Skills Audit 2018


Advance Cessnock City are conducting a Skills Audit of all the businesses within the Cessnock local government area to understand our region’s workforce needs, skills shortages and training needs and to support job and training opportunities for locals, whether youths, indigenous, disabled or the general unemployed.

Once we have undertaken the data collection, this information will be analysed and in partnership with training and education providers, Chambers of Commerce and businesses, we will:

1.    Provide local businesses with support and information and seamless, instant access to their workforce needs as and when required; and

2.    Put in place a program to link training and jobs for local unemployed whether youths, indigenous, disabled or general unemployed.

The results of the skills audit will be crucial in the planning and development of a regional jobs and training hub. We appreciate your taking part in the survey for the betterment of our local economic development.

We estimate the survey should take around 5-10 minutes to complete.
Incomplete surveys or non- participating businesses may be followed up by phone.

Complete the survey online.

All information collected in this survey will remain confidential and only be stored and processed by the Council for lawful purposes directly relating to the functions and activities of the Council.
Further Information:
Should you have any further questions, please contact: Jane Holdsworth on (02) 4993 4257 or Rhiannon Stevens on (02) 4993 4185.

More information:

  • Self-employed, partnership or a sole trader? Please complete as much of the survey as is relevant to your business, listing just one employee (or as many as is appropriate). You may not have any skills shortages or recruitment issues, however your data is meaningful and can be used towards attracting more regional funding, support or programs by the State and Federal governments.
  • You do not wish to participate in the study? Please email so we can make a file note and stop correspondence relating to the study.

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Download a pdf version for print:

Close of survey:
PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED SURVEY BY FRIDAY 9 MARCH 2018 TOAttention:  Jane Holdsworth, Economic Development Manager
Post:        Cessnock City Council, P O Box 152, Cessnock NSW 2325
In person:  Cessnock City Council, 62-78 Vincent Street, Cessnock     or      Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin
Fax:                (02) 4993 2503