About the Workforce Council

The Workforce Council empowers the workforce of the health and community services industry to reach its full potential through access to knowledge, support, planning and quality professional development opportunities.

We are Queensland’s peak body for workforce issues, a role that is founded on deep connections and strong collaborations with industry, community and government.

We enhance the important work being done by health and community services workers throughout Queensland, providing essential services that make our communities healthier, more liveable and cohesive.

The Workforce Council makes it easier for organisations and employees in the health and community services industry to do their jobs well.

Helping you develop a well-planned workforce

We use our connections and expertise to influence, support and improve the:

Context in which the Industry operates
Policies, investments, frameworks, and programs that affect the ability of the industry’s workforce to be effective.  Learn more about our research and representation work.
Capacity of organisations
Insights, planning support, and development tools employers need to run compliant, productive and well-resourced organisations. Learn more about how we can help you with workforce planning.
Skill of individuals
Pathways, learning opportunities, knowledge and networks that help people join the industry, apply themselves on the job, and enjoy successful careers. Discover our range of events or tailored workforce development opportunities.

We are also available anytime to offer advice and support to enable you to start strengthening your team or your organisation.

Brochure: We are the Workforce Council Annual Report: 2015-2016

An important and diverse industry

The health and community services industry is Queensland largest employer and comprises a wide range of sectors, workplaces and roles. Almost 60% of the workforce we represent is employed in hospitals, medical and other health care services, while about 40% are employed in residential care services and social assistance services.

An experienced and committed team

The Workforce Council was founded in 1992, and is recognised as the peak body for the health and community services industry. Over more than two decades, we have developed deep connections with all industry sectors, community and government.

Our team cares about the industry and has helped thousands of people to make positive improvements in their day-to-day work practices across a range of disciplines and skill-sets.  We seek ways to collaborate with others to achieve common goals, with a focus on respect, reconciliation and inclusion.

Delivering for our members

We are a member-based body, and value your support and involvement.

Constitutional membership is free and an important part of the Workforce Council’s governance. Members help us understand the needs of the industry, so we can comprehensively represent it when important decisions are made.

LEARN MORE about Membership

Committed to Reconciliation

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we do our work across Queensland. We recognise the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have within community and country. We pay our respects to the Elders of this land; past, present and future.