• The Outback Tourism Skills Formation Strategy Final Report outlines the findings from the project.
  • Outback Tourism Skills Formation Strategy (OT SFS) began in January 2009 as a two year project covering the tourism industry in the Central West Queensland (CWQ) region and was hosted by the Central West Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD).
  • Online Induction (Oi!) developed and launched March 2009 hosted on the new Outback Hospitality website which includes employment listings.
  • Oi! was launched at the Blackall Woolscour in April (pictured right). Pictured right below, Barcoo Shire Mayor Cr Bruce Scott is just one of the many locals interviewed for the Online Induction. 
Oi Launch
  • Research Phase Report - complete July 2009
  • Established Industry Reference Group with clear roles and responsibilities - June 2009
  • Agreed Industry Action Plan - September 2009
  • Develop short term strategies to address immediate skilling solutions in the form of Tourism Employee Induction Workbook, HR information meetings and HR Toolbox.   
Oi Interview - Bruce Scott

Skilling Solutions Queensland



  • Opportunities for partnerships being progressed with Desert Knowledge Australia and Tourism Australia on the development of a Hospitality Trail for Central Australia.
  • Establishment of strong networks in multiple sectors of Industry. Good relationships developed with all communities.
  • Skilling Solutions Queensland (pictured above) have made 4 visits to the Central West region in 2009, conducting a total of 144 interviews in the towns of Blackall, Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton, Stonehenge, Jundah, Windorah, Birdsville, Bedourie and Boulia. Ongoing research is being conducted to investigate ways of continuing the service remotely by creating partnerships with Learning Network Queensland or another organisation.