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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:

North-West

Michael McGee
Industry Liaison Officer
Program Manager, Workforce Development Grant Program
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

Industries:

  • building and construction
  • transport and logistics

South

Anna Carew
Industry Liaison Officer
Skills Tasmania
4 Salamanca Place, HOBART 7000
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6165 6038
mobile: 0437 492 803

email: anna.carew@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • ICT.
  • hospitality and tourism

North

Tracey Taylor
Industry Liaison Officer
Skills Tasmania
20 Charles Street, LAUNCESTON 7250
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6777 2562
mobile: 0417 566 752
email: tracey.taylor@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • agriculture (including forestry)
  • aquaculture
  • aged and disability services

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

Linda Seaborn
Team 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:

Matthew Dance
Senior Project Officer – Energy and Infrastructure.
Skills Tasmania
4 Salamanca Place, HOBART 7000
GPO Box 536, HOBART 7001
phone: 03 6165 6059
mobile: 0439 521 231
email: matthew.dance@skills.tas.gov.au

Industries:

  • Civil construction
  • Engineering
  • Energy
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Mining

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