- The RJSA has welcomed new members, the Australian Prawn Farmers Association, the Tropical Carbon Farming Hub and the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation to its ranks. We look forward to working together to provide strategic advice to the Queensland Government for skills and workforce planning issues.
- On International Women’s Day – 8 March 2021, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation identified financial insecurity as a significant issue for farm businesswomen and released a discussion paper to facilitate pragmatic steps towards a more positive future they can count on. Read more HERE.
- The RJSA has partnered with UQ Skills to deliver two ‘for women, by women’ editions of the Farm Business Management Skill Set program in April and June which aim to provide the skills and knowledge to manage farm business and business risks. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- North Queensland farmers and agricultural service providers are encouraged to attend free industry support network webinars facilitated by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation, the Australian Red Cross, and the Australian and Queensland Governments on Thursday, 18 March and Tuesday, 23 March. Details HERE.
- Join Food Innovation Australia Limited and the Queensland Farmers’ Federation for a virtual event focussing on export market insights and opportunities within the Australian food and agribusiness sector and abroad on Monday 29th March at 10am. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- The RJSA and FarmReady Hub have partnered to launch an online accreditation program for jobseekers looking to enter the agriculture sector. Farm Ready hub can help farm business, employment agencies and trainers to farm ready employers. Connect with FarmReady cardholders HERE or send an email HERE.
- The Australian Government has released the National Agricultural Labour Advisory Committee’s report – National Agricultural Workforce Strategy: Learning to excel , and the Australian Government roadmap to attract, retain, upskill and modernise the agricultural workforce. Read more about the committee’s outcomes HERE.
- The Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) is an industry-led rural jobs initiative funded by the Queensland Government. The seven agriculture workforce officers aim to work with agriculture businesses to understand your workforce needs and to connect you with the most appropriate solution to help grow your business. Learn more about the officer for your region and contact them HERE.
- To support Queenslanders in the wake of COVID-19, TAFE Queensland is providing recognition of prior learning (RPL) at no cost. The FREE RPL program is a great way to turn your skills and experience into a recognised qualification and is available across a range of industry areas including agriculture. More information HERE.
QFF Project Manager Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance
07 3837 4726