The Queensland Government has established Jobs Queensland, as an independent statutory authority providing strategic industry advice to government on skills demand and future workforce planning.
Jobs Queensland Act 2015 (PDF, 380KB) outlines the organisation's legislated functions and board structure.
Jobs Queensland is part of the government's commitment to make the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Queensland the strongest and most productive in the nation.
It will play a key role to foster a skilled and productive workforce for Queensland's changing economy and support Queenslanders into the jobs of the future.
Jobs Queensland will provide skills analysis of industry sectors across the state to advise government on current and future skills needs, undertake workforce planning activities and provide advice to government on the apprenticeship and traineeship system.
Jobs Queensland is a critical step in ensuring industry has an independent voice to help prioritise government's investment in VET to underpin effective skills development and sustainable economic growth.
Jobs Queensland will be led by an independent board with a mix of skills, experience and capabilities to provide the best possible advice to government.
Members will be drawn from industry leaders, employer and employee representatives, and individuals with expert or specialist skills to help meet its function.
The call for expressions of interest in joining the Jobs Queensland Board closed on 18 July 2016. Appointments will be announced in due course.
Interim Reference Group
An Interim Reference Group is overseeing the implementation of Jobs Queensland and will remain in place until the formal establishment of the board.
Members of the Jobs Queensland Interim Reference Group are:
- Rachel Hunter (Chairperson)
- Charis Mullen
- David Norris
- Kristine Skippington
- Alan Sparks.
Telephone: (07) 3436 6190
Mailing address: PO Box 80, Ipswich Qld 4305
Head office: Level 6, Icon Building, 117 Brisbane Street, Ipswich Qld 4305