Supporting the Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry in Queensland

Workforce Development


Active Queensland Industry Alliance is the Industry Skills Advisor to the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for the fitness, sport, recreation and racing industries in Queensland. This role includes providing industry intelligence to the Queensland Government that will:

Inform and align Queensland Government training and skills priorities and decision making, including program design and investment settings
Support and connect the Department's Industry Engagement Framework and priorities which includes, but is not limited to the work of DESBT Regional Officers, Regional Jobs
Committees, Jobs Queensland and the Ministerial Skills Roundtable;
Support the ongoing implementation of Queensland VET Quality Framework;
Inform and contribute to National Vocational Education and Training (VET) reform agendas and the review and development of training package product
Support employer, small business and industry’s connection and engagement with VET and VET pathways and the Departments VET programs, initiatives, and events.

To assist us in this role, please take the Future Skills and Training Needs Industry Survey here.

This initiative is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Industry Skills Advisory Program 2020- 2023.



Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance aims to provide a united voice for the collective interests of Queensland’s fitness, sport and active recreation sectors in relation to skills and training issues in
relevant policy making processes. The industry contributes to the State’s social and economic health outcomes in the order of $18 billion per annum as well as directly and indirectly supporting the employment of 67,000 Queenslanders. We help incorporate physical activity in the daily lives of Queenslanders, contribute to preventative health measures, improve workplace productivity and support local economies. The industry is dominated by small to medium enterprises, many of which are not-for-profit. A large volunteer workforce underpins the industry and delivers a major unpaid economic contribution across the sector. Volunteers require both accredited and non-accredited training to sustain the industry.

In close consultation with our industry partners, we prepare and present submissions on behalf of the industry highlighting the direct and indirect economic and social benefits delivered by fitness, sport and active recreation and focus on the skills, training and workforce needs for the industry into the future. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance works closely with various industry stakeholders, including peak bodies, industry associations, state representative bodies, government bodies, sport and recreation clubs and individuals. We have identified future key external influences which are
expected to impact on the fitness, sport and active recreation sectors which include digital technology, social media, economic stability (links to discretionary income), labour market issues, and the impact of government policies / incentives on participation levels.


Assistance and Support for Organisations and Clubs

We aim to make it easier to run local fitness, sport and recreation organisations and clubs. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance provides free one-on-one advice on how to apply for and win grants, free access to club management templates and tools, fact sheets, videos, legal information, advice on staffing and volunteer matters and subsidised Strategic and Business Planning audits and workshops.

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