFORCE PLANNING CONNECT WORKBOOK
(PDF, 2.85 MB)

DOWNLOAD THE AGWORKFORCE PLANNING CONNECT TOOLKIT
(PDF, 899 KB)

DOWNLOAD THE AGWORKFORCE PLANNING CONNECT GUIDE
(PDF, 552 KB)

Last updated 1 August 2022