Industry skills coordination program

The Industry Skills Coordination Program leverages the capabilities and capacity of industry stakeholders by providing funding to targeted organisations for workforce planning and skills development.

CSQ is committed to delivering a skilled workforce for the future. Over the years, we’ve found one of the best ways to influence this is to collaborate with industry stakeholders and use their experience and industry connections to create new workforce development, skilling and capability building opportunities.

Each year, we invite industry partners, like employer associations, unions, major building enterprises and organisations working in regional and remote areas including Indigenous communities, to apply for funding under our Industry Skills Coordination Program.

The program provides funding industry partners to deliver things like:

  • guiding localised and sectoral workforce planning, development and training strategies
  • identifying trends in skilling and workforce planning
  • reviewing the future skills needs of the existing workforce
  • coordinating and promoting workforce training programs for the industry
  • promoting diversity
  • identifying and promoting strategies to improve the uptake, retention and completion of apprentices and trainees, including improving mentoring practices and models
  • identifying and promoting best practice to facilitate improvements in attraction, retention, safety, productivity and innovation.

Since its introduction in 2016, the program has allowed us to work collectively to build on industry learnings each year, ensuring we’re always delivering best practice improvements in workforce planning and development, retention, safety, productivity and innovation.

The program allows CSQ to monitor statewide industry skilling profiles to identify and guide localised workforce planning and development and shape future training investment.

If you’d like to find out more about the program please contact us.