Priority 1: Developing Queensland’s ICT workforce
It is vital the Queensland ICT industry and ICT workforce has the size, skills and experience to remain globally competitive and contribute to Queensland’s economic and social growth.
Research indicates that over 50% of Australia’s ICT workforce is employed outside traditional ICT-related industries. Jobs of the future will require different skills that can respond to advances in technology.
This priority seeks to address forecasted ICT skills shortages, plan for emerging and future ICT and capabilities requirements, and support the development of opportunities for the ICT workforce to adapt as technologies and jobs change by:
- identifying current and future in-demand ICT skills and capability requirements for the Queensland ICT industry
- partnering with VET, higher education and training organisations to influence pace of change and the prioritisation of ICT courses that respond to Queensland’s future ICT labour market priorities and to ensure students training leads to real jobs
- exploring opportunities to develop place-based workforce development opportunities across the ICT industry and Queensland Government
- driving improved access to ICT lifelong learning and mid-career development opportunities.
- Increased ICT workforce size and skills in Queensland.
- Increased VET and higher education ICT enrolments.
- Better matched skills to the labour market.
This consultation has now closed and we are reviewing the responses.