- Are you looking for well prepared and ready to work staff? Are you a potential employee wanting to find work in our industry? A redesigned new “Farm Ready” tool will be available from the 16 of December. Check out the benefits of the tool for your business HERE and register HERE.
- The RJSA welcomes Emma Robinson, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation‘s new Workforce Planning Project Officer. Emma will be developing a Queensland Agriculture Workforce Plan that will inform the agriculture sector of its business capability needs, its workforce, skills and training needs and the strategies to build a sustainable workforce. Meet Emma and learn more about the project she is working on HERE.
- The RJSA recently hosted two online webinars for training providers and other interested stakeholders in the vocational education and training sector. Each of the events engaged a range of stakeholders from across the State, including Registered Training Organisations, industry representative bodies and government agencies. Read the forum notes HERE.
- Eight paid positions for early-career advisors and/or graduates are available in different host organisations across the Great Barrier Reef catchments for 15 months through the Agriculture Work Placement Program. QFF is holding webinars on 14 December 2020 and 12 January 2021 to provide more information, register now HERE. In the meantime, read the position descriptions HERE.
- Industry peak organisation CANEGROWERS has teamed up with TAFE Queensland and the RJSA to create a course aimed at improving farm profitability called Pricing Essentials for Cane Growers and is encouraging sugarcane growers to register. Details HERE.
- If you are a Queenslander looking for work, on university holidays, or a working-holiday maker, opportunity abounds in horticulture. With farms located from Stanthorpe in the state’s south to Lakelands in the far north and almost 100,000 hectares under production, there are job opportunities for every Queenslander. Find more information HERE.
- If you’ve employed or tried to employ Working Holiday Makers recently, you are invited to take part in a short survey being conducted by Flinders University on behalf of Austrade. The survey is looking at how Australia’s Working Holiday Program is addressing skill needs in regional Australia and contributing to economic prosperity. Have your say HERE.
- The Department of Education, Small Business and Training announced that some Rural qualifications will be funded under the JobTrainer Program including: Certificate III in Rural Operations; Agricultural Chemical Skill Set, Certificate III in Animal Studies; Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing; and Certificate III in Agriculture. For a full list and any relevant restrictions click HERE.
QFF Project Manager Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance
07 3837 4726