Our Industries Reference Group

As the peak body for the health and community services workforce in Queensland, forming partnerships and working collaboratively with industry, community and government is a key part of the way the Workforce Council provides support to our industries.

Our Industries Reference Group (IRG) is central to this work, providing advice on matters of policy and priorities within the health and community services industries. This 62 person advisory group is formed from our Constitutional members, with representation from organisations across the health and community services industries in the following categories:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Remote and rural
  • Peak
  • General
  • Unions
  • Employers

Our IRG representatives play an integral role in supporting the Workforce Council to champion workforce reform and influence the broader workforce development agenda for the health and community services industries by:

  • Contributing to multi-partite representation on both the IRG and the Workforce Council Board.
  • Guiding the strategic direction of the Workforce Council.
  • Providing advice on strategic policy to the Workforce Council Board in relation to cross sector and industry wide issues and priorities.
  • Providing advice and assistance in the preparation of industry reports on workforce and skills development.


Industry consultations

Through our IRG, the Workforce Council creates a community of learning, providing mechanisms for continuous information sharing.

To facilitate ongoing engagement with our members, the Workforce Council hosts three consultative meetings across the state each year. These meetings bring together a range of stakeholders representing industry, government and training organisations to explore current and emerging workforce trends; challenges and opportunities for the health and community services industries; and future priorities.


Want to help shape your industry’s workforce? Find out how you can become a Constitutional member of the Workforce Council.