6th National LG Workforce Development Forum

6th National LG Workforce Development Forum
25 April 2013
, Australian National University, Canberra

On 18-19 April 2013, ACELG convened the 6th National Local Government Workforce Development Forum at the Australian National University in Canberra. The Forum brought together representatives from federal government departments and agencies, industry peak bodies and skills councils, and state and territory government departments and local government associations.

The focus of the Forum was the implementation of the National Local Government Workforce Strategy 2013-2020, which will be officially launched by the federal Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Anthony Albanese in coming weeks.

Though not yet formally released, the intent of the Forum was to explore the Strategy and to commence the development of state and territory based implementation plans. These will be progressed in the months to come.

The Forum Objectives were:

  • To facilitate the implementation of the Strategy
  • To develop state and territory based implementation plans focussing on local needs, within a national monitoring framework
  • To discuss the findings of the Australian Local Government Workforce and Employment Census, and how they might impact implementation
  • To review and evaluate Australian Government skills and workforce development initiatives and funding opportunities, and how they will support Strategy implementation.

The Forum agenda can be downloaded here.

Forum presentations available for download:

Melissa Gibbs, Assistant Director & Karen Purser, Project Coordinator, ACELG
Update, analysis and discussion on implications of findings of the Australian Local Government Workforce and Employment Census (ALGWECensus) with relation to Strategy implementation

Jenny Spear, Skills Connect Network Branch, Skills Connect Division, Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE)
Connecting Enterprise with Skills Solutions

Tobias Seldon, Director, Employer Engagement, Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP) Taskforce Providers and Youth Corps, Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
RJCP - Opportunities for Employers

Dr Katherine Barnes, Acting Director, Workforce Development Policy, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA)
2013 National Workforce Development Strategy

Lynn James, Manager, Industry Skills and Liaison & Lora Smith, Industry Liaison Officer - Local Government, Government Skills Australia (GSA)
Workforce Development and Funding Opportunities

Isabel Osuna-Gatty, Workforce Development Coordinator – WELL Broker, Community Service and Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC)
Workforce Development Opportunities

Denise Poole, WELL Broker, Service Skills Australia (SSA)
Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL)

View the 2012 Workforce Forum and information and presentations.

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