Workforce Futures

Applications for the Workforce Futures program have now closed and no further applications can be accepted.

The Workforce Futures program addressed key workforce development priorities for tourism and hospitality businesses. Through a national network of industry Skills Advisors, tourism and hospitality businesses underwent a comprehensive business analysis to identify workforce issues impacting on their performance.

Workforce Futures supported the development of 8 regional workforce development plans in designated “hot spots” across Australia. This was followed up with over 100 Skills Advisors supporting 2613 tourism and hospitality businesses to develop tailored enterprise workforce plans, concluding with providing access to targeted training for over 1,000 employees.

The final stage of the program is due to conclude on 30 June 2015.

Tourism and Hospitality Workforce Insights

Following the highly successful Workforce Futures program, Service Skills Australia is compiling a range of bulletins and reports that capture key insights into the workforce issues of tourism and hospitality businesses across Australia.

Click on the links below to download the Tourism and Hospitality Workforce Insights bulletins. We will be adding to this list as the bulletins are released, so check back regularly for the latest information.

Issue 1 looks at the key challenges facing businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry and how some of these shifted through participation in workforce planning and development.

In Issue 2 we look at innovation and the role small business has to play in increasing productivity and driving our economy through innovation.