Workforce Development​

Workforce Development is a combination of managing the size and composition of your workforce, retaining, managing and skilling that workforce.

View information on workforce planning to help you think about skills you’ll need to grow your business: how to find people with skills and, if you already have them in your business, how to keep them.

There are many resources and publications available to assist in developing your workforce.

Other more general resources include:

Building Australia's defence supply capabilities. (PDF) 2012, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency.

The Engineering Profession – A Statistical Overview, 9th Edition (PDF) 2012, Engineers Australia. 

Food and beverage workforce Issues Paper. (PDF) 2013, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency.

Future focus: 2013 National workforce development strategy (PDF, 2 MB). 2013, Australian Workforce Productivity Agency. 

Future focus: Australia's skills and workforce development needs. (PDF, 8 MB) Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency.

Future-proofing local government: national workforce strategy 2013-2020. (PDF) 2013, Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government.

ICT Workforce study 2013. (PDF) 2013, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency.

Mind the Gap: Why agrifood's potential in the Asian Century is far from assured. 2013 Environmental Scan from Agrifood Skills (PDF) Agrifood Skills Council.

Projecting the radiation oncology workforce: Input to the Tripartite National Strategic Plan For Radiation Oncology in Australia.  2012, The Allen Consulting Group.

Retail workforce study. 2014, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency in partnership with the Industry Skills Council, Service Skills Australia.

Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs. 2013, Department of Health.

South Australia resources workforce scoping report 2013 – 2020: a workforce analysis of the current and future requirements within the South Australian resources sector. (PDF) 2013, RESA.

Print Page

Please help us improve our website by rating our page.

How useful was this page?

Thank you for rating our page.

I would like to give more feedback.

Welcome to Skills for All

Welcome to our new website for career, training, apprenticeship and traineeship, funding and workforce information. Training providers and apprenticeship and traineeship users can log in to STELA, ATIS and their Skills for All Provider Application from this home page.

For information about Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology policies, science, research and digital technology services, and news releases visit

For help to find what you need, call our Infoline on 1800 506 266.