Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central Coast is undertaking this short survey as part of a skills audit to identify the potential opportunities and constraints faced by employers in attracting and recruiting employees with the required skill sets.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is delivered through a national network of 55 committees as a partnership between the Australian Federal, State, Territory and Local governments to support the growth and development of Australia's regions. RDA committees build partnerships between governments, regional development organisations, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting the regions of Australia. 

This survey seeks to identify the skills required by local business within the Central Coast Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Hospitality industries to provide some clarity with regard to the skills mix required for business and industry to flourish now and in the next 5 to 10 years. 

Obtaining feedback from businesses is vital to the review process and the findings will provide important evidence to allow RDA Central Coast to work with industry groups and education providers to develop strategies to improve the skills mix in the region to build a skilled regional workforce into the future.

The Central Coast Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Hospitality Skills Audit has been funded by the NSW State Government - Office of Regional Development and will be conducted across the region throughout the months of August and September, with a final report due for completion in December.

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes. You can only take the survey once, but you can edit your responses until the survey is closed on 29 September 2017. 

We appreciate your privacy and responses will not be identified by individual. All responses will be compiled together and analysed as a group. If you have any questions about the survey, please email us:

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