0035 Queensland Tourism Industry Council
- Submitterʼs name
- Queensland Tourism Industry Council
- Submitted on behalf of
- Professional body or industry association
About the submission
- Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Arts and Recreation Services
- Education and Training
- Please identify which occupations your submission relates to:
- Certain categories of occupations (eg professionals, managers or tradespeople)
- What occupation categories does your submission apply to?
1. Are there additional labour market factors, for which there are national datasets available (ideally aligned to 6-digit ANZSCO occupation level), that are relevant to future refinements to the Departmentʼs analysis and methodology?
What is the frequency of data release?
- Whilst the methodology adequately analyses the supply perspective, it fails to consider the increasing demand for specific positions, for example chefs and pilots. The five-year average growth rate for total visitor nights in Queensland is projected to be 4.0% over 2014–15 to 2019–20, or 3.9% over 10 years. This compares to 4.4% total five-year average annual growth for Australia, or 3.8% over 10 years. The large forecast growth across the tourism and hospitality industry will impact the required workers across these industries. Given an existing 8% shortage of workers in the industry, it is integral that the revised methodology considers the growth of visitation and growing demand to the state alongside the growth and demographics of the population.
It is unclear from the proposed methodology the timeframe for review of the proposed ‘traffic light bulletin’, how stakeholders will be made aware of changes to occupations on this list and the timeframe required for making comment on the suitability of the occupations listed. This needs to be clarified prior to finalisation of the new methodology. In particular, timings for high demand occupations.
2. The Department is also seeking submissions on suitable datasets that are disaggregated by region. Please provide details if you are aware of such a dataset, including whether it is aligned to ANZSCO occupations and how often the dataset is updated.
3. Is there any other advice or evidence that the Department should consider in its review of the methodology?
- Industry-specific jobs reports should also be considered when determining occupations for inclusion in the program. The Jobs Queensland, Tourism Workforce Plan 2017-20 highlights workforce requirements for the tourism and hospitality industry – the regional plans due to be released in the coming months will provide specific regional requirements. Furthermore, the Deloitte Tourism Workforce Report illustrates key areas of the industry where there are workforce and skills deficits that require focus and forecast needs for the industry. Both these reports provide insight into the demands of a growing industry and the skills shortages faced by the industry.
- Do you have any supporting material for your submission?