Skills Queensland is responsible for aligning Queensland's skills system with the needs of employers, individuals, industry, and the community, to alleviate skill shortages and better position Queensland and Queenslanders to address future skill needs.
Skills Queensland utilises the following industry engagement strategies:
- Industry Skills Bodies to provide advice on industry specific skill and workforce development priorities. These organisations provide a structured mechanism to tap directly into industry, and play an important day-to-day role in ensuring that skilling services meet the needs of industry.
- Providing industry, employers, union and VET sector stakeholders with a "direct line of sight" on skills and workforce development issues.
- The Skills Queensland Industry Reference Group coordinates and drives consideration of key reform issues and provides advice to the Board across a range of issues.
- Skills Queensland also hosts periodic, industry reference forums on contemporary or relevant skills, higher education and employment issues. The forums aim to ensure that all industries are given the maximum opportunity to influence the direction of skills and employment strategies in Queensland.