Workforce Plans: Ready for action!

This month marks the final stages in the co-design of workforce plans for the sexual assault, women’s health and wellbeing and domestic and family violence sector with implementation plans for the coming year well underway.

We are delighted with the plans, particularly the broad workforce development focus of the activities that will be delivered on both a statewide and regional level. These activities are themed across a workforce spectrum:

• Growing the workforce
• Retaining the workforce
• Developing the workforce
• Supporting the workforce
• Connecting the workforce, and;
• Sustaining the workforce.

The workforce spectrum highlights the sectors commitment to building a strong and sustainable workforce and the need for a diverse range of strategies and actions to achieve that. Examples of activities that will be undertaken this year include:

• Developing a career and capability framework
• Developing a sector induction program
• Delivering an online workshop series sharing cutting edge research and thinking
• Gathering and analysing workforce data
• Supporting place-based and statewide projects through WorkUP Queensland grants
• Developing an online workforce development hub, and;
• Delivering a wide range of learning and developing programs using a range of approaches.

We look forward to working with the sector to implement all of these exciting actions and more over the next twelve months.