The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has announced the commencement of AusPlay, a national population tracking survey. AusPlay will fill a major gap in national sport and physical recreation data following the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ decision in 2014 to cease funding for all sport and recreation data collection. It will become the single-source data currency for government and the sport sector that not only tracks Australian sport participation behaviours but also informs investment, policy and sport delivery.
A Human Resources Tool kit has been developed by Apex Human Resources Consultancy for the Department of Sport and Recreation to support the level and quality of human resources management within the sport and recreation industry in Western Australia.
For further information, and to view the tool kit components, click here.
Service Skills Australia have released an update outlining progress updates to training packages and the latest news.
Click here to read more.
Applications are now being invited from currently practising WA-based Adult Literacy / ESL Teachers to participate in the Teach Me Grammar Program 2016. Funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development, this program is free to all participants. The new program is scheduled to start in mid-February, finishing in late November 2016.
Applicants from regional areas may apply for a scholarship to cover travel, accommodation and meals costs associated with attending the program.
Full program details and the program schedule can be downloaded below:
The Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) is recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the management and operations of the not-for-profit Association representing Aboriginal tourism in Western Australia. WAITOC's focus lies in the advocacy, business development and marketing of Western Australia's Aboriginal tourism experiences through the implementation of the $4.6M Aboriginal Tourism Development Program. Please visit seek.com to view more details about the position. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 16, 2015.
According to the Australian Tourism Labour Force Report: 2015-2020, almost 13,000 tourism and hospitality staff will be needed in WA over the next five years. The report, prepared by Deloitte Access Economics for Austrade is a national study analysing the total tourism labour force in Australia and projecting the on-flow skill shortages.
The report identifies that 123,000 new workers will be needed nationally by 2020. Almost 13,000 of these workers will be needed in WA, including just over 5,800 skilled workers.
The full report can be downloaded from Austrade's Tourism Research Australia website.
FutureNow Project Manager for Sport and Recreation Rachael Davidson completed a visit to Albany in November to participate in a PD day for VET teachers from the Great Southern Region, organised by the Department of Education. In addition to the teacher PD day, the trip also provided the opportunity to meet with key stakeholders from the Department of Sport and Recreation, Great Southern Institute of Technology and the City of Albany.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with project partners, has published the seventh in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses.
The seventh brochure is titled Training and developing your staff and is available on the Workplace Essentials website. Previous brochures can be found in the Templates and resources section of the Workplace Essentials website.
This latest brochure highlights to businesses the benefits of training and developing employees. Training and development provides workers with the knowledge and skills they require to perform effectively in the workplace and an efficiency and productivity return for business.
The brochures are a useful resource to promote to small and medium businesses the benefits of workforce planning and development.