The Print and Visual Communication Association has announced that entries into the 2020 Printing Industry Creativity Awards are now open.
The Printing Awards set the benchmark for excellence in print in Australia, with the achievement of a Gold Medal a confirmation of achievement to the highest national, and international standards, and the ultimate accolade the industry can bestow.
A new panel of international judges will award the best the industry has to offer. Categories have been revised for 2020.
Key dates for prospective entrants in Western Australian are:
PVCA members receive their first entry free. To enter the awards, go to at www.printingawards.com.au or see www.pvca.org.au.
Expressions of interest for the third round of the Aboriginal Ranger Program are now open.
Under the program, new and existing Aboriginal organisations can employ and train rangers to carry out land and sea management and tourism activities across a range of tenures in remote and regional WA. Funded projects in rounds 1 and 2 have involved cultural awareness and immersion experiences for visitors, guided welcome to country tours, management of visitors or tourists and tourism assets, and education programs and mentoring.
Expressions of interest can be submitted to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and are open until March 27, 2020. Expression of interest application form and Program guidelines are available here.
McGowan Government Media statement
NCVER is calling for presentations for the 29th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' being hosted by NCVER and North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth on 8-10 July 2020.
'No Frills' is a well-known annual national conference where researchers, practitioners, providers and industry representatives come together and share knowledge, ideas, insights and solutions around Australia's VET sector.
The theme for the 2020 conference is Workforce ready: challenges and opportunities for VET. Almost all workers will need to upskill or retrain throughout their working lives. What challenges and opportunities does this present for VET, and what plans should we be making for the future?
Submissions close on 17 February 2020.
The December AISC communique reports on matters covered at the 29th meeting of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and the Industry Reference Group Chairs Day held on 3 and 4 December respectively, including:
Regional Western Australia has come out on top in the latest round of the State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), with 16 country-based groups securing funding to develop local sport projects.
Five Perth-based sport and recreation projects have also received funding - taking the total amount allocated this round to $697,000.
In the South West, funds have been provided for the construction of standalone women's change rooms at the Harvey Brunswick Leschenault Football Club and to install new track lighting at the Collie Speedway.
There was also funding for projects as far south as Albany and north to Broome. In the city, the Cockburn BMX track and South Perth Junior Cricket Club, among others, received grants.
The CSRFF provides sport and recreation clubs and local governments with funding support to help develop grassroots sport projects - providing communities around the State with places to play sport and recreate.
Read more about the CSRFF
The WA Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries has invited WA music industry professionals, musicians and practitioners to complete the ‘Building capacities in the WA music sector: mentoring and other opportunities’ survey.
The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and the results will inform how the DLGSC can better support mentoring and other opportunities in the industry.
Survey closes 11:59pm, Sunday 12 January 2020.
Access the survey here.
A new three-year partnership has been announced between the Perth Theatre Trust and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. The agreement aligns the State's premier performing arts venues with the State's premier performing arts education and training organisation. The partnership covers the four venues directly managed by PTT on behalf of the Government of Western Australia: His Majesty's Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Subiaco Arts Centre and Albany Entertainment Centre.
The new agreement gives WAAPA access to the PTT venues in a targeted approach which meets the training and performance needs of the students, whilst building future capacity for PTT. Under the agreement WAAPA will stage a major musical, contemporary dance season, third-year student production and the Radioactive program in the PTT venues. WAAPA Executive Director Professor David Shirley said "One of our aims at WAAPA is to ensure that our students are well equipped and ready for the next stage in their careers and this agreement ensures that this can happen. It is a remarkable opportunity."
PwC Skills for Australia have released for comment a suite of changes to the BSB Business Services training package. Included in the Technical Skills Project is a review of existing Library and Information Services qualifications. Draft materials are available for review and comment until COB AEST 31st January 2020.
Read more about the project and download materials here.
PwC Skills for Australia have released a fully revised suite of draft changes to the ICT Information Communications Technology training package. Comments are invited until COB AEST 14th February 2020.
Note these changes do not follow on from the draft materials released in July 2019. Instead, PwC Skills for Australia are proposing to delete the Certificates I and II Information Digital Media Technologies, replacing them with non-equivalent BSB qualifications, and to streamline the remaining Certificate III to Advanced Diploma qualifications with just one ICT qualification per AQF level, with a fully revised set of specialisations within each qualification.
Read more about the proposed changes, and download draft materials:
ICT- Getting a job in Information Technology
ICT- Getting a specialised job in Information Technology
New planning and environmental reforms, which aim to balance the needs of entertainment venues, other businesses and residents in premier entertainment areas, are now out for public comment.
The reforms are part of the McGowan Government's election commitment to support the State's music industry and will provide guidance on compliance with noise regulations.
For more information or to make a submission, please click here