A shortage of skills and labour is placing significant pressure on public sector entities and private organisations across the state, nationally, and internationally. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and international border closures have contributed to the problem.

Skills and labour shortages also have social and economic impacts. The flow-on effects of COVID-19, along with the changing economic landscape have created challenges in many occupations, including those related to health and teaching, and there are continuing shortages in technician and trade occupations.

Audit Objective

This audit will examine how effectively the Queensland Government is identifying and managing the risks associated with labour and skill shortages.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Department of Education
  • selected public sector entities.
Area of focus
Sustainable communities and environment
Parliamentary Committee
Education, Employment, Training and Skills Committee
Anticipated tabling: to be advised