The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has completed a Perth Coastal Recreational Use Study. The study undertook an audit of recreational uses and infrastructure along Perth’s metropolitan coast between Rockingham and Yanchep.
The purpose of the project was to provide a baseline understanding of recreational use of the Perth coastline – drawing on existing information regarding coastal planning, site visits to determine location of existing and proposed infrastructure, and extensive consultation with coastal recreation stakeholders. The report contains maps and information that should be a valuable reference for discussion and decision making by coastal planners and managers generally, and recreation planners and stakeholders specifically.
The information presented is intended to help local government, sporting associations and recreation organisations to identify opportunities for future development and gaps in provision of recreational opportunities along the Perth coast.
To download and read more about the study and map series, go to the Department's website.
The MySkills website provides a set of high quality video stories and print resource downloads that promote vocational education and training (VET) to prospective students, parents and employers. They tackle some of the common misconceptions and assumptions about VET. The video stories offer interesting real-life perspectives and present facts to consider when making career choices. The site also provides a set of posters and logos that can be used to promote VET.
For more information, go to the VET. It's Right Now page of the MySkills website
On the evening of 28 February, the Western Australian horse and greyhound racing industries inducted their finest into the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame. Twelve new members across the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound codes received their accolades at the star-studded WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame ceremony held at the Crown, Perth.
The 2019 class of intakes in WA racing’s highest honour included five horses, three associates, two trainers and one jockey, driver and greyhound.
Gary Hall Jr shared the privilege of becoming the second member of his family to join the elite of WA harness racing after his father Gary Hall Snr’s induction as a trainer in the 2014 intake.
Visit the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame website to read more about the 2019 inductees.
Western Australian tourism businesses have produced a record-breaking medal haul at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Launceston, Tasmania. Equalling last year's gold medal tally, eight gold medals were awarded to WA tourism businesses. Another two silver and six bronze medals were awarded to WA. The medal tally total of 16 is the largest medal haul for the State since the awards' inception in 1985.
According to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia, "Tourism is vital to our State's economy; it creates jobs and develops business opportunities. The awards received by WA businesses are recognition that WA has real quality and diversity in its tourism offerings and operators who are committed to showing tourists the very best WA has to offer."
The full list of winners is available on the Tourism WA website.
PwC have released the 2019 Education Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work for comment. This draft Industry Skills Forecast does not include any new proposed work on the Training and Education (TAE) and Foundation Skills (FSK) Training Packages. Consultation on the content has been included in, and informed by, PwC’s Skills for Australia ongoing work engaging with employers, trainers, learners and the Education IRC.
Consultation on this Industry Skills Forecast is currently ongoing and includes publication of this document for public review before it is finalised.
If you would like to share comments or feedback on this document, you can provide these to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to access the draft Industry Skills Forecast document, please visit the PwC Skills for Australia website.
Forum Advocating Cultural and Eco-Tourism (FACET) is hosting their next FACET Forum on Wednesday 27 March focussing on the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program. The Forum will highlight how the WIL Program can assist Tourism, Hospitality and Events business source student expertise. Selected universities will explain the types of internships available and how to connect with the right people.
Registration is open until Friday 22 March. To Register and for more information, please click here.
The WA State History and Heritage Conference (WASHHC), 'Handle with Care', is being held at the Westin Perth Hotel, on 29 and 30 April. The conference will explore the threats facing WA’s places, stories and collections, including the environment, time, misuse, neglect and misguided good intent. It will also explore other elements of heritage, history and collections that may need to be ‘handled with care’. For the conference program, and registration information, please visit the conference website.
Draft 2 SIS Outdoor Recreation training package products are now ready for industry validation and feedback. The validation period will seek to ensure that changes made in Draft 2 reflect feedback received during the consultation period in August and September 2018. It will also provide an opportunity to provide final input prior to submission for endorsement.
Validation will be open from Thursday, 28 February to Friday, 22 March 2019.
You are encouraged to read the Summary of Changes Draft 1 to Draft 2 by clicking here, before you look at draft 2 materials. It addresses key systemic issues that have been addressed in Draft 2 and may save you time.
To access Draft 2 material and leave your feedback click here.
For instructions on how to use Feedback Forum click here.
For more information please contact Liz Horne at email@example.com or phone 0438 106 161.
The Certificate IV in Farriery has been developed to replace the previous Certificate III qualification. It has now been gazetted in Western Australia as a Class B qualification, qualifications that a person may, but need not, obtain by fulfilling the obligations of an apprentice under a training contract.
The apprenticeship has a nominal term of 36 months (full time) and can be delivered part-time or as a school-based apprenticeship.
View or download the Certificate IV in Farriery
Government Gazette No. 22 of 2019
PwC’s Skills for Australia has worked with the Printing and Graphic Arts Industry Reference Committee (ICP IRC) to prepare the updated Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (ISFPSW) for 2019/2020.
The Printing and Graphic Arts sector produces a variety of paper, publishing and graphic media and provides related professional advice. There are over 6,500 businesses operating across the printing, printing support services and packaging services industries in Australia, and almost 27,000 people employed in related occupations.
PWC's Skills for Australia are currently seeking public feedback on the ISFPSW, before it is submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.
Download the document here or go to the Skills Impact website to access it under 'Other Resources'.
To submit feedback, please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Friday 8 March, 2019.