Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context in Mount Isa

Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context (DWCC) recently wrapped up in Mount Isa after five months of delivery. This program was developed by the Health and Community Services Workforce Council (Workforce Council) and the delivery in Mount Isa was funded by the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC). The aim of DWCC in Mount Isa …

Four ways job descriptions can help you and your team

The story of Somebody, Everybody, Nobody and Anybody This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was …

New Partnership for Healthy Futures

Media Statement Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships The Honourable Mark Furner Thursday, March 16, 2017 New Partnership for Healthy Futures A $150,000 Palaszczuk Government partnership with one of Queensland’s largest Indigenous-controlled health organisations is helping to Close the Gap of disadvantage on National Close the Gap Day. …

Skilling Queenslanders for Work’s successful projects announced as new funding round opens

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative is looking for the next round of innovative projects to assist job seekers on to positive career paths. The first funding round for 2017–18 is now open, with $60 million available over the year to provide skills, training and jobs for up to 8000 disadvantaged Queenslanders. Eligible organisations may …

A strategic approach to cultural capability

Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context (DWCC) is a new program that has been developed by the Health and Community Services Workforce Council (Workforce Council) in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community. It brings together the best of Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi (our cultural capability program) and Workforce Planning to …

Consultation on Future Skills Strategy

Media Statements Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills The Honourable Yvette D’Ath Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Consultation on Future Skills Strategy Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath has called for public input on a draft strategy designed to ensure Queensland has the skilled population needed to attract investment, and encourage …

Wanted: up to 1100 workers for South West Qld NDIS rollout

Acting Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland The Honourable Mark Ryan Sunday, January 01, 2017 Wanted: up to 1100 workers for South West Qld NDIS rollout The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached another milestone in Queensland, with the scheme rolling out in Toowoomba and west to …

$20,000 Back to Work “Youth Boost” kicks off in regional Queensland

JOINT STATEMENT Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs The Honourable Grace Grace Thursday, December 01, 2016   $20,000 Back to Work “Youth Boost” kicks off in regional Queensland Employers in regional Queensland now have an extra incentive …

Queensland Government Media Release – Careers Expo a one-stop-shop for jobseekers

Media Statement Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland The Honourable Coralee O’Rourke Friday, October 14, 2016   Careers Expo a one-stop-shop for jobseekers Jobseekers will today flock to the Townsville Careers in Disability Expo to meet prospective employers and to learn how they can apply for …

Queensland Government Media Release – Jobs Queensland leading path to future employment

Media Release Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills The Honourable Yvette D’Ath Tuesday, September 13, 2016   Jobs Queensland leading path to future employment The Palaszczuk Government has announced an important element of its plan to create jobs and drive Queensland’s future economic prosperity. Following a widely advertised expression of …

Leading from the Middle

Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s that collaborating, info-sharing, utterly badass educator, Bex Swainson from Children @ Bay Terrace in Wynnum. Let her in! Bex’s impromptu visits to ECE centres in the Wynnum area have become synonymous with community, generosity, and raising the standard of ECEC for the benefit of the whole community. She is a …

Queensland’s Workforce Readies for NDIS Jobs Bonanza

Queenslanders can look forward to a jobs boom and a stronger, more capable workforce thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Queensland NDIS NGO Workforce Strategy– WorkAbility Qld: Building tomorrow’s NDIS workforce – was launched Tuesday (1 March 2016) at Parliament House in Brisbane. The Strategy was launched by the Honourable Coralee O’Rourke …

Strengthening the Child Protection and Family Support Sector Workforce in Queensland

Strengthening the Child Protection and Family Support Sector Workforce in Queensland The Health and Community Services Workforce Council (Workforce Council) welcomes the release of the Queensland Family and Child Commission’s (QFCC) draft strategy: Strengthening the Sector: A strategy for working together for a more sustainable service system across the child protection and family support sector. …

Budget Boost for QLD’s health and community services

The Health and Community Services Workforce Council (Workforce Council) has welcomed Tuesday’s Queensland budget announcement of a strong commitment to investment in jobs, health and education in Queensland. The 2015-16 budget will see the injection of $1.6 billion for the Working Queensland jobs plan, that will help to promote job growth and investment through key …

Recruiting trainees does not have to be a struggle!

Attention all staff from health and community services who are involved in recruiting processes and growing teams. Don’t just “make do” or “get by”! If your team needs extra staff to carry out the services of your organization, take the steps today to get the trainee support you need tomorrow. If you’re amongst the 61% …

Is a trainee right for you?

Queensland’s Health and Community Services Industry is experiencing rapid change. Finding the right staff with the skills your organisation needs now and in the future has never been this critical. Traineeships are one way of meeting your workforce needs now and shaping the staff of tomorrow. Here are a few ways trainees can offer real opportunities.

Thanks for everything Townsville.

  The Workforce Council was in Townsville this week for the Annual Regional Skills and Workforce Development forum, networking event and Industry Reference Group meeting.  This is a quick note to thank everyone that came from all around and participated in the various components across the two days! Great insights were gained from the tremendous knowledge …