Access draft materials here.
PwC's Skills for Australia have released draft versions of the proposed Certificate IV and Diplomas of Professional Writing and Editing for comment. Feedback will be accepted until close of business December 11th 2017. Stakeholders may provide a direct response or are welcome to submit a response via FutureNow.
Access draft materials here.
The WACA's 2017-18 WA Cricket Volunteer of the Year Awards are now open, providing an opportunity for the state’s cricket clubs to celebrate and thank the work of their volunteers, who are integral to the fabric of cricket in WA. Cricket volunteers take on roles ranging from coaching, umpiring, scoring, running the canteen, keeping the finances in check or working on a committee to help run a club.
Award categories include: Young Volunteer of the Year; Toyota Country Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. For more information click here.
Nominations close 10 December 2017
Following its study on youth sport participation, the Australian Sports Commission has produced a suite of resources to support sports, schools and community to develop and deliver effective programs that engage youth through sport to increase their physical activity. Addressing the decline in sport participation in secondary schools provides an overview of research findings, as well as advice and recommendations on how youth can be engaged in sport and physical activity in the secondary school setting. Key focus areas include:
Australian Sports Commission has released a new set of data from its AusPlay survey that tracks the trends of Australian sport and physical activity.
This publication, Women and Girls Participation, delves into the participation of Australian women and girls in sport and physical activity, and the difference between male and female patterns of behaviour. The document can inform the sporting sector about opportunities to attract more girls and women to sport and assist industry to influence the future of sport in this country.
FutureNow is seeking feedback on Skills Impact’s Cases for Change for Automation Skills and Environmental Sustainability Skills with units applicable across industry sectors. Industry stakeholders are asked to comment on the proposed work and indicate their support for each Case for Change.
Briefing papers outlining the proposed changes to training packages and draft Cases for Change can be accessed on the Skills Impact website. Click here for the Automation Skills documents, while Environmental Sustainability Skills documents can be accessed here (found under Stakeholder Input).
Please forward feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 December 2017.
SkillsIQ has investigated the extent to which over-qualification and skills mismatch has become an issue in the Australian labour market. The Right Skills. Right Time? report measures the gap between the required qualification across 400 occupations in the economy and the actual qualifications held by more than 10 million Australian workers, and quantifies the extent and cost of over-qualification in a number of sectors, including sport, tourism and retail.
Go to the SkillsIQ website for more information and to participate in exploring this further.
According to Roy Morgan’s Australian Magazine Readership Report more than 15 million Australians aged 14+ read print or digital magazines, with a prevalent print readership in excess of 12.5 million people.
Over the year, six of Australia’s leading 15 magazines increased their print readership. Custom titles in the food and lifestyle areas continued to thrive (6.3 per cent growth), dominated by free supermarket titles. Specialist, luxury and automotive magazines which cater to audiences specific interest areas have also recorded strong readership growth. Despite strategies to grow their digital audiences, nine of the 10 top magazines retain a significantly larger readership via their print editions than their digital offerings.
SkillsIQ is seeking input from employers, employees, associations, peak bodies and training providers to determine skills and workforce challenges and opportunities across a number of industries to inform the development of 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts. This document will assist relevant Industry Reference Committees in prioritising training package development.
The SkillsIQ 2018 Industry Skills Forecast Survey is open to stakeholders in the sectors supported by SkillsIQ, including Sport & Recreation and Tourism, Travel, Hospitality & Events. It takes 10 minutes to complete and will close on Friday 15th December 2017. To complete the survey, click here.
The Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GS-CORE) is developing a regional Outdoor Recreation Strategy to encourage collaboration across local government boundaries to improve the quality of outdoor experiences in the Great Southern region. The strategy will deliver an integrated, whole-of-region approach to planning, developing, managing and promoting outdoor recreation in the region.
GS-CORE has also formed a working group of regional education providers to identify and create training pathways in outdoor recreation, outdoor education, nature-based tourism and active leadership.
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November 13th was a night of celebration for WA’s hospitality industry at the glittering AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence held at Crown Perth. These Awards are due recognition of hotels, pubs, bars and tourism venues’ unwavering hard work and exceptional hospitality service over what has been a challenging year for many.
FutureNow proudly presented the Outstanding Commitment to Workforce Development Practices Award to second-time winners Settlers Tavern of Margaret River.
For the full list of winners, please click here.