As part of an Outpost Consulting team, Sue helped to analyse and synthesise more than 1,000 responses to the review and wrote the review report. The report provided the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts with advice on areas in which the standards and their implementation could be further improved.
Sue prepared the final of a series of reports examining the state of the NDIS workforce in Queensland, along with the challenges, opportunities and initiatives impacting upon it. The report identified a number of areas of action for industry stakeholders to continue to support development of the NDIS workforce in Queensland.
Sodalite Projects led this work to develop a guide that makes Australia's vocational education and training system more easily understood and navigated by the human services sector. To address needs identified through interviews and focus groups with employers from across a range of human services industries, the guide provides information, practical tools and case studies that help employers build a skilled workforce. Sue also assisted the HSSO in turning the guide into an interactive web-based resource.
As part of an Outpost Consulting team, Sue conducted primary research into employers’ attitudes to the employment of mature age workers and barriers and enablers to the creation of age diverse workplaces. The insights generated by this project informed the work of the former Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment, chaired by the Australian Age Discrimination Commissioner. It also led to an action research project that investigated the impact of targeted approaches on the employment of mature age workers by small businesses.
The Digital Transformation Expert Panel was established to identify how Australia’s vocational education and training system could most effectively respond to digital change across industry and its impact on the nation’s workforce. Sue supported the Expert Panel by preparing discussion papers for the panel to consider and helping to write the resulting Digital Transformation Skills Strategy.
Sue co-facilitated a series of workshops across Queensland involving representatives of the community housing and homelessness sectors. The workshops tested ideas and gathered input that inform new policy directions under the Department of Housing and Public Work's Partnering for Growth and Partnering for Impact frameworks.
Sodalite Projects led this research project to provide strategic advice to industry and the Queensland Government on matters related to the NDIS workforce in Queensland, including advice on skilling priorities, VET investment and improvements in the quality of training delivery to support the future NDIS workforce. The work informed the funding of a multi-year strategy to grow, develop and support Queensland’s NDIS workforce.