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 is responsible for leading Queensland's skills development strategies across the labour market, including vocational education and training (VET), VET in schools, employment programs, higher education and skilled migration.
Skills Queensland functions include:
- advising the Minister for Education, Training and Employment on the direction of the skills system and workforce development, employment programs, and skilled migration
- partnering with industry skills bodies to:
- identify demand through workforce planning
- strengthen the quality of training delivery and the link with business needs
- stimulate further demand and make use of skills through workforce development activities
- plan statewide training investment
- provide strategic investment in training and workforce development.
Skills Queensland is built upon high quality engagement with industry. Read more about Skills Queensland's industry engagement strategies.
Read more about the role and activities of Skills Queensland in increasing workforce development in Queensland.
The development of an annual Skills and Workforce Development Investment Plan is a statutory function of Skills Queensland. The Plan is required to identify priorities for government investment in skills, qualifications or workforce development. Read more about the Skills and Workforce Development Investment Plan
Last updated: 24/04/2012