The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training has produced a strategy document to provide Australian students with the best quality advice to make the transition from school to higher education, training or work.
'Future Ready, a student focused national career education strategy' was endorsed by COAG this month and was developed through collaboration between education, industry and business, career advisors and young people.
The strategy outlines a number of mechanisms to improve career education in schools including,
Parks & Leisure Australia (WA) is hosting a 3-day course addressing behaviour of individuals and crowds in places of mass gatherings that involve sports, entertainment, transport, festivals, street events and places of public assembly. This international Crowd Safety course will be presented by Prof. Keith Still (Manchester Metropolitan University) for those involved with planning for crowd safety in places of public assembly. Drawing on extensive research and experience from event planning and crowd safety design projects around the world, the course will provide an understanding of the principles and applications of crowd dynamics and crowd risk analysis.
Venue operators, event officers and managers (sports, community and commercial), Local Government Authorities, security organisations, police officers with crowd management responsibilities, and architects working in the complex and built environment are encouraged to register.
Click here for more information.
A group of 13 Western Australian winners, including six women, will be travelling to major industry events to showcase their gaming industry expertise.
The International Access Pass program, part of the $16.7 million New Industries Fund, creates opportunities for Western Australians in the games industry to connect with key players and build business networks in the $124 billion global industry.
The International Access Pass recipients will receive a grant of up to $5,000 each.
A new digital platform that will share regional Western Australia's extensive collection of cultural and natural material with a worldwide audience is being developed, as part of the McGowan Government's $1 million commitment to promote regional museums and collections.
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman today announced the digital platform, to be called 'Collections WA', would be built and managed by the Western Australian Museum.
The platform will be a shared resource available for use across the entire collections sector, including museums, galleries, libraries, archives, historical societies and other community organisations, to make all Western Australian collections more accessible.
FutureNow is delighted to welcome Janice Calcei to the team in the role of Industry Manager for Sport, Recreation, Racing and Print. Janice brings with her a wealth of experience in the vocational education and training sphere.
Janice commenced work in the Western Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector in 1995 as a lecturer at a regional TAFE. More recently as Manager of the Department’s Sector Capability team, Janice was responsible for organising and delivering around 100 online and face-to-face professional development events including two conferences each year. She initiated live video streaming of workshops and conferences with the aim of giving regional and remote VET practitioners better access to quality professional development. This experience and the development of a VET Practitioner Capability Framework has given her an in-depth understanding of workforce development.
Please feel free to contact Janice by email or phone- her working days are Tuesday to Thursday.
A Recent report from the AI Group has outlined the challenges required to produce the post secondary education and training sector needed to support the higher level skills that the Australian workforce requires to engage with technology and digitisation. "Realising Potential, Solving Australia's Tertiary Education Challenge" discusses Australia's mass tertiary education landscape in light of falling participation rates, de- investment in Vocational Training, a lack of overall long term policy direction and inconsistent funding and regulatory arrangements. Amongst other recommendations the report calls for greater mobility between VET and Higher Education, more effective ways to expand industry participation in the learning process and a long term integrated policy framework. cdn.aigroup.com.au/Reports/2019/REALISING_POTENTIAL.pdf
Stakeholders of publicly funded VET in Western Australia are encouraged to attend the 2019 VET Stakeholder Forum on Monday 25 February 2019, hosted by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.
Proposed agenda for the half-day forum includes; update on the National Partnership Agreement, overview of the Employer Incentive Scheme and new training programs to be implemented during 2019, introduction to the Governments Industry Participation Strategy, contracting arrangements for 2020 and an outline of a 2019 Traineeship Delivery review to be undertaken.
Click here for more information, and here to register for the event. Registrations close Thursday 21st February.
Skills Impact is seeking feedback on whether the qualifications, skill sets and units of competency developed for the Animal Incident Management Project and the Horse Education Project reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described. Link to the relevant project page to leave feedback or register for a consultation workshop or webinar. Documents will be available for feedback until 1 March 2019.
Animal Incident Management Project
Twelve new units and five new skill sets have been devised and three existing units have been reviewed with a focus on minimising the risk of injury to people involved and improving animal welfare outcomes. This includes the development and review of units related to animal first aid. Visit the project page.
Horse Education Project
Four new units of competency have been developed and three existing units revised as part of the Horse Education Project. This review has focused on fostering a safe environment for learners and ensuring the welfare of horses. Visit the project page