The National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy (NRSWS) is a sector wide plan to address the skills and labour needs of the resources sector. The NRSWS will assist the resources sector to meet its increasing demand for skilled labour, maintain national momentum on addressing skills shortages, and further build Australia’s productive capacity.
The NRSWS comprises 31 recommendations across seven key areas:
- Promoting Workforce Planning and Sharing of Information
- Increasing the Number of Trade Professionals
- Graduating More Engineers and Geoscientists
- Meeting Temporary Skills Shortages with Temporary Migration
- Strengthening Workforce Participation
- Forging Stronger Ties between Industry and Education
- Addressing the Need for Affordable Housing and Community Infrastructure.
Responsibility for implementing specific recommendations that form the Strategy is shared between industry, state and territory governments and the Australian Government.
For further information about how the NRSWS is being implemented, see the Strategy Implementation page.
National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce
The National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy comprises all 31 recommendations made by the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce in its final report, Resourcing the Future.
On 15 March 2011, Senator the Hon Chris Evans, then Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations announced that the Australian Government had accepted all 31 recommendations presented in the report and that these would form the first stage of a National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy.
For further information about the Taskforce, see the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce page.
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