Hydrogen industry skills and training for Queensland businesses
Queensland is well placed to lead renewable hydrogen production in Australia by 2030. Hydrogen is a key part of delivering the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, our plan for clean, reliable and affordable energy providing power for generations. Learn more about the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan (PDF, 4.7MB).
The emerging hydrogen industry is expected to provide opportunities for Queensland businesses to support hydrogen projects and technology, as well as expanding regional employment in Queensland.
Hydrogen skills and training
The hydrogen industry is diverse and will create a broad range of opportunities for Queensland businesses. The hydrogen skills map, part of the Hydrogen Industry Workforce Development Roadmap 2022–2032 (PDF, 23.3MB), shows what roles and skills are needed for the hydrogen industry.
The range of skills needed to support Queensland's hydrogen industry and opportunities in the hydrogen industry will continue to evolve as the industry grows.
Vocational education and training
Existing vocational education and training (VET) packages will be reviewed and units of competency will be developed and added or updated for hydrogen-specific training to reflect the changes in job roles.
Connecting with opportunities in the hydrogen value chain
There are many renewable hydrogen projects that are happening across Queensland.
Find out more about hydrogen industry development and current hydrogen projects.
Hydrogen technology clusters enable networking and collaboration opportunities for Queensland businesses across the emerging hydrogen industry. There are 4 hydrogen clusters in Queensland and the regions, with representation from hydrogen industry proponents, education and training providers, and regional economic bodies:
- CQH2, the Central Queensland Hydrogen Technology Cluster
- NQH2, the North Queensland Hydrogen Consortium
- SQHII, the Southern Queensland Hydrogen Industry Institute
- H2Q, the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Cluster, which operates several working groups to address key issues for the industry.
General information and independent advice is available to small and medium enterprises including through the industry groups that operate the clusters, with an option of membership.
Business capability mapping
If your business currently works within or has the capability to support the development of the hydrogen industry in Queensland, you should register on a business capability mapping platform.
Capability mapping is occurring at the regional level. For example, Government-owned corporation CS Energy and the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) have partnered to deliver an online portal for southern Queensland businesses to sign up for opportunities in the emerging hydrogen industry. Access the TSBE supplier portal and register your business capability.
HyCapability is a national database. Registering your business’s capability on this database will give you exposure, enable businesses to connect directly, and enhance visibility of opportunities during the growth of the hydrogen industry in Queensland.
Investing in Queensland's hydrogen industry
For hydrogen industry proponents looking to invest in Queensland, read the Queensland hydrogen investor toolkit (PDF, 1.2MB).
- Understand the hydrogen safety regulation in Queensland.
- Learn more about employer incentives and subsidies for apprenticeships and traineeships.
- Read more about growing your business.
- Find out more about small business grants.
- Last reviewed: 13 Oct 2022
- Last updated: 14 Oct 2022