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Jobs Queensland has been established by the Queensland Government to provide strategic advice to the Government on future skills requirements, workforce planning and development issues and the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Queensland.

There have been numerous reviews and reports into apprenticeships and traineeships, and agreement is that the apprenticeship and traineeship model – that combines employment with accredited training– has been, and remains, an effective vehicle for skill development and an important pathway to employment.

Jobs Queensland would like to discover what is working well within the system for employers, apprentices and trainees, industry and the broader community, and what is not.

There is a discussion paper on how the system is meeting the current and emerging skills needs of industry and areas that could be strengthened. The ‘Positive Futures: Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Queensland’ discussion paper can be found here and more information can be found here.

The NRA will be providing feedback to the Queensland Government by 20 December, so if you would like to let us know your views and how you think the system could be improved, please contact our Training Director Yvonne Williams.