Business Chamber Queensland in partnership with Jobs Queensland to support commitment to Queensland businesses

Business Chamber Queensland and Jobs Queensland (JQ) are partnering to signify the commitment to supporting the Queensland small business community by: 

  • building workforce planning capabilities for small and medium-sized enterprises 
  • conducting joint research on digital readiness and the future of work for small business 
  • facilitating mentorship and advocacy between Business Chamber Queensland and Jobs Queensland to support local Chambers of Commerce to encourage capability development in workforce planning. 

The activities under the statement of intent are currently underway and are expected to be completed mid-2022. The statement of intent was signed in October 2020.  


Building workforce planning capabilities 

Through this project, Business Chamber Queensland and JQ will work to refine and contextualise the Workforce Planning Connect suite of resources to further build workforce planning capability within small and medium-sized enterprises across Queensland.  

Developed in partnership with Business Chamber Queensland, JQ’s Workforce Planning Connect resources are designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises to undertake workforce planning, regardless of their knowledge or experience.   



Joint research 

Business Chamber Queensland undertakes an annual Digital Readiness Study to gauge how ready businesses across Queensland are when it comes to incorporate technology as a core advantage. JQFuture work, future jobs research identified small business skills and capability development, including digital skills, as an important element to increasing small business productivity into the next decade.  

Business Chamber Queensland and JQ will partner to undertake research based on findings from these two research projects,  identify key insights and further explore the digital divide between small and large businesses. The outcomes of this research will help inform priorities to support small business digital readiness and capability development. 




For details contact 1300 731 988. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.