Workforce Development Planning




Workforce development planning ensures that the current and future needs of the construction and property services industry are met by identifying skills and labour market needs in response to demographic, economic and labour market conditions and other challenges that ongoing social and environmental changes bring.

Skills Oz works closely with industry employers, peak bodies, regional, State and Federal Governments, training organisations, community and other stakeholders to design and deliver strategies, policies and actions that will build, attract and retain a skilled, productive and capable workforce.

Our approach to workforce development planning focuses on the integration and delivery of strategic and operational outcomes for the business, stakeholders and employees to strengthen the success of an organisation and maximise productivity.

This approach benefits the whole of Industry promoting effective leadership and delivering training and career programs that create a workplace environment that supports and motivates every employee and helps businesses to create a sustainable workforce.

Workforce Development Mission

We work with the construction and property services industry to build, plan and develop the workforce to meet Australia’s needs now and for the future.

Workforce Development Values

In all our decisions, operations and relationships we value:

Innovation: In responding to the needs of the industry, clients and stakeholders
Integrity: In designing, directing, delivering and evaluating workforce development and training
Quality: In planning and service delivery to achieve industry and stakeholder centred outcomes
Collaboration: Through building strong relationships based on respect, trust and honesty with stakeholders to balance diverse needs and and achieve daily common goals.


Skills Oz can assist with:

  • Workforce incremental and systematic change
  • Applied research – real world industry and business productivity
  • Future growth sectors – design of skills development for new and emerging industries
  • Innovation in course development, product design and delivery
  • Workforce training and skills development
  • Completion rates of apprentices
  • Attract, recruit and retain employees
  • Project and program management
  • Attracting and Retaining employees
  • Indigenous workforce engagement
  • Women in non-traditional roles
  • Upskilling of existing workers
  • Mentoring and support
  • Equity and diversity strategies
  • Workplace literacy and numeracy
  • Contract management