Health and Community Services project funding applications now open!
The Health and Community Services sectors are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, and this issue will only grow with the increase on demand for services across the industry.
To support these sectors to address workforce issues, Jobs Queensland, CheckUP Australia, Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS), Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) and The Services Union have partnered to form the Queensland Care Consortium (QCC).
As part of the QCC, The Services Union is committed to supporting the development and delivery of industry-led, government-enabled activities that will support workforce development, attraction and retention in Queensland’s Health and Community Services sectors. A Project Champions Group (PCG) comprising the QCC members will provide guidance and oversight of these projects.
Funding totalling $750,000 for 2022-23 will be made available soon to support action-based projects that address workforce issues and skills shortages across the Health and Community Service sectors.
The opportunity to apply for funding will be open to not-for-profit organisations, industry organisations, an enterprise of group of enterprises, to work collaboratively to design and implement sustainable place-based attraction, development and retention activities to meet gaps in local workforce planning and development efforts.
We encourage you to visit the Jobs Queensland website at https://jobsqueensland.qld.gov.au/current-partnerships/queensland-care-consortium/ and read through the application guidelines (including selection criteria) and FAQs, and consider submitting an application to seek funding for relevant projects that deliver practical workforce solutions for the Health and Community Services sectors across Queensland.