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Project update

Jobs Queensland delivered the Queensland Tourism Workforce Plan 2017-20 (PDF, 1.48MB) in July 2017 following extensive consultation with industry and communities around Queensland. The Plan, as part of our commitment under Advancing Tourism 2016–20: Growing Queensland Jobs (PDF, 2.9 MB), provided an industry-endorsed strategic framework to build on the tourism industry’s strengths, while providing clear achievable and measurable goals that Government and industry could implement together.

During consultation with tourism stakeholders, industry was very clear about what it wanted – ‘do-able’, realistic recommendations that could be ‘owned’ by industry in partnership with Government and actioned at a local level, as well as statewide. Actions included in the Plan will require strategic investment, collaboration and partnerships involving all levels of government, training providers, industry organisations, employers and individual stakeholders.

Four key themes were identified – careers, local workforce, skills and collaboration. These themes were reflected in every region, however, the order of priority and magnitude of need varied from region to region.

(PDF, 1.48MB)

Hill Inlet, Whitsundays

Hill Inlet, Whitsundays. Photographer: Jason Hill. Photo courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland.

Regional tourism workforce plans

Jobs Queensland committed to developing region-specific tourism workforce development plans to reflect these variances, and to provide practical solutions at a local level. These regional plans have been developed in collaboration with industry.

Plans have been developed for the following regions:

  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg North Burnett
  • Capricorn
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gladstone
  • Gold Coast
  • Mackay
  • Outback
  • Southern Queensland Country
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Townsville North Queensland
  • Tropical North Queensland
  • Whitsundays.

Last updated 30 July 2018