Project Stages

Stage 1

Mapping of existing employment and skills agencies

This initial stage will identify, map and drive linkages between relevant bodies, organisations and departments delivering funding and initiatives available across all levels of Government, to leverage employment uptake and response to job vacancies.

The objective is to reduce potential duplication and optimise program delivery and jobs uptake.

A meeting was held recently with various stakeholders to assist in this mapping (see organisational model below). The intention of this stage of the project is to identify the key organisations in the Gold Coast employment and skills sector and to identify linkages, key roles, and responsibilities.

Stage 2

Jobs of Today

The traditional economic strengths of tourism and hospitality will continue to be a mainstay for the Gold Coast economy. This industry has been severely impacted by the challenging environment due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021.

A priority will be working with industry operators and key delivery agents to find ways to support tourism and hospitality jobs within this challenging environment and understanding their needs and opportunities.

A Review of the Gold Coast Tourism and Hospitality Workforce Context

Stage 3

Jobs of Tomorrow

This stage will proactively engage with regional employers and industry stakeholders to ensure training and employment solutions are aligned with the skills and employment needs of the future.

This is a direct response to the changing nature of work and increased adoption of advanced technologies.

Industries to be engaged include space, advanced manufacturing, food processing, biomedical, marine and Industry 4.0.

This stage will identify the future skill needs to build an employee pipeline to support the growth of our key industry sectors.

Sector based roundtables will be held 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.

We need to understand what those jobs of tomorrow will be and ensure that our local current students have the skillsets and qualification required to fill those roles.

From the industry perspective:

  • Identify the emerging workforce opportunities and trends.
  • What are the requirements from these roles?

What skillsets or qualifications would be desirable?

Download the final report below.

Gold Coast Regional Jobs Committee Final Report