- From a seed sown in the classroom, Queensland high school students are growing their agricultural careers with a new video showcasing some of the many and varied career opportunities offered by the sector. Check out the video HERE and read the media release HERE.
- The RJSA’s Working together to build the future Queensland agriculture workforceevent in November 2018 saw increased co-operation between industry and training providers that could improve mutual outcomes for the agriculture sector, its workforce and the training sector. Details HERE.
- There has been a rise in the number of young Australians working in agriculture. While those working in agriculture are older on average than the general workforce the proportion of under 35-year-olds has risen over the past five years to 29 per cent in 2016. For more information, click HERE.
- Growcom’s south east Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network officer is currently running a project in the Caboolture area assisting local people find sustainable employment in the horticulture industry. For more information about the project HERE.
- Skills Impact is inviting your feedback on the anticipated skills and training needs for farming industries between 2019-20. They have been documented in a draft IRC Skills Forecast document, along with proposed projects to review national qualifications and skills standards. It will be submitted to the AISC in April. Read the report HERE.
- Join the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network in the coming months as they travel across the state delivering one-day informative workshops focusing on workplace relations, understanding labour hire licensing and workplace health and safety. For more information and to register, click HERE.
QFF Policy Officer Workforce Planning
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