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Project background

The Queensland Government has announced that all 18 recommendations proposed in the Future work, future jobs report have been accepted.


Jobs Queensland has heard from stakeholders that work, industries and skills are changing, and that there is a need for an adaptable workforce in our state.

There has also been significant media attention on future work as we move further into the 21st century, with much reporting focused largely on technological impacts.

Through extensive research, stakeholder consultation and engagement activities, Jobs Queensland is exploring what future work could look like in 2030 for Queenslanders and our economy.

 

Future Work, Future Jobs report

 

Future work, future jobs report cover

 

READ THE REPORT

(PDF, 1 MB)

 

Future work, future jobs builds upon an extensive literature review to outline key findings and recommendations relevant to future work in Queensland.

Five themes emerged from the report, which shaped 18 recommendations for the Queensland Government to support a positive future to 2030.

Shared priority, purpose and responsibility towards a positive vision for skills and employment will underpin our future prosperity.

 

summary of key findings and RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Future of Work summary thumbnail

 

READ THE SUMMARY

(PDF, 232 KB)

Other project resources

Social research report

Social research was undertaken to provide a robust and Queensland-specific understanding of the complex and evolving area of the changing nature of work, and its impact on job and skills in Queensland.

The social research project surveyed more than 2000 employers and workers, focusing on four key areas: technology adoption; working arrangements; skills and training; and future support.

READ THE SOCIAL RESEARCH REPORT
(PDF, 4 MB)

READ THE SOCIAL RESEARCH summary
(PDF, 326 KB)

 

 

Other project resources

Literature review

The Future of Work literature review focuses on three drivers of change that can be considered as having major impacts on how work will look in the future for Queenslanders and the Queensland economy. This review of research provides an underpinning evidence base for this project.

READ THE LITERATURE REVIEW
(PDF, 1.04 MB)

 

DISCUSSION PAPER

The Future of Work in Queensland to 2030 – Evolution or revolution? discussion paper was released to facilitate statewide consultation. Jobs Queensland extends its sincere thanks to everyone who has participated in the consultation process.

READ THE DISCUSSION PAPER
(PDF, 600 KB)

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

On 26 February 2020, the Queensland Government published its response to Future work, future jobs: Preparing Queensland for the evolution of work. The response considers each of the 18 recommendations and reflects on the broader efforts being undertaken by the Queensland Government to train and skill Queenslanders. The response is available at: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/11445/qg-response-future-work-future-jobs-report.pdf

 

NEXT STEPS

Further research is underway to build upon the work that has already been undertaken throughout the project, including in relation to:

  • how policy frameworks can support engagement in lifelong learning
  • the development of business skills and capabilities.

Last updated 5 June 2020