The Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) will assist DESBT to bridge the gap between existing training opportunities provided through demand-driven VET investment programs and current workforce skill needs in targeted regions.

Through this Strategy DESBT is partnering with selected regional communities to identify region specific training and skill needs and collaborate on training solutions that will support and encourage economic growth. This approach will result in customised regional priority skills lists and subsided training, improved identification of emerging and available jobs in each region, and greater awareness of local training available.

DESBT is supporting a number of projects and has engaged a host organisation in each targeted region. An RSIS coordinator has been appointed for each RSIS project to engage with local employers in target industry sectors to identify skills and training needs and work with DESBT to develop training solutions.

There are currently 9 RSIS projects across Queensland that have identified Health Care, Social Assistance and/or Community Services as target industry sectors.

Current RSIS projects and regions

Region Target Industry

Bundaberg Health

Central Western Qld Community Services

Fraser Coast Health and Social Assistance

Goondiwindi Health and Community Services

Redlands Health and Social Assistance

Scenic Rim Health

Southern Downs Health and Aged Care

Tablelands Health and Social Assistance

Toowoomba Health and Social Assistance

Engaging with the local RSIS Coordinator can enable businesses in target industries to access training solutions allowing them to maintain a skilled workforce.

Co-contribution fees may apply to training delivered under this scheme.

Funding Source: DESBT

For further information on RSIS including a list of projects and project coordinator details visit:

This information was correct at the time of publication 11/3/21.