Regional Education, Skills and Jobs Plans

The Regional Education, Skills and Jobs Plans were developed by Regional Education, Skills and Jobs (RESJ) Coordinators through close engagement with local communities. The Plans incorporate views from young people; parents; employers; educators; service providers; peak bodies; community leaders; government organisations and agencies; and other interested individuals and organisations. The Plans draw strongly upon existing strategic plans in each region, including the local Regional Development Australia regional plans.

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Each RESJ Plan reflects community priorities and goals and includes local strategies to achieve those goals for the four key themes expressed in each RESJ Plan; namely:

  • early childhood education and care
  • school education
  • tertiary education and training
  • jobs, skills and workforce development.

The Plans build on the range of services and programmes already offered by the Department of Employment (the department) and the strategies also draw on the programmes of other government agencies as well as the opportunities arising from major local projects.

The first publication of the RESJ Plans was in July 2012 and the second editions below were published in July 2013. The new editions incorporate strategies that respond to changes in local circumstances that have arisen since the RESJ Plans were first published. These changes have been identified through continuing community input, and through access to new data.

The Plans are living and responsive documents that will be revisited throughout their implementation to June 2014.

For further information on the department's programmes and initiatives mentioned in the RESJ Plans, please refer to the department's website.

If you require access to a previous Regional Employment, Skills and Jobs Plan, please send an email to

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