Reports, research and data
Skills Queensland undertakes extensive research and data analysis as part of its role in providing advice on Queensland's skills and workforce development needs.
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Queensland Occupations in Demand
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Skills and workforce development plans
Skills and Workforce Development Investment Plan
The development of an annual Skills and Workforce Development Investment Plan is a key function of Skills Queensland. The 2013-14 Investment Plan is based on Skills Queensland's analysis and industry consultation and advice. It identifies priorities for government investment in skills, qualifications and workforce development, with a focus on key reforms to the VET funding framework to improve the performance and output of the vocational education and training system in Queensland.
Resources Skills and Employment Plan (PDF 4.45MB)
The Resources Skills and Employment Plan was developed to respond to strong growth in the resources sector with predictions of 40,000 jobs being created by 2020, and to maximise opportunities for Queenslanders to participate in resources sector growth.
Surat Basin Workforce Development Plan
Read more about the headline initiative of the Surat Basin Future Directions Statement.
Skills Queensland response to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce (PDF 872 KB)
This submission to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce, based on Skills Queensland's expert analysis and industry consultation and advice, focuses on key reforms to improve the performance and output of the vocational education and training system in Queensland.
This report outlines Skills Queensland's progress in delivering a responsive skills system that increases the productivity, participation and social inclusion of all Queenslanders.
Industry Skills Reports
Industry produces Industry Skills Reports annually. This section provides an overview of these reports and access to the Industry Skills Snapshots which summarise these reports.
2011 Queensland Natural Disasters Jobs and Skills Package Final Report
The report details the outcomes achieved through the various skiills and employment initiatives and project undertaken as part of the 2011 Queensland Natural Distasters Jobs and Skills Package, a joint Queensland and Australian Goverment initiative to to support Queensland industry, businesses and communities to recover from the flood and cyclone crises experienced during the summer of 2010-11.
Gateway to Industry Schools Program Annual Report 2011-12 (PDF 1.35MB)
The report highlights activities undertaken in the six industry areas supported by the Gateway to Industry Schools Program, the key industry school engagement strategy of the Queensland Government.
The digital economy and impact of the National High Speed Broadband Network: Implications for skills development in Queensland
The availability of improved high speed broadband infrastructure is expected to enhance access to the digital economy and have a significant positive economic impact, providing opportunities to increase productivity and innovation, as well as improve access to information. In order to begin grappling with what the digital economy and national high speed broadband network could mean for Queensland, particularly for skills and workforce development, Skills Queensland conducted a review of existing research in late 2012.
Queensland Occupations in Demand
Queensland Occupations in Demand List
As part of its core activities, Skills Queensland monitors changing skills demand in the Queensland economy. To assist in this work, Skills Queensland has developed a robust system to review occupations which are in demand across Queensland. Each quarter Skills Queensland publishes the Queensland Occupations in Demand List, which provides a summary of the highest ranked occupations based on a numerical assessment of relative labour demand strength of all occupations in Queensland.
Statutory Role Research Project Final Report
The report details the finding of research commissioned by Skills Queensland and undertaken by the Kinetic Group to examine the supply of workers into statutory roles in the Queensland mining sector and considers strategies to increase the number of qualified people available to fill those roles.
Report into the Welding Standards and Skills Required for CSG/LNG Infrastructure Construction
This report, which was commissioned by Skills Queensland, analyses the construction welding needs of the CSG/LNG sector and the skills development required to support upcoming CSG/LNG construction projects. This report was developed by Manufacturing Skills Queensland.
Rail Skills Audit
This audit, funded by Skills Queensland, establishes the existing needs of rail industry stakeholders to help shape future workforce development and strategies.
Surat Basin Health and Community Services Workforce Action Plan
Skills Queensland funded the development of the Action Plan to meet Action 11 of the Surat Basin Workforce Development Plan. Skills Queensland contracted the Health and Community Service Workforce Council to identify and prioritise critical issues that are shared by regional industry stakeholders and to outline strategies and actions to address these issues through partnership, coordination and resourcing.
Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce
Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce Final Report
The Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce was established by Government on 19 June 2012. The Taskforce's final report identifies strategies to improve the match between training and job outcomes for individuals, employers and industry as well as providing clear advice on the future role and strategic direction of TAFE Queensland and flexible skilling solutions that will reduce barriers and red tape. The Taskforce report centres on four fundamental components and promotes the importance of positioning VET as a distinct and valuable component of Queensland's education and training system, specifically supporting achievement of the government's economic goals.
