Strong, diverse, and resilient industries will power Queensland’s future. To remain competitive and thrive in rapidly changing economic conditions, disruption across supply chains and to respond to technological advances, industry must invest in workforce planning as a strategic priority.
Businesses and industry are looking at how they can rethink and reconfigure their workforce as a key priority for building strength and resilience. Investing in developing a skilled workforce is essential to drive an industry’s competitive advantage and sustainable growth.
workforce planning for INDUSTRy: a guide for INDUSTRY, economic development bodies and government
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The Workforce planning for industry guide recognises that industry’s may have their own unique workforce challenges and opportunities. Each industry requires a highly skilled workforce that aligns with the skills needs of that industry as it grows.
MORE ABOUT THIS GUIDE
This guide has been developed for those involved in planning for the future of their industry including industry peak bodies,
individuals and organisations working in economic development and government.
Effective industry workforce planning is a collaborative partnership between key stakeholders, led by industry leaders, and
supported by sound evidence.
Informed by Jobs Queensland’s approach to workforce planning and development and other relevant research and resources,
the purpose of this guide is to promote an enhanced focus on industry workforce planning and development across
This guide outlines a four-stage approach to developing an industry workforce plan.
- Stage 1 – Get started
- Stage 2 – Gather information
- Stage 3 – Identify issues and find solutions
- Stage 4 – Develop, implement and monitor.
Related projects and resources
This guide has been developed for people involved in workforce planning at a region level, including local leaders, individuals and organisations working in economic development, industry peak bodies and government.
Jobs Queensland has delivered the Supporting workforces during industry transition: Key elements for success project to better understand the impacts of and strategies needed to support the workforces in industries undergoing transition.
Workforce Planning Connect is a suite of user-friendly resources design to support small and medium-sized businesses to undertake workforce planning, regardless of their knowledge and experience.
Last updated 28 June 2023