QAMH is one of seven community groups in Queensland to receive new funding, under the State Government’s Health and Community Services Sectors Workforce Development project.
QAMH is funded for the Mental Health Industry Connector Project which aims to support students enrolling in the Certificate IV Mental Health qualification at TAFE Queensland (Mooloolaba and Southbank Campuses). Support includes connecting organisations in our sector with students completing the certificate qualification – smoothing the way for student placements and supporting our skilled future colleagues.
“The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector needs a workforce that has the right mix of skills and knowledge, achieved through contemporary and high-quality training. We are pleased the State Government has invested in strengthening workforce skills, and enhancing career pathways”, Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) CEO Jennifer Black says.
Ms Black added that the funding focus for all projects is on supporting First Nations people, young people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This will assist in increasing workforce capacity and diversity for the sector.
By 2024-25 it is projected that the Queensland Health and Community Services sectors will employ more than 440,800 people. This is an additional 63,000 people employed compared to 2020-21. With strong workforce growth projected, these projects will support workforce development, attraction and retention in the sector and focus on supporting priority cohorts to participate in Queensland’s workforce to fill service gaps.
This initiative is funded by Jobs Queensland as an action arising from the Good jobs. Good people: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2032.
The Queensland Care Consortium is a partnership between Jobs Queensland, CheckUP Australia, the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) and The Services Union.
The formation of the QCC is part of Jobs Queensland’s Health and Community Services Sectors Workforce Development project, a multi-year commitment to plan, develop and deliver practical workforce solutions driven by industry, for industry.
The establishment of the QCC is in support of the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2032.
For more information about the Queensland Care Consortium visit https://jobsqueensland.qld.gov.au/current-partnerships/queensland-care-consortium/
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