SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND
OVERVIEW OF THREE KEY INDUSTRIES THIS WEEK
EDUCATION INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT
The education and training sector is forecast to have the third-largest contribution to new jobs growth nationally in the five years to May, 2023, the Jobs department reports. It estimates 113,000 new workers will be required. Growth in the school-aged population is driving the increase in need for school education workers, while more non-teaching staff also are being employed.
Head of Data and Pedagogical Practices — Marist College
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT
The healthcare and social assistance sector will have the most new jobs in the five years to May, 2023, at 250,300, the Jobs department finds. The implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is largely driving the jobs growth, however, increasing demand for childcare as well as homebased care services for people with a disability and the aged also is contributing to the projected growth.
Disability employment advocates – Tursa
GOVERNMENT INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT
The public administration and safety sector is forecast to have steady growth in the five years to May, 2023, with 37,700 new jobs created, the Jobs department reports. The sector will have the sixthlargest contribution to new jobs nationally and employs staff in myriad areas ranging from local, state and federal government agencies to police, law, emergency services and defence forces.
Queensland Government Dept of Housing & Public Works