Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network
QAWN is an industry-led rural jobs initiative funded by the Queensland Government. It consists of six agriculture workforce officers based with agriculture industry organisations including Growcom, Bowen Gumlu Growers Association, Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Mackay Canegrowers and FNQ Growers, who are working in partnership with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to help address agriculture’s labour and skill needs.
QAWN Officers work with growers to understand workforce needs, connecting growers with the most appropriate solution. This could include information on the variety of available employment options and wage subsidies, connecting growers with local recruitment and training providers, and/or providing an update on what funding opportunities are available to upskill workers.