About the Gold Coast Regional Jobs Committee

What are Regional Jobs Committees?

Regional Jobs Committees (RJC’s) are funded by the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. They are part of a broader plan to work with key stakeholders to create more jobs, improve training pathways and drive economic activity across Queensland.

RJC’s are one of the key actions of the Skills for Queensland - Great Training for Quality Jobs Strategy, which includes a strong focus on engagement and local leadership of skills and workforce challenges.

The Gold Coast joins seven other regions in the implementation of a Regional Jobs Committee.

The Gold Coast’s population has increased on average 2.5% per year over the past decade. This is above Queensland average of 1.8% per year and national average of 1.7%.

This growth is a real strength, however there are also challenges such as the continued reliance on tourism focused sectors (such as accommodation and food services, arts and recreation and retail) which has exposed the Gold Coast to COVID-19 job loss impacts, above the State average.

The Gold Coast is historically known for 3 pillars: Tourism, Construction, and International Education, however, the City’s economy is diversifying from those traditional sectors to include increasing maturity in sectors such as biomedical, clinical trials, Industry 4.0, advanced manufacturing, marine, food processing, and sport.

The Gold Coast Regional Jobs Committee (GCRJC) is being managed by Regional Development Australia Gold Coast (RDA Gold Coast) and is comprised of representatives of industry leaders and employment sector representatives.

The GCRJC will support the City’s traditional economic strengths whilst actively growing emerging sectors to increase the City’s economic resilience, offer greater job variety, and support ongoing business investment.

The GCRJC will:

  • Engage with regional employers, and industry stakeholders to ensure training and employment solutions are more accurately aligned with local skills needs and economic activity to support regional jobs growth.
  • Identify future skill needs to build an employee pipeline to support the growth of key industry sectors.
  • Deliver a proactive and actionable future plan to enable economic growth and prosperity for the Gold Coast.

The GCRJC will deliver this project in three stages:

  • Mapping of existing employment and skills agencies
  • Jobs of today
  • Jobs of tomorrow
Skills for Queensland Strategy