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 agricultural   workforce   support 

 Central highlands &   central west queensland 

Supporting the development of a modern and capable workforce to meet agribusiness employment opportunities.

 STRENGTHENING 
 QLD'S AG WORKFORCE 

The Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) is an industry-led, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries funded initiative to attract, retain and upskill local ag workforces. Meg is the Agriculture Workforce Officer for the Central Highlands and Central West Queensland regions, hosted by CHRRUP in Emerald.

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 HOW WE CAN HELP 

AWO's provide local agribusinesses with free advice and guidance on workforce attraction, retention and development of their workforces, regardless of their commodity or organisation membership. We work with businesses and job seekers to understand their workforce needs and connect them with the most appropriate solutions to promote business growth.

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TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT

We offer training, employment advice and support.

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INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

We connect industry professionals with jobseekers and service providers. We also provide information about current government workforce incentives.

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LOCAL INDUSTRY INSIGHT

We provide local industry insight to help shape future government policies and investments

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Portal for accessing grain harvest information directly relating to

COVID-19

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 COVID-19 Workforce   Resources 

Queensland Government has developed a Grains Harvest engagement hub. This eHub has relevant and up-to-date information and resources concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and 2021 grains harvest. This includes information on border crossing requirements and responsibilities of contractors, freight operators and workers. 

There are other resources such as information regarding Pacific Labour scheme and Seasonal Workers Program which can also be found on the DAF engagement hub.

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We can help you develop skills and knowledge essential in 

AGRIGBUSINESS

 SKILLS AND TRAINING  
RESOURCeS 

Participating in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work training project, Skill Gateway helps job seekers gain skills, qualifications and experience they need to enter and stay in the agribusiness workforce.

 SKILLS GATEWAY 

The national register of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia,
overseen by the Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
Training.gov.au is the authoritative source of: 

 

1. Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)

Consists of training packages, qualifications, units of competency, accredited courses and skill sets. 

2. Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Organisations who have the approved scope to deliver Nationally Recognised Training as required by national and jurisdictional legislation within Australia.  

 Training.gov.au 

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 Queensland Training and Information   Service (QTIS) 

QTIS is the source for all information on apprenticeships and traineeships approved for delivery in Queensland, including details on supporting courses and qualifications, restrictions calling and Skills Assure suppliers (RTOs). 

 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND   CENTRAL WEST QUEENSLAND 

To find out more about any upcoming training opportunities relating to workforce development, visit our event page.

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 Agriculture specific job   sites 

There are a variety of sites to help kick-start your career in agriculture. Below are a few examples of sites that are active in our region. Alongside these sites, CHRRUP and QAWN will provide you with support and guidance - whether you are looking for work as a jobseekers or where to promote vacant positions in your agribusiness.

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Ringers from the top end

Cattle station and feed lotting jobs.

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Harvest Trail

Gains harvest, horticulture picking and packing jobs. 

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CQ JobLInk

Central Queensland's local job board.

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Working holidays

For seasonal work in the Central Highlands