Facilitating the continual improvement of workforce skills in the creative, leisure and technology sectors to drive economic growth & productivity, as well as enriching Western Australia's cultural and social landscape - now and into the future.
Major national review of creative arts vocational qualifications complete A major review of the CUA Creative Arts and Culture training package has been completed and released for use on training.gov.au. As part of the two-year, systematic review, 52 qualifications were added and 53 removed. Similarly, 55 skill sets were added, with 49 removed. While the new suite of qualifications mirrors the old thematically, with pathways in diverse creative fields including dance, screen and media, visual arts, and live technical production, each element has been revisited with industry to ensure currency. Several new specialisations or areas of knowledge have been added to reflect industry trends and demand, such as the new museums and galleries specialisations to be found in the Arts and Cultural Administration qualifications. These represent the first vocational pathways for the GLAM sector in Australia, and were heavily informed by the expertise of Western Australian stakeholders.
FutureNow is the Western Australian Skills Advisory Body for the Creative, Technology & Leisure sectors.
FutureNow's span includes all aspects of Arts and Culture as well as Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Technology, Screen and Media, Print & Graphic Arts and Sport, Recreation and Racing. FutureNow works with employers, workers, self employed people, the education and training sector, government and the community to achieve relevant and meaningful skills outcomes.
To be the independent body that provides industry informed advice to influence skills development strategies across the Creative, Technology and Leisure sectors.
Western Australia is well prepared with the new order skills required by the evolving economy and changing society.
Provide leadership and strategic advice about skills, workforce and industry development in WA. Work with industry to anticipate and facilitate the shifting workplace and skills needs of the creative, technology and leisure sectors. Provide leadership about education and training mechanisms of skills development in WA through knowledge of material issues and work with education and training providers. Advise on education and training policy matters related to changing work typologies.
We invite you to contribute to this work by joining one of our industry advisory networks.
FutureNow acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Australia as traditional custodians of the lands and waters. It honours their wisdom, cultures, languages and communities and pays respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the many contributions Aboriginal people make to our community, our businesses and to our learning.