The LGAQ continued to support councils to lift workforce capability across the sector.
In recent years, Queensland Non-Indigenous councils have had access to more than $15.75 million of Government funding.
A $1.6 million skills development program for the 16 Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils achieved an 87 percent completion rate with 961 personnel in remote indigenous communities gaining a formal qualification or accredited skill set. This exceeded the program target of 200 enrolments with a 50 percent completion rate.
These results demonstrated the benefits of an industry-led and managed approach to skills development through collaboration between the LGAQ and key State Government agencies. The program was so successful the LGAQ has been invited to apply for a further round of funding.