THE CURRENT PICTURE
44,000 new jobs in the next 20 years at the
Brisbane Airport precincts at the rate of approx. 2, 500 p.a.
Questions that need to be considered….
WHAT EMPLOYMENT SECTORS WILL THESE JOBS BE IN?
WILL THERE BE A SKILLS GAP FOR SOME OF THESE JOBS?
WHAT WILL BE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM ON SCHOOLS PREPARING
STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE AND FURTHER STUDY IN SOME OF THESE AREAS?
WILL THERE BE SUFFICIENT VOCATIONAL PREPARATION UNDERTAKEN BY SCHOOLS TO PREPARE
STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE?
WILL TAFE AND EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDERS HAVE ALL NEW SKILL AREAS COVERED OFF
WITHIN THE COMING 3
INDUSTRY SKILLS COUNCILS
Have identified emerging skills across 11 sectors..
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES
TRANSPORT, STORAGE & LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY
Are senior school subject offerings geared up to meet the needs of these pathways to further study?
will spend $3.3B in infrastructure in the next ten
New terminals (27 new check
Development of aviation related precinct
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN INCREASE AT THE AIRPORT PRECINCT IN THE DEMAND FOR EXISTING SKILLS IN AREAS
SUCH AS RETAIL, HOSPITALITY, BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING PRACTITIONERS, REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY
Are TAFE Colleges , RTO’s and Universities prepared for an influx of students to enroll in these areas?
SOME BARRIERS FOR EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & TRAINING SECTORS TO CONSIDER…
Areas of Transport, Storage & Logistics are not seen as ‘SEXY’ career paths by young
THE NEW SKILLS
To cope with changes in radar technology, airframe building techniques,
navigational aids, new aircraft software systems
GREEN SKILLS IN TRADITIONAL TRADE AREAS TO ENSURE ENVIRONMANTAL SUSTAINABILITY.
For example, Electrical tradesmen need to be trained to construct and fit
solar power generating systems to structure roofing.
(Rephrase this one
Plumbers will require
training as population increases, water
availability diminishes and the recycling of ‘grey’ water becomes more
More to come here
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS THIS
GROWTH AND FILL IN THE SKILLS ‘GAP’?
ALIGN SECONDARY SENIOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM WITH THE POTENTIAL
NEW SKILL REQUIREMENTS AT A VOCATIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEVEL
TAFE AND RTO’S SHOULD CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THE NEW COMPETENCY
BASED TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN THE AREAS OF EXPANSION AND
CATER FOR THE INCREASE IN NUMBERS AS A RESULT OF THE NEW JOBS IN
UNIVERSITIES SHOULD MAKE THEIR FACULTIES AWARE OF THE
TECHNOLOGICAL GAP THAT IS IMMINENT AND PROVIDE ADVANCED
CURRICULA IN THE APPROPRIATE AREAS TO MEET THE EMERGING NEEDS
OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
Transport to and from the airport for employees needs to be addressed by
appropriate Translink Authorities, as access is currently difficult