Our vision

Skilled Queenslanders and vibrant small businesses growing Queensland's economy.

Our purpose

We support Queensland's current and future workforce by connecting Queenslanders to learning opportunities through quality training, employment opportunities and by helping small business to start, grow and thrive.

Our contribution to government objectives for the community

The department is responsible for supporting the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development. In supporting our minister, the department is maintaining high-quality services and focusing on implementing the government's objectives for the community and its government commitments.

The Queensland Government's objectives are set out in the Statement of the Queensland Government's objectives for the community (PDF, 190KB).

We contribute to the government's following objectives for the community.

Good jobs: Good, secure jobs in our traditional and emerging industries

  • Supporting jobs—by delivering innovative and practical solutions to develop a strong and diverse workforce ready to support growth, strengthen our communities, and keep Queensland at the forefront of all economic opportunities.
  • Backing small business—by helping small businesses to start, grow and thrive through targeted and successfully delivered grants and support programs and to help keep Queenslanders in jobs.
  • Making it for Queensland—by working together with other agencies to increase access to new markets for regional small businesses and working with industry to adopt innovative manufacturing techniques to enhance global competitiveness.
  • Investing in skills—by connecting people to quality training and skills to create better employment pathways.

Better services: Deliver even better services right across Queensland

  • Backing our frontline services—by connecting people to quality training and skills to create better employment pathways.
  • Keeping Queenslanders safe—by upgrading and modernising health training facilities at TAFE Queensland campuses and supporting Queenslanders to undertake training in health and science.
  • Connecting Queenslanders—by supporting jobseekers to build their digital skills to connect with employment or further study and increasing the digital capability of small businesses to help them grow and protect their business.
  • Educating for the future—by partnering with schools and industry to enable young people to acquire qualifications, knowledge, skills, and attributes to deliver outcomes for students, local communities, and businesses.

Great lifestyle: Protect and enhance our Queensland lifestyle as we grow

  • Protecting the environment—by preparing the workforce to participate in renewable energy industries including investment in renewable energy training facilities.
  • Growing our regions—by supporting and growing regional partnerships and working with regional business and industry on projects and programs to support economic resilience and growth.
  • Building Queensland—by upgrading and building new TAFE Queensland infrastructure and facilities to ensure we have world-class learning environments.
  • Honouring and embracing our rich and ancient cultural history—by delivering a First Nations Training Strategy to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop skills relevant to local needs and secure jobs.

Last updated 8 March 2024

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