The Regional Jobs Committees (RJCs) are part of our plan to work with local communities through:

  • improving training and employment pathways
  • identifying projected future growth industries
  • connecting stakeholders
  • delivering localised solutions.

The committees are one of the key actions of the Skills for Queensland – Great training for quality jobs strategy which includes a strong focus on engagement and local leadership of skills and workforce challenges.

Since late 2019, 9 Regional Jobs Committees have been established in the following locations:

Host organisation RJC locationContact
Regional Development Australia, Wide Bay Burnett Bundaberg (Jobs Bundaberg)
Cairns Chamber of Commerce
Regional Development Australia, Wide Bay Burnett Fraser Coast (Jobs Fraser Coast)
Regional Development Australia, Gold Coast Gold
Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3)
Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce Redlands
Regional Development Australia, Ipswich and West Moreton
Regional Development Australia, Darling Downs South West

Regional Development Australia, Townsville and North West Queensland

The committees identify and address workforce issues within their region/community, drive job growth and plan for the future by:

  • identifying underutilised cohorts and/or barriers to training, workforce participation and business growth
  • developing strategies that address workforce and skills issues
  • identifying future community growth or industry expansion, and subsequent new skills while maximising employment opportunities
  • ensuring strategies are in place to support communities to grow their own workforce or access services to fill future jobs
  • providing connection between stakeholders.

Regional Jobs Committees provide an opportunity for local stakeholders to work together to align regional skills and workforce development with local industry and employer needs.

The committees are bringing together local business, government, community leaders, training providers, industry representatives, high schools and unions to ensure training and employment solutions are more accurately aligned with local skills needs and economic activity to support regional jobs growth.

Regional Jobs Committees activity

The Regional Jobs Committees are helping their communities to bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19 and work towards the Queensland Government's Good People. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032 at a local level.

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Last updated 20 September 2023

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