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As part of the Skills for Queensland – Great training for quality jobs strategy, Regional Jobs Committees were established across the state. The establishment of these committees aligns closely with advice provided by Jobs Queensland on the importance of place-based skills and employment strategies.

These committees are part of the Queensland Government’s plan to work within the community and help grow local industries by ensuring they have the skilled workforce for the jobs they need now and into the future. Committees are located in:

  • Bundaberg

Each Regional Jobs Committee is supported by Jobs Queensland and can draw upon our research and industry engagement to help identify their region’s workforce  development priorities and to inform training investment needs.

Access to reliable and quality data is important when developing a workforce plan.

Jobs Queensland employment data and projections

Jobs Queensland’s Anticipating Future Skills series is at the forefront of employment projections for Queensland and provide users with access to highly valuable workforce and employment projections to support region and industry planning.

If you would like to discuss how to access or customise region or industry specific data from our Anticipating Future Skills series or would like a demonstration of the easy-to-use Portal and Data Explorer, please email

Anticipating Future Skills regional overviews

The Anticipating Future Skills series provides users with access to projections at the regional level based on Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) regions, as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The five Brisbane SA4s have been combined in this report to take into account the larger natural labour market.

The below summaries cover the Regional Jobs Committee areas.

  • Wide Bay (covering Bundaberg and Fraser Coast)

Successful workforce planning is a collaborative partnership between key stakeholders, led by region or industry leaders, and supported by sound evidence. Jobs Queensland can support regional workforce planning activities by:

  • facilitating meetings between key government and industry stakeholders as well as training, skills and employment networks
  • actively participating in regional workforce planning activities, including attending or presenting at meeting and events.

As an independent voice to government, Jobs Queensland is a conduit for communication and a vehicle for change. We provide regions with an avenue to raise opportunities and challenges to highlight and progress local workforce planning and development activities and solutions.


For more information and to discuss the support and assistance Jobs Queensland can provide for regional workforce planning activities, email or call (07) 3294 4706.