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Skills Tasmania

Industry liaison officers

Skills Tasmania’s Industry Liaison Officers facilitate and support workforce planning and development of Tasmania’s key industries. They enable links and networks within a portfolio of industry organisations, and provide specialist advice on skills, training and workforce development.

Industry Liaison Officers ensure that Skills Tasmania’s strategy, policy and purchasing programs are well informed and that programs are structured and prioritised to achieve effective results for stakeholders.

There are currently three Industry Liaison Officers leading workforce development activity across the State:

South

Andrew Harris

Industry Liaison Officer
Skills Tasmania
4 Salamanca Place, HOBART 7000
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6165 6038  mobile: 0467 906 864
email: andrew.harris@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • hospitality and tourism
  • building and construction
  • civil construction

North

Monique Parsons

Industry Liaison Officer
Skills Tasmania
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
mobile: 0417 566 752
email: Monique.parsons@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • aquaculture
  • community services and health

Lynda McKay

Industry Liaison Officer
Skills Tasmania
20 Charles Street, LAUNCESTON 7250
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6777 2562  mobile: 0467 736 162
email: lynda.mckay@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • ICT
  • advanced manufacturing

The Workforce Policy and Programs team, which includes the Industry Liaison Officers, is managed by:

Linda Seaborn
Manager, Workforce Policy and Programs
Skills Tasmania
4 Salamanca Place, HOBART 7000
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6165 6065   mobile: 0400 079 139
email: linda.seaborn@skills.tas.gov.au

Industry-focused programs and support

Additional industry support is provided by:

Michael McGee
Industry Liaison Officer – training package review
Skills Tasmania
2nd Floor, Harris Building, 49 Cattley Street BURNIE 7320
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6477 7388  mobile: 0438 022 849
email: michael.mcgee@skills.tas.gov.au

Ingrid Andersen
Senior Project Officer – Energy and Infrastructure
Skills Tasmania
4 Salamanca Place, HOBART 7000
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6165 5132  
email:  ingrid.andersen@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • energy
  • transport

Carol Bracken
Project Manager - NW Job Generation Package
Skills Tasmania
phone: 03 6477 7075 I mobile: 0423 255 776  
email:  carol.bracken@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • agriculture (including forestry)
  • mining

Employer of Choice program

Skills Tasmania also manages Tasmania’s Employer of Choice award and events program, designed to assist organisations to attract, retain and develop their workforces.

The Employer of Choice program is focused on supporting and celebrating businesses that exemplify good work practices through areas such as training staff, ensuring the well-being of its people, investing in development of the business and other aspects. The program has a wonderful suite of events throughout the year of value to all businesses.

For more information on the Employer of Choice program go to www.business.tas.gov.au/EOC or contact

John Furness
Employer of Choice Program Manager
Skills Tasmania
4 Salamanca Place, HOBART 7000
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6165 6043  mobile: 0418 334 715
email: john.furness@skills.tas.gov.au