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Great Southern Skills Needs

Priority 1: Employment, Education and Skill Development

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Knowledge, skills and experience in the WA education system in either early child development, primary, secondary or tertiary level;
  • Knowledge and experience of the VET sector and related career development industry; and
  • Knowledge and experience in multicultural activities e.g. CALD communities, international students, skilled migrant workforce.

Priority 2: Environment and NRM including Agriculture

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Knowledge and experience of food and agricultural industries;
  • Knowledge and experience in environment and NRM including land care and conservation; and
  • Knowledge, experience and awareness of land use and critical services including energy, water and climate.

Priority 3: Economic & Social Development including Regional Leadership, Population Growth, Tourism, Sport and Recreation

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Knowledge of economic and social development including infrastructure and social services e.g. Health & Aged Care, Housing;
  • Knowledge of relevant industry sectors e.g. Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Retail and Business, Communications, Finance and Investment;
  • Knowledge, experience and awareness of community and social determinants e.g. Population Growth, Arts, Lifestyle and Cultural Diversity; and
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in leadership development across different age cohorts including youth and young adults.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • Yes

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • RDAGS seeks to have representation from different Local Government areas and communities within the region. Ideally, this should include up to 50% of members from outside the City of Albany. A good gender balance is also desirable.

Other Comments

  • As a voluntary not for profit community organisation, the RDA Great Southern committee members would benefit from current or previous experience on boards of management with other community, industry and government organisations.
  • A broad knowledge of the region's economy, people, communities and diversity would be beneficial. Members are required to travel within the region from time to time and make themselves available during normal business hours to attend general meetings.
  • The members should be willing to participate in subcommittees and occasionally represent the RDA Great Southern at professional development, business and community events.