Workforce futures strategy focuses on the future of work for the Child and Family Support sector to be better positioned to harness opportunities to pursue success imperatives and continue to build a capable, responsive and sustainable sector workforce.
To meet the current and future needs of children, young people and families the sector requires a workforce that brings together the right people, with the right knowledge, skills, abilities and attributes, in the right places at the right time. Additionally, aspirations around the future of policy, demographics and digital transformation can help define what’s possible and guide the sector.
The Child and Family Support Sector Workforce
Children, young people and families who experience vulnerability are supported by a large cross-disciplinary workforce, employed in a range of occupations operating across different layers of the universal, secondary and tertiary service system.
Workforce Futures Workshop Series 2019
The QFCC, in conjunction with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte), brought the sector together for four workshops to consider a range of potential futures, likely impacts, and ten-year workforce outlook and workforce priorities.
A summary of the workshop series (PDF, 197KB) is available.
Workforce Futures Workshop Artefacts
Each of the workshops was accompanied by a post-workshop artefact presenting workshop information and workshop findings. Links to workshop artefacts below:
Workshop one – Drivers for change (PDF, 730KB)Workshop two – Future families experience (PDF, 526KB)Workshop three – Workforce futures scenarios (PDF, 436KB)Workshop four – Workforce futures showcase (PDF, 433KB)
Deloitte have distilled the insights from the workshop series findings into a discussion paper that outlines the future of work, key levers for change and workforce priority agendas for consideration by the sector.
The QFCC will use the discussion paper to have conversations with QFCC’s Community Partnership Group peak body members and other key stakeholders on next steps. The Community Partnerships Group is chaired by the QFCC’s Commissioner. The Group brings together executives from the Community Services Industry Alliance, CREATE Foundation, PeakCare, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak and the Queensland Council of Social Service to build an equipped, collaborative and capable service system.
The QFCC looks forward to the continued support of the sector of this key initiative for children, young people and families as we work together to keep children more than safe.
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