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The South Australian Defence Industry Workforce plan outlines initiatives to support South Australia’s future defence industry workforce needs.
Four key supporting measures are outlined below to support the delivery of this plan.
This initiative expands the national naval shipbuilding and sustainment workforce information and intelligence service commenced in May 2023 to address industry workforce across all defence domains.
Cost – Commonwealth funded and delivered.
Timing – Commencing July 2024.
Impact – Will provide regular up-to-date information and insights to help guide the development of the South Australian defence industry workforce and inform policy decisions, allowing government and industry to respond more quickly to supply issues.
This initiative will co-design guiding principles to enable consistent evaluation approaches for STEM programs and to provide consistent analysis across government of the impact and success of STEM programs.
Cost – Commonwealth and South Australian Government joint initiative during the implementation phase of the proposed initiatives.
Timing – Commencing 2025.
Impact – Will develop a consistent evaluation framework for the programs to ensure we are funding the right programs and can make adjustments to those not delivering their intended outcomes.
This initiative will create and provide visibility of a longer-term communications and engagement strategy that articulates the vision, opportunities and activities that will have the greatest impact. Underpinned by audience segmentation, it will deliver messaging and a synchronised schedule of outreach opportunities, including a career showcase series demonstrating the diverse workforce currently in defence, integrated into a single plan for people to engage with.
Cost – $1.35 million. South Australian Government funded and delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth and industry.
Timing – Established in 2023–24 for implementation from 2024–25.
Impact – Will provide potential workers with information on how best to engage with defence industry opportunities. Diversity will be a key feature of promotion and engagement.
The Commonwealth Government’s Migration Strategy to be released late 2023
will deliver policy shifts to ensure Australia’s migration program is:
The initial reform focus of the Migration Strategy is on the temporary skilled
migration program, the student visa program, migration planning and
simplifying our migration system.
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