Program objectives

To ensure regional communities are connected to workforce and skilling opportunities, the Queensland Government has established 12 Regional Jobs Committees (RJC) across the state.

With membership made up of locals, RJCs develop region-specific solutions to local skilling and workforce needs.

Regional Jobs Committees (RJC):

  • identify local workforce challenges, connect local stakeholders with the Queensland Workforce Strategy and industry and government programs through resources, working groups or events and expos
  • members volunteer their time, experience, and knowledge within their area of expertise including training, education, industry, population, and local economy.

Program locations


Host organisation: Regional Development Australia, Wide Bay Burnett


Host organisation: Cairns Chamber of Commerce

Central Queensland

Host organisation: Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

Cassie Brophy

Cassie Brophy

Fraser Coast

Host organisation: Regional Development Australia, Wide Bay Burnett

Gold Coast

Host organisation: Gold Coast City Council


Greater Whitsunday

Host organisation: Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3)

Georgia Lavers

Georgia Lavers

Mount Isa

Host organisation: Mount Isa City Council


Host organisation: Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce


Host organisation: Regional Development Australia, Ipswich and West Moreton

Sunshine Coast

Host organisation: Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

Tracey Coobula

Tracey Coobula


Host organisation: Regional Development Australia, Darling Downs Southwest

Michelle Hillman

Michelle Hillman

Townsville North Queensland

Host organisation: Regional Development Australia, Townsville and Northwest Queensland

Lisa McDonald

Lisa McDonald

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 17 July 2024

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