FutureNow was originally established as the WA Arts Industry Training Council in October 1990. Over the years, FutureNow has gone from strength to strength and is recognised as a leader in its field. In 1995 sport, recreation and racing was added to its coverage. In 2009, tourism and hospitality, printing, IT and telecommunications was also added.
Training Councils do not provide training, rather they represent the voice of industry to advise the State Government on the training and workforce development needs of their industry sectors.