Development of Good Jobs, Great Training – Queensland's new skills strategy follows the most significant review in nearly a decade.

Public consultation to inform the development of a new vocational education and training (VET) strategy opened on 29 June 2023 and closed on 18 August 2023.

More than 8,000 students, parents, employers and organisations involved in VET contributed their feedback and ideas through submissions to the discussion paper, participation in forums and focus groups, and by completing the online survey.

We thank everyone for taking the time to have their say.


Weeks of consultation (29 Jun to 18 Aug 2023)


Written submissions received


Participants at 24 forums and focus groups


Online surveys completed

What we heard

Consultation findings are outlined in the Developing a new Queensland vocational education and training strategy – consultation summary.

Key findings

What is working well?

  • Government investment is mostly going to the right programs and pathways.
  • Training programs are leading to job outcomes for many students.
  • Queensland apprenticeship and traineeship programs are strong .
  • School students who participate in industry-connected training are more informed and empowered to follow career pathways to a job.
  • The training system offers flexible learning and training solutions and is well-placed to be more responsive.

What needs to improve?

  • Renew focus on current and future workforce needs across the training system.
  • Enhance access to training for regional, rural and remote communities.
  • Strengthen VET in schools to streamline transition-to-work pathways.
  • Boost training opportunities for mature age students, career changers and those looking to upskill.
  • Improve accessibility for employers and industry to engage with and influence the training sector.
  • Provide additional support to key student groups (e.g. First Nations peoples, migrants and mature age students).
  • Clarify and strengthen the role of TAFE and public providers in local communities and within the Queensland training system.
  • Enhance systems and frameworks to improve quality student outcomes and completions.
  • Promote the value of training pathways and encourage pride in the sector.

Related information

Learn more about the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032.

Last updated 20 May 2024

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