Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project Coordinator

RAPAD is calling for applications to fill the role of Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project Coordinator.


As the RSIS Project Coordinator you will:

  • Promote the RSIS objectives in the RAPAD region to identify current and emerging jobs predominantly in the tourism and hospitality, community services and agriculture (focused on the sheep and wool industries) sectors, and ensure there is a supply of skilled local people to meet demand,
  • Establish and support a local RSIS reference group, and ensure program objectives and project milestones remain the focus,
  • Lead stakeholder engagement activities including small group discussions, individual meetings and forums,
  • Engage with local industry and community to identify training and skills issues, and develop solutions in partnership with DESBT,
  • Provide high level project management and coordination of project to achieve outcomes associated with the Queensland Government’s Annual VET Investment Plan,
  • Provide timely advice and information to DESBT regarding RSIS project activities and outcomes,
  • Promote VET pathways and training available under the Annual VET Investment Plan,
  • Collaborate with RSIS Project Coordinators in other regions to share best practice and support the development of training solutions to challenging skills issues.

Your key skills

  • High-level interpersonal skills used to build relationships, overcome diversity and influence change,
  • Comprehensive understanding of the VET sector and related stakeholders including national and state regulators and professional industry bodies,
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Queensland Government’s Annual VET Investment Plan,
  • Strong time management skills and self-motivation and the ability to remain innovative and forward-thinking,
  • Demonstrated project management skills to identify strategic goals and work autonomously against a project plan to achieve milestones and key objectives,
  • Ability to understand current workforce and skills issues in the RAPAD region and specific to the target industries, and differentiate between training issues and broader workforce issues,
  • Ability to identify and facilitate cooperation amongst stakeholders with conflicting agendas and motivators,
  • Demonstrated ability in creating and building sustainable long-term networks and relationships,
  • Strong research skills and a demonstrated ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative data and information to inform project goals,
  • High-level written communication skills used to write and interpret briefs, written reports and other documentation as required,
  • High-level oral communication skills used to facilitate presentations, chair meetings and speak publicly.

 Key Facts

  • Two year role commencing 1 August 2018
  • Based in Central West Qld; preferably Longreach but that is not essential
  • Closing Date for applications is 6 July 2018
  • Vehicle provided for work purposes
  • $102k salary

 If you think you have the skills and attributes to undertake this role please contact David Arnold at for an application package or view the application package here