SkillsIQ have released the SIR Retail Services Training Package V4.0 Case for Endorsement. This relates to the creation of seven new cross-sector units of competency in the area of Consumer Engagement via Online and Social Media.
This is one of eight cross-sector projects which the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned for the development of generic Training Package Products, in order to strategically address common skills needs identified in Industry Skills Forecasts. Read more about the projects on the AISC website.
The Case for Endorsement and the Implementation Guide can be accessed through the links below:
If you would like to comment, contact your FutureNow Industry Manager. The feedback period closes on 28 June 2019.
Western Australia has been named as the host for the Fed Cup final. The International Tennis Federation announced the final would be held on home soil after team Australia, captained by WA's Alicia Molik and led by Australia's No.1 tennis player and recent Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty, defeated Belarus in the semi-final in April.
Perth is one of three cities to host the new ATP competition, which is set to attract around 100 of the world's best male tennis players who will compete for 750 highly coveted ATP ranking points and $22 million in prize money.
"The more we continue to secure major events like these in Perth, the more it helps boost visitor numbers and tourism spend in Western Australia, which helps grows the economy and creates more jobs." said premier Mark McGowan.
NCVER has released the latest national apprentice and trainee data showing there were 33 760 trade and non-trade commencements in the December 2018 quarter, down 4.2% compared with the same quarter in 2017.
Overall there were 259 385 apprentices and trainees in-training as at 31 December 2018, a decrease of 1.0% from 31 December 2017.
Read more and view the infographic.
The State Government is partnering with the Shire of Nannup to establish Nannup as a trails hub for cyclists.
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Forestry Chris Tallentire today announced at an event launching the trails project in Nannup that the McGowan Government has committed $15,000 from the Forests Products Commission (FPC) and $133,000 from Lotterywest. The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup.
The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices.
Employers need to do more to prepare for the digital future of work or risk being left behind, according to a new report released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
The report Skilling the Australian workforce for the digital economy, based on research conducted by RMIT University and Australian Industry Standards, also reveals the degree to which digital technologies are being adopted in Australian workplaces is highly variable despite most employers acknowledging their importance.
Download the report
Perth Festival attracts thousands of tourists and fosters social harmony and community pride in Western Australia, a new report shows. More than 7,300 overseas and interstate visitors made a big economic impact on WA through the Festival last summer, recording 26,650 attendances and staying a combined 65,112 nights while they were here. Forty per cent of surveyed tourists said they had come to Perth specifically for the Festival. The Festival’s direct economic impact was $19 million, providing flow-on economic value to the State of $26.4 million and generating 581 full-time equivalent jobs. the Festival made a major impact with its arts sector development initiatives and the most comprehensive creative learning and education program of any arts festival in Australia.
Read the full report here.
Young people in Kalgoorlie are set to benefit from the latest round of State Government funding aimed at encouraging people to become physically active and more involved in their communities.
Seventeen projects around Western Australia, including a gymnastics program run by the Kalgoorlie Youth Gymnastics Club, will receive funding under the Targeted Participation Program which aims to engage people from who are statistically less likely to participate in sport and recreation activities.
Read more about the funding
Sport Australia’s recently released national sport plan, Sport 2030, cites the social and health benefits of participating in sport and identifies building a more active Australia as one of its four key priorities.
Download Sport 2030, the national sport plan.
A new $100,000 pilot fund opening today will give Western Australian creatives development opportunities in the virtual reality, augmented reality and video games industries. The Screenwest Interactive Pilot Fund provides funding support for the development and/or production of high-quality original interactive digital media content projects.
The fund will allow local developers to hone and present their craft, and ensure they are competitive on the rapidly growing global market. The fund is designed to allow Screenwest to explore engagement with the West Australian interactive sector. Screenwest states it is looking to support local games developers and interactive practitioners. It is anticipated the outcomes of this fund will assist in securing future pathways for national and international partnerships and leverage innovative funding to create a sustainable industry in the state for the long term.
The Interactive Pilot Fund is delivered by Screenwest with funding support from Lotterywest. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.screenwest.com.au
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's new post-election cabinet has been announced, with a number of changes affecting the vocational education sector and creative and leisure industries.
While Simon Birmingham retains Tourism and Karen Andrews retains Science and Technology, Communications and the Arts move from Mitch Fifield to Paul Fletcher, former senior Optus executive and long time telecommunications adviser.
Responsibility for Youth and Sport will move from Bridget McKenzie to Richard Colbeck.
Responsibility for vocational education will sit with WA Member for Swan Steve Irons, and is set to move across to sit under Michaelia Cash's Employment portfolio, rather than under Dan Tehan and the Education portfolio as previously.
A list of changes can be found here.
A Bill was introduced into State Parliament on 15 May that will enable the sale of the Western Australian TAB.
The Bill includes a historic reform package for the Western Australian racing industry. In addition to being significant beneficiaries of the point of consumption tax, the sale of the TAB will ensure the industry receives the same operational funding levels, as well as 35 per cent of sale proceeds set aside for a dedicated racing infrastructure fund.
"This will ensure the sustainability and prosperity of the industry into the future," Racing and Gaming Minister Paul Papalia said.
The introduction of the Bill follows extensive and constructive consultation between the Government and industry, including metropolitan and regional forums, and takes into consideration 107 written submissions in response to a discussion paper released last year. Once the Bill is passed, the Government will commence the sale process.