2011 Queensland Natural Disasters Jobs and Skills Package
Skills Queensland, in partnership with the Queensland and Australian Governments, developed and coordinated the $83 million 2011 Queensland Natural Disasters Jobs and Skills Package to support Queensland industry, businesses and communities to recover from the flood and cyclone crises experienced during the summer of 2010-11.
The package ran from March 2011 to June 2012 and invested in skills and employment initiatives aiming to:
- mitigate skills and job losses
- support the retention of skilled workers in local communities
- address emergent skills shortages.
The package assisted 11,771 Queenslanders and focused on:
- providing community capability in the worst affected areas to support the recovery effort
- providing immediate job opportunities for residents of affected communities to support the recovery effort, to support the re-building program and to ensure local residents have the opportunity to remain in their local communities
- maintaining of apprentice numbers in critical industries to ensure skilled labour is available when local economies improve and to alleviate the impact of skills shortages in the longer-term
- alignment of future investment in skills development to maximise local employment as part of the re-building program.
Read the 2011 Queensland Natural Disasters Jobs and Skills Package Final Report (PDF 523KB / DOCX 1.92MB) for more information on initiatives and projects undertaken and outcomes achieved.