LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Skills Formation Strategies in Queensland

 

 

Pages:
69

Languages:
English

Publication Date:
14 Nov 2012

DOI:
10.1787/5k9b9mjdj4xr-en

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The Australian state government of Queensland developed a set of Skills Formation Strategies as a new way to respond to skill shortages and mismatches. First piloted in 2002, the model was critical of traditional supply-side approaches to meeting industry needs for skilled labour, and stakeholders agreed that increasing skills supply without paying attention to good workforce management practices, skill utilisation and employee engagement would not resolve skill mismatches or shortages. Over 60 strategies have since been established as sector or area-based approaches, and have looked at issues as diverse as job re-design, linking into supply chains, and evaluation methods. This new form of industry engagement has been characterised by strong industry-led involvement, multi-stakeholder coordination, and flexible provision. The strategies’ successful outcomes have dispelled the myth that increasing training supply alone can resolve skills shortages, and as a result Queensland’s training organisations and local government have become better positioned to respond to industry needs.

 

Table of contents


  • INTRODUCTION
  • OVERVIEW
  • SKILLS FORMATION STRATEGIES
    • Employment and skills context in Queensland
    • Explaining Skills Formation Strategies
    • Rationale behind the concept: moving from supply-side to demand-side
    • Implementing and expanding the skills formation model
    • Geographical and sector spread
  • SKILLS FORMATION STRATEGIES IN ACTION
    • Health Skills Formation Strategy
    • Western Downs Regional Skills Formation Strategy
  • EVALUATION
    • A new type of industry engagement model
    • Redefining stakeholders‟ roles in skills policy
    • Brokering collaborative arrangements
    • Monitoring, evaluating and ensuring accountability
    • Working to ensure sustainability
    • Looking ahead: advancing the model
  • CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
  • COMMENTARY ON SKILLS FORMATION STRATEGIES REPORT
    • The supply-side approach to skills formation
    • Criticism of the supply-side approach
    • Factors leading to the establishment of Skills Formation Strategies
    • Difficulties in evaluating the process
    • A "local experiment"? Tensions within the skills eco-system and potential for mainstreaming

 

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