Queensland workforce insights survey

This short survey is now open to all Queensland employers to help us understand current and emerging workforce priorities.

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Find information on support and resources for employers, industry, and communities to help meet their workforce needs. Job seekers and workers can also find information on jobs and training programs to help find a job, change careers or gain new skills.

The Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032 includes $70 million for new and expanded initiatives that build upon the extensive suite of existing government support for Queensland's workforce.

A range of case studies are also available showcasing examples of how Queensland employers and organisations are implementing different workforce solutions.

Industry Workforce Advisors
Industry Workforce Advisors are helping employers across Queensland to develop a workforce plan, identify workforce solutions and connect with relevant government programs, support and funding.

HR Support Grants for small business
Funding is available to small businesses with an immediate need for new and innovative human resources (HR) solutions to support their business. Through the Workforce Connect Fund, up to $5,000 is available for a HR Support Grant (subject to funding availability).

Back to Work
Support payments for eligible employers who hire unemployed Queenslanders are available through the Back to Work program. The program also offers support to find and keep employees. Locally based teams can provide guidance on support for employee attraction and retention and available assistance.

Small business short courses
Access a range of free short courses developed by TAFE Queensland that support businesses to recruit and retain employees. Topics include recruitment for small business, workforce management and becoming an employer of choice.

Mentoring for Growth
Talk to our free mentors to get options and ideas to attract and retain workers or help solve other business issues.

Diverse Queensland Workforce program
Support is available to assist Queensland migrants, refugees and international students looking for a path into employment. Employers can also engage with local hubs to connect with people looking for work.

Let's protect respect
Everyone should feel safe and respected at work, whatever their industry, job, title or status, gender or difference. Find out more about the support available to employers with apprentices and trainees to access information and advice, including guidance on addressing personal and workplace issues, to build safe and inclusive workplaces and help more apprentices complete their training.

Workforce Planning Connect
A range of materials that step businesses through the workforce planning process, regardless of experience, to assist them to access the skills and workforce their business needs.

Human resources health check
Use the simple, interactive human resources (HR) health check tool on Business Queensland website to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current HR approach and find opportunities to improve it.

Business Queensland workforce and employment resources
Access information on Business Queensland website to help you employ and manage staff in your business.

Free apprenticeships for under 25s
The Queensland Government will cover the cost of training with a training provider for employees under 25 across more than 130 different apprenticeships and traineeships.

Workforce stories and ideas
Find out what other Queensland employers are doing to solve workforce challenges.

Australian Government workforce support for employers
Find information on Australian Government support for employers to hire staff.

Workforce Connect Fund
Learn more about funding for industry and community-led projects to address workforce shortages.

Workforce planning guide
Access a 4-stage approach to developing a region or industry workforce plan.

Growing Workforce Participation Fund
Grant funding up to $200,000 available to industry groups to boost workforce participation.

Gateway to Industry Schools program
Partnerships between schools and industry to show young people what it's like to work in 11 different industries.

Rural Jobs initiative
Supporting Queensland agribusiness to attract, train and retain workers for good jobs in agriculture.

Queensland Future Skills Partnership
Providing new skills to help workers keep up with automation and technology advances in the Queensland resources sector.

Anticipating Future Skills
Access data to identify regional jobs growth or to help you understand what Queensland's future labour market might look like.

Industry Skills Advisors
These advisors work with employers, small businesses and industry bodies to provide advice about industry trends, regional skills needs, training solutions and employment opportunities.

Workforce stories and ideas
Find out what other Queensland employers are doing to solve workforce challenges.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work
These training projects help job seekers gain the skills, qualifications and experience they need to enter and stay in the workforce.

Diverse Queensland Workforce program
Support for migrants, refugees and international students aged over 18 to find employment.

Fee Free TAFE
Fee Free TAFE allows eligible Queenslanders to study high priority qualifications for free at TAFE Queensland, CQUniversity and Mater Education.

Queensland Future Skills Partnership
Providing new skills to help workers keep up with automation and technology advances in the Queensland resources sector.

Let's protect respect
Everyone should feel safe and respected at work, whatever their industry, job, title or status, gender or difference. Our Apprenticeships Info service provides information and advice for apprentices, trainees and employers, including guidance on addressing personal and workplace issues.

Find jobs and training support programs
Access support programs to help find a job, choose or change careers and gain new skills.

Last updated 21 February 2024

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