New skills strategy released

20 May 2024: Good Jobs, Great Training – Queensland's new skills strategy has been released, setting the direction for the state's training system to support the state's growing and changing workforce over the next 5 years.

Released in 2019, Skills for Queensland – Great training for quality jobs was the Queensland Government's plan to secure our future prosperity through a skilled and adaptive workforce.

Read the archived Skills for Queensland – Great training for quality jobs (PDF, 1.7MB).

Key initiatives

Industry and small business

  • The Free Apprenticeships for Under 25s initiative expanded across to fee-free apprenticeship and traineeship training for Queenslanders up to 25 years of age.
  • Refreshed industry engagement approaches with a sharper focus on small business.
  • Establishment of a Ministerial Skills Roundtable.
  • Biannual regional skills and jobs summits to better inform government planning.

Future skills through an adaptive system

  • $5.5 million over 3 years for a micro-credentialing pilot.
  • $300,000 over 2 years for an industry-lead Higher Level Apprenticeship pilot.
  • An additional $5 million to support higher level skills.

Jobs for regional Queensland

  • New Regional Jobs Committees to identify trends and opportunities and deliver place-based solutions.
  • A further $5 million for the Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy so TAFE Queensland could continue to support regional workforces navigate change.


  • A new Skills Assure approach to quality for government subsidised training.

Inclusivity and the public provider

  • Public provider infrastructure investment of $105.8 million.

Better pathways

  • Better career advice in schools about VET options.
  • An additional $1.5 million to refresh and expand the Gateway to Industry Schools Program, with an increase from 6 industries to 10.
  • $1.6 million for a Link and Launch pilot initiative that will help disengaged young people to reconnect with further education, training and employment.
  • $2.3 million for a Digital Engagement Strategy to provide tailored information on possible career pathways to empower young people to make decisions about the right career for them.

Related information

Last updated 20 May 2024

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