The Film, TV and Digital Content Skills Formation Strategy was implemented to facilitate an industry led approach to the critical workforce issues that were facing the industry.
The industry is driven in part by project-based government funding which acts as a disincentive for production companies to establish ongoing business. This results in very little stable employment and few opportunities for traineeships or other forms of on-the-job learning.
Prior to the skills formation strategy there was historically no effective means of collaboration or acting collectively within the industry.
Some of the issues identified in the research and consultation phase were:
- Sporadic, casualised and reputational based employment
- Lack of workforce strategy
- On-the-job skilling model vanished
- Lack of voice, identity and representation
- Training system structures
- Formation of the inaugural Queensland industry association - the Queensland Screen Industry Council - a representative body of all major feature film TV drama and documentary producers in the State
- Development of an Industry Action Plan
- Development of an industry-based learning model for training early career filmmakers