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SkillsIQ is a national, not-for-profit organisation supporting industry to develop standards to equip the people-facing workforce with the right skills for jobs now and in the future. Their website provides information on the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) and industry sectors they support, as well as the training packages allocated to these IRCs. There is a hub for resources and research relevant to their industry sectors and training package [...]

Need one-on-one support? Would you like to apply for a Business Mentoring Program and gain access to tourism experts who can provide support to grow your business? Then apply through a simple Expression of Interest process to be considered for a place on Australia’s Green Cauldron 2016 Business Mentoring Program. The aim of the Program is to assist tourism businesses in New South Wales and Queensland with experience development, marketing and brand [...]

Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

Posted on May 26, 2016

The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards are the region's leading honours for business achievements. Launched in 1996, they will celebrate their 21st year this year. During this time the Awards have grown to be recognised as the region's most comprehensive and prestigious business awards scheme, offering specific and meaningful benefits to the wider Gold Coast business community. Entries are due on the first of each month from May to October inclu [...]

Perceptions of the Gold Coast are changing, according to Australia’s leading demographer Bernard Salt, who along with KPMG Gold Coast has canvassed the views of local business leaders. 14 months on from the landmark Beyond the Horizon report, which provided insight into the Gold Coast’s next 50 years, the completion of key projects such as Pacific Fair, and the announcement of the Light Rail Stage 2 has helped build business confidence. “The Gold Co [...]

Future Gold Coast - One Year Later....

Posted on April 27, 2016

  Just over 12 months ago Australia's leading demographer, KPMG Partner Bernard Salt, outlined his vision for the Gold Coast in 2050, at a TSS breakfast before one thousand guests. Bernard spoke with passion and conviction about a bigger Gold Coast, a more diverse Gold Coast, a more knowledge-worker-focussed city. His vision was warmly received by business, the community, the media and by government. Perhaps the Coast was always moving in this dire [...]

Advancing Small Business Queensland

Posted on April 19, 2016

The Queensland Government recognises the economic contribution of our small business sector and is committed to the growth and success of small business in our state. They are committed to creating a stronger environment where small business can start, grow and employ. They also want smarter businesses, created with a strong foundation and the resilience to survive and thrive. Their small business strategy will align with the Advance Queensland agen [...]

National Stronger Regions Fund

Posted on December 8, 2015

The Australian Government has announced $293 million to fund 111 projects to help deliver economic benefits to communities around Australia through Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the second round of the programme had seen an increase in the number of applications, with 513 applications seeking $1.5 billion in funding. “The strong growth [...]

Love to ride Gold Coast

Posted on September 23, 2015

Love to Ride Gold Coast. A fun, free workplace cycle challenge throughout October. Get your workmates riding and win.  Register online Ride for 10 minutes or more Log your ride Recruit friends and workmates Win great prizes.   For cycling maps, social rides and workshops, visit   [...]

Big Blue Sky. 2015 Festival

Posted on September 21, 2015

Big Blue Sky will bring together the world's most coveted game-changers in visionary thinking, the UK's most respected digital leaders, the smartest minds of the Gold Coast and the students lighting the way of our future.  

Australia's Green Cauldron

Posted on August 21, 2015

Free Industry Engagement Workshop Date: Thursday 17th September 2015 Time: 10am to 2pm Venue: Southern Cross University  

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