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The Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS) is a $15 million three-year Queensland Government funded initiative delivered by TAFE Queensland to support regional workforces to navigate economic change. Through the strategy, identified workers and workforces will be offered support to gain foundation, employability and technical skills to transition to the jobs of the future.

Assistance will be provided to workers at risk of losing their job due to economic change, retrenched workers, and workforces impacted by whole-of-industry adjustment.

Support provided by the strategy will be responsive — targeting workers that are at risk of being displaced from traditional industries, and providing a regional response to workers retrenched as a result of significant company closures. 


The strategy will also provide proactive support to employers in target industries including resources, manufacturing, infrastructure, food processing and agriculture sectors, to build workforce resilience and address skills or labour shortages.

Assistance will be tailored to suit the needs of each region based on community and industry consultation, and the population groups to be targeted.


Training costs

A co-contribution fee may apply for training funded by the Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy, similar to other Queensland Government subsidised training under the Annual VET Investment Plan (such as the Certificate 3 Guarantee). The level of fees payable may change based on individual circumstances or be contributed by a third party (e.g. employer). 


The toolbox of assistance measures that will be available in each region will include:

  • career planning, assessments, and other individual support
  • employability skills (may include literacy and numeracy, digital and specific vocational skills)
  • training (may include nationally recognised, industry recognised or non-accredited training).

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Thanks to the Queensland Government’s Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS) TAFE Queensland is helping to upskill eligible residents of Thursday Island and Northern Peninsula Area to work as a vocational educator and assessor.

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