The Queensland Fitness, Sport and Recreation Skills Alliance (previously Recreation Training Queensland) has been supporting our industry since 1993.
Our support has spanned industry’s interaction with the education and training sector, broadening more recently into the field of workforce development (relating to the attraction, development and retention of industry’s workforce).
Over this period we have produced many significant and tangible outcomes for industry. As we work ‘behind the scenes’, many people remain unaware of our achievements.
- 2011 Industry Skills Report
- JSDO funded to assist the Sport and Recreation industry with flood and cyclone projects
- Represent QLD in the National Industry Advisory Committee
- Funded to develop an Industry Volunteer Portal
- Negotiated and implemented a training brokerage arrangement with the State Government that will see us broker more then 1000 training places for industry under the State/national 2009-2012 Productivity Places program (PPP).
- Supported and sponsored around 50 industry enterprises to utilise the Small Business Solutions program that provides business ‘health check’ and mentoring opportunities for small industry employers.
- Established an Industry Capability Program that marries action learning with high quality seminars and learning materials to provide important professional development opportunities for leaders and emerging leaders in the industry. Over 30 (unique) industry organisations have already participated in the Program since its launch in early 2010, many on a repeat basis.
- Provided training advice and promoted training products and pathways to hundreds of industry enterprises, with substantial consultancy-level advice provided to a mix of over 150 industry enterprises and training organisations (many on a repeat basis).
- Produced skilling reports on an annual basis that have influenced government Vocational Education & Training allocations for the industry, securing increases in the industry’s government-funded education and training allocation from 301,750 to 1,617,489 contact hours for the period 1996 to 2006.
- Facilitated a state-wide Skills Formation Strategy for the industry. This strategy helped industry to identify and tackle major skilling issues, and has led to a continuing focus on volunteering via targeted research and the tentative development of a volunteer portal that will link prospective volunteers with real volunteering opportunities within the industry.
- Established and supported relationships between key industry, training provider and government entities at various levels for education and training delivery purposes.
- Instigated industry traineeships in Queensland, and through promotional activities, increased traineeship take-up rates.
- Developed and project-managed a number of innovative employment programs for the industry. Examples include school-based traineeship projects for high level junior athletes and employment programs for clients classified as 'at risk'.
- Provided industry advice as part of 185 government-led quality audits of Registered Training Organisations.
- Facilitated (across all four sectors) industry input into the development and maintenance of national industry Training Packages, since their inception into this industry in 2000, including additional sessions and opportunities for the fitness industry here in Queensland as part of the recent review and consolidation of all our national Training Packages.
- Chaired and participated in course accreditation processes for Certificate I through to Diploma (curriculum-based) qualifications, prior to the development of national Training Packages.
- Developed and distributed a range of industry assessment, workforce development, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and mapping resources to support training organisations and industry bodies involved in delivering training opportunities for the industry.
In achieving these outcomes we gratefully acknowledge the ongoing funding and support of the Queensland Government.