Industry Workforce Advisors

CheckUP has been selected as the Industry Workforce Advisory organisation for the health and First Nations health care and social assistance industries, reporting directly to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

The aim of the program, established as part of the Good people, Good jobs - Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2023, is to provide tailored workforce planning assistance to small and medium employers, enabling them to address workforce challenges, diversify their workforces, and support workforce and productivity growth. This may include identifying recruitment strategies to expand applicant pools and consider underrepresented cohorts such as migrants, skilled migrants, young people, first nations, and/or those with a disability.

Maximising workforce participation enables employers to draw on a larger talent pool, ensuring all Queenslanders have access to employment opportunities, particularly people who have previously been underrepresented in the workplace. By increasing participation and leveraging the existing skills, experience and qualifications of all Queenslanders, including migrant communities, the state can build a stronger, more capable workforce.

CheckUP's Industry Workforce Advisors will work directly with individual employers to:

  • identify workforce challenges, develop a workforce plan and suggest options to address the challenges including accessing grants and incentives
  • refer small businesses to funding available under the Workforce Connect Fund for new and innovative HR solutions
  • assist employers to develop strategies to recruit and attract people for their workforce, including from diverse cohorts, and other potential labour supply, such as skilled migration
  • connect employers with the department's programs including grants and initiatives, the Business Queensland website and available Australian Government programs and incentives.

By investing in the health workforce and addressing the challenges it faces, we can help ensure that all Queenslanders have access to high-quality, timely, and equitable healthcare. 

We are inviting Expressions of Interest from small to medium health businesses across Queensland to access workforce planning assistance and services, through the Industry Workforce Advisors. Click here to complete an Expression of Interest form.

To learn more about how CheckUP's Industry Workforce Advisors can support your business, please contact our team members.

Sector

Industry Workforce Advisor

Health

Vicky Meyer
Email:
vmeyer@checkup.org.au
Mobile: 0436 814 501

Vicky Meyer is a highly experienced and accomplished workforce policy and planning professional with over 15 years of service in the not-for-profit and state government sectors. Her considerable knowledge of the health industry and the Vocational Education and Training sector, coupled with her expertise in policy development, project coordination and management, has enabled her to successfully deliver a wide range of regional, sector-wide, and organisational workforce projects. With a strong track record of building long-lasting relationships and engaging key industry stakeholders across government, not-for-profit and community-based organisations, Vicky has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of workforce planning for the health industry. She has worked at CheckUP since May 2020, engaging extensively with stakeholders to identify training and skills priorities and inform investment settings for the health industry, and is now eager to share her learnings and support people to achieve their workforce planning goals in her role as Industry Workforce Advisor for Health. 

First Nations health care and social assistance

Andrew Legg
Email:
alegg@checkup.org.au
Mobile: 0498 801 004

Andrew Legg is a Western Kuku Yalanji man of the Kuku Mini clan and the Malanbarra clan of the Yidingi peoples of Far North Queensland. He also shares ancestry to the Malakula Island in Vanuatu. He has a diverse professional background, having worked in various fields such as entertainment, trade, sales, business management, and human services. He is deeply passionate about working towards positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as in areas such as human services, cultural practice and acceptance, the workforce industry, the environment and education. He is characterised as an outgoing, enthusiastic, and determined individual who is eager to make progress. Andrew commenced work at CheckUP in November 2022 and in his role of Industry Workforce Advisor for First Nations Health Care and Social Assistance is eager to utilise his skillset and knowledge to help identify solutions for businesses and assist them in applying for grants.