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In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.




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Industry Workforce Advisors

CheckUP is the Industry Workforce Advisory organisation for the health and First Nations health care and social assistance industries, reporting directly to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

The aim of the program, established as part of the Good people, Good jobs – Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2023, is to provide tailored workforce planning assistance to small and medium employers, enabling them to address workforce challenges, diversify their workforces, and support workforce and productivity growth. This may include identifying recruitment strategies to expand applicant pools and consider underrepresented cohorts such as migrants, skilled migrants, young people, first nations, and/or those with a disability.

Maximising workforce participation enables employers to draw on a larger talent pool, ensuring all Queenslanders have access to employment opportunities, particularly people who have previously been underrepresented in the workplace. By increasing participation and leveraging the existing skills, experience and qualifications of all Queenslanders, including migrant communities, the state can build a stronger, more capable workforce.

CheckUP’s Industry Workforce Advisors work directly with individual employers to:

  • identify workforce challenges, develop a workforce plan and suggest options to address the challenges including accessing grants and incentives
  • refer small businesses to funding available under the Workforce Connect Fund for new and innovative HR solutions
  • assist employers to develop strategies to recruit and attract people for their workforce, including from diverse cohorts, and other potential labour supply, such as skilled migration
  • connect employers with the department’s programs including grants and initiatives, the Business Queensland website and available Australian Government programs and incentives.

By investing in the health workforce and addressing the challenges it faces, we can help ensure that all Queenslanders have access to high-quality, timely, and equitable healthcare.

We are inviting Expressions of Interest from small to medium health businesses across Queensland to access workforce planning assistance and services, through the Industry Workforce Advisors. Click here to complete an Expression of Interest form.

To learn more about how CheckUP’s Industry Workforce Advisors can support your business, please contact our team members.

Andrew Legg
Andrew Legg

Sector: First Nations health care and social assistance
Mobile: 0498 801 004

Andrew Legg is a Western Kuku Yalanji man of the Kuku Mini clan and the Malanbarra clan of the Yidingi peoples of Far North Queensland. He also shares ancestry to the Malakula Island in Vanuatu. He has a diverse professional background, having worked in various fields such as entertainment, trade, sales, business management, and human services. He is deeply passionate about working towards positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as in areas such as human services, cultural practice and acceptance, the workforce industry, the environment and education. He is characterised as an outgoing, enthusiastic, and determined individual who is eager to make progress. Andrew commenced work at CheckUP in November 2022 and in his role of Industry Workforce Advisor for First Nations Health Care and Social Assistance is eager to utilise his skillset and knowledge to help identify solutions for businesses and assist them in applying for grants.

Jamie Brown
Jamie Brown

Sector: Health

Jamie Brown comes to CheckUP with 17 years’ experience in Vocational Education and Training, and Workforce Planning and Development. He has worked in a variety of roles in the not-for-profit and public provider sectors including Registered Training Organisation Manager, Workforce Development Consultant, and Workplace Learning Designer and Project Manager.
Having worked on a number of Commonwealth and Queensland Government workforce and training initiatives in the Health Care and Social Assistance sectors, Jamie has a thorough understanding of the government programs and supports available to industry, and extensive experience in working with clients and stakeholders to develop tailored solutions to their workforce and training needs.
Jamie views the Industry Workforce Advisor program as an important platform for the Health industry to meet today’s workforce challenges and is keen to use his expertise to work with small and medium sized business to help them address these.

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