Industry Engagement Team - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 11/02/2024
REF: BSAine0124
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Industry Engagement Team

Close Date: 11/02/2024
REF: BSAine0124

BuildSkills Australia (BSA) is a Jobs and Skills Council, funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.  BSA provides independent advice on current, emerging, and future workforce skills and training requirements.  The organisation works with unions, employers, state and territory governments, and education and training providers to ensure the ongoing improvement of skills development, employment opportunities and economic growth.

As a national network of industry-owned and industry-led organisations, Jobs and Skills Councils provide strategic leadership in addressing skills and workforce challenges, aligning efforts across industries to improve system responsiveness, build stakeholder confidence and drive high-quality outcomes for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, learners, industry and business.  BSA will offer a strong, strategic voice in VET to drive collaboration, address strategic workforce challenges and ensure that employers and individuals can access the right skills at the right time.

BuildSkills Australia offers the chance to join its industry engagement team to drive opportunities for future workforce, skills and training requirements as:

  • Executive Director, National Industry Engagement
  • State Manager Industry Engagement, Queensland/Northern Territory
  • State Manager Industry Engagement, Victoria/Tasmania
  • State Manager Industry Engagement, South Australia
  • State Manager Industry Engagement, Western Australia


Executive Director, National Industry Engagement

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and as a key member of the BSA leadership team, the Executive Director will drive the strategic direction of engagement with key stakeholders across industry, unions and government.  Leading reporting on stakeholder insights relating to skills and workforce needs to influence VET policies and standards, the Executive Director will also provide oversight and management to the State Manager team, providing visionary leadership and encouraging and enabling them in their roles.

Click here for the candidate information for the Executive Director, National Industry Engagement.

State Managers

The State Managers are responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to build BSA’s industry engagement strategy, ensuring awareness of the key challenges and priorities within their jurisdiction and helping to propose initiatives to address them.  Working collaboratively across BSA, their insights will inform workforce planning activities and will support the stakeholder engagement requirements of key projects.

Click here for the candidate information for the State Manager, Industry Engagement positions.

The ideal candidates

With an enthusiasm to contribute to a clear and compelling vision for the organisation’s future, the ideal candidates will all bring outstanding communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a diverse stakeholder base in the residential, commercial, civil, infrastructure and property services industry sectors.  The ability to collaborate widely to streamline operations and drive best practice will be essential, with key competencies in reporting and working with stakeholders to develop proposed solutions and provide advice.  A background and existing networks in relevant industries will be highly advantageous, as will an understanding of the national skills and training system.


To apply:  Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference BSAine0124, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton and stating the position and/or location that you are interested in.  For a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Norton on 1300 347 437 or +61 3 9016 6000.


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