Results of the Break O’Day Region Jobs Consultation

The results are in! Of the 100 surveys completed by interested community members in the Break O’Day Region, the following details were captured:

Survey Results

Of the 100 surveys received:

  • 16 were online surveys
  • 67 people were accessing services at local community houses
  • 3 were registered Jobactive clients
  • 23 were from one on one interviews, of these 23 consultations we engaged with; training coordinators, school representatives, sports leaders, Jobactive providers and community service coordinators.

Of the 100 surveys completed the following details were captured:

Work Status

  • Looking for work: 29
  • Not looking for work: 71 – of these some were retired, young parents, in work or studying.

Stand Out Theme

A common theme was the need to find sustainable industries for the winter months and to have training opportunities with local job outcomes attached.


Lack of industry and job progression opportunities were seen as major barriers. With the limited full-time work available networking was seen as necessary to break into employment in the region.

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Read More About Community Innovation

Community Innovation & Investment Project (CIIP)

The Community Innovation and Investment Project (CIIP) is a collaborative approach between TasCOSS, Tasmanian communities, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) and the State Government. A partnership enabling community voice and community change across four Tasmanian communities: Derwent Valley, South East, Break O’Day and West Coast.

Results of the West Coast Region Jobs Consultation

A stand out theme across the whole region was the opportunity to access vacant buildings across the community for various developments and initiatives.

Results of the South East Region Jobs Survey

A common theme was the need to support alternative work models for professionals and to foster creative means of employment.

Results of the Derwent Valley Jobs Survey

A common theme that arose was the need to support the next generation to succeed and prosper in the Derwent Valley.

South East Region Jobs Survey: We Need Your Local Knowledge

We want to help you build a community with strong employment opportunities, to do that we need your input because local people know the south east region best.

Jobs Action: Valuing the People of Tasmania’s West Coast

We have no doubt the people of the West Coast have ideas with the potential to enhance the resilience and vitality of their region and its communities.

Addressing Inequality through Community Capacity Building

By connecting with these communities, facilitating conversations and sharing in the decision-making, we are working together to reduce employment inequality and disadvantage in our State.

The Co-Design Method & CIIP

The co-design model is designed to engage and involve communities during the development and decision making process and this sits at the heart of this Project.