Queensland Government's response to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce final report
The Government response to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce final report sets out the reforms needed to focus training on job outcomes, transform skills investment, renew TAFE Queensland and strengthen trade skill pathways in order to revamp and modernise Queensland's vocational education and training sector. The Government response identifies four key objectives for reforming the State's vocational education and training sector.
Skills Queensland response to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce (PDF 872 KB)
The Skills Queensland submission to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce, was based on expert analysis and industry consultation and advice detailed in the 2013-14 Skills and Workforce Development Investment Plan.
Other external reports
Queensland Post-secondary Education and Training Review Final Report
A summary of the July 2010 independent review of Queensland's vocation education and training and higher education system.
Resourcing the Future - National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce Final Report
A brief overview of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations report.
Skills for Prosperity - a roadmap for vocational education and training
Access to the Skills Australia report outlining reforms for the Australian vocational education and training sector.
Apprenticeships for the 21st Century: 'A Shared Responsibility'
A brief explanation of the Australian Government report outlining reform options for the Australian apprenticeships system.
Vocational Education and Training Workforce Research report
A short summary of the Productivity Commission's research into Australia's Vocational Education and Training workforce.
10 per cent Training policy
Read more about the policy which plays a role in ensuring the building and construction industry continues to employ apprentices, trainees, cadets and Indigenous Australians.
Coordinated Project Workforce Management Plan fact sheet
This fact sheet provides guidance on the consultation process required during the development of a Workforce Management Plan during the SIMP process for projects deemed as ‘coordinated' by the Coordinator-General.
Coordinated Project Workforce Management Plan template
This template will assist you meet the requirements of Criteria 1 - The estimated composition of the proponent's project workforce.
Jobs and Skills Package fact sheets
Access to a series of fact sheets about the 2011 Queensland Natural Disasters Jobs and Skills Package.
Skills Queensland develops a series of statistical snapshots focused on key skills and workforce development issues in Queensland.
Spotlight on productivity (PDF 276 KB)
Spotlight on the economy (PDF 198 KB)
Spotlight on labour (PDF 288 KB)
Skills System Performance (PDF 241 KB)
Skills Info (Australian Government)
SkillsInfo provides comprehensive data on industry employment trends and industry prospects in Australia; information on the Australian labour market, vacancy trends, skills shortages, regional employment, and education and training.
Labour Market Information Portal (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)
The Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) provides up-to-date labour market information for Australian Government agencies to assist them in understanding regional areas around Australia.
Skills shortages (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)
DEEWR monitors the labour market for a range of skilled occupations to identify and report on shortages, and also conducts surveys of employers in specific industries and locations to identify their recruitment experiences.
Leading Indicator of Employment (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)
The monthly Leading Indicator of Employment anticipates movements in the growth cycle of employment.
Skilled Occupation List (Skills Australia)
Skills Australia develops the Skilled Occupation List for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. It determines eligible occupations for general skilled migration purposes and identifies occupations which are of high value and will assist in meeting the medium and long term skill needs of the Australian economy.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
The ABS provides a range of skills and workforce statistical information and data.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)NCVER collects, analyses, publishes and disseminates research and statistics on vocational education and training in Australia.
Queensland data sources
Queensland Labour Force Summaries (Queensland Treasury)
The Labour Force brief summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the monthly trends in employment, labour supply, the participation rate and the unemployment rate, released in the monthly ABS publication, Labour Force: Australia Preliminary, Cat. no. 6202.0. It also includes an interstate comparison of employment growth, labour force growth and unemployment rates and a brief summary of trends in job vacancies during the month in Queensland and Australia.
State labour force data
Regional labour force data
Queensland Department of Education and Training
The Department of Education and Training provides specialist research into Queensland labour market behaviour and trends.
Queensland Skills Shortages - Summary (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)
'Skill Shortages - Summary' provides an overview of the results of the DEEWR skill shortage research over time, indicating changes in employers' experience recruiting the skilled workers they need and allowing comparisons across occupations.
National reform agenda
National skills reform agenda (COAG Reform Council)
Australian Government Job Outlook
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