The RJSA has the pivotal role in establishing, leading and overseeing a collective approach by industry providing strategic advice to the Queensland Government for skills and workforce planning issues.
RJSA is point of reference for bodies charged with the development, review and maintenance of national packages relevant to Queensland agriculture and rural and related industries.
The RJSA is working with industry and the government to develop an effective model for getting industry specific intelligence. Industry expertise will clearly identify workforce supply gaps and the best-value-for-money investment opportunities for training and skills expenditure.
QFF, its member industry members, in conjunction with AgForce, continue working to transition how the sector engages with governments on education, training and workforce planning matters.
The Alliance’s aim is for a new whole-of-agriculture approach with a regional specific focus. This is currently underway through the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).
Likewise, the AgForce Schools Industry Partnership Project (SIPP) and the revamped Gateway Schools for Agribusiness program are important components of the overall Alliance member efforts to streamline programs so that on-ground activities are more coordinated and more visible to all stakeholders.