Our Workforce Development Initiatives portal is a digital resource available for the Human Services sector as an insightful decision-making tool for anyone involved in the planning and implementation of workforce development strategies.

The portal was developed to streamline accessibility of the multitude of workforce development and training programs, information and new pilots which are underway. We anticipate the portal will contribute to a reduction in duplication of effort as well as informing future decisions about investment of time and funding.

It can be used by employees, employers, organisations, RTO’s, educators, and peak bodies as a place to search and access content, or to contribute to by submitting workforce development initiatives for inclusion.

CEO of the HSSO, Jodi Schmidt, encourages all sector stakeholders to explore the site and, if relevant, contribute their initiatives to the portal to make the information available as comprehensive as possible.

“Currently, having to navigate the volume of information across all sectors can be complex and time consuming,” she said.

“Additionally, there is the risk of duplication of effort for those organisations and individuals trying to solve workforce issues. The creation of the portal means that we can learn from the past and better plan for the future.

“With sector collaboration, we are confident with time it will lead to best practice methods being shared – as well as the implementation of meaningful workforce development programs which are responsive to changes in the human services sector”.

You can access the portal via the link below.

Explore the Portal