The West Australian government is investigating the role that skilled migration might play in helping to ease labour market pressures being experienced by the hospitality sector. If you are facing issues finding staff to fill hospitality positions we would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete the brief survey below.
The survey is open until noon on Friday, 18th June, 2021.
Hospitality Industry Skilled Migration Survey June 2021
SkillsIQ have released the Case for Endorsement for the Unit of competence Provide responsible service of alcohol (SITFAB021) and the Skill set Responsible service of alcohol (SITSS00071) which sit within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality training package. Feedback may be provided until Friday 18th June 2021.
View the Case for endorsement and supporting documentation
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Skills service organisation Skills IQ have released for comment, draft 2 of the SIT Tourism, Travel, and Hospitality training package with particular reference to cookery qualifications. Nine cookery qualifications, 5 skill sets, and 68 units of competency have been reviewed as part of this project. Drafts may be viewed here and feedback will be accepted until COB Friday 25th June 2021.
As always, please get in touch with your Industry Development Manager to discuss or any queries.
Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip CEO Alec Coles OBE has been named 2021 Arts & Culture Western Australian of the Year. Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman congratulated Mr Coles on his outstanding achievement in leading the development of the new museum.
Minister Templeman said "I sincerely congratulate Alec Coles on his outstanding achievement in delivering such an exciting, engaging, inspiring museum for the people of Western Australia. Nationally and internationally the WA Museum Boola Bardip will play a very significant role in positioning Perth as a centre for cultural excellence and Western Australia as a destination for cultural tourism. The enormous benefits of Alec's contribution to culture, science and the arts will be enjoyed by generations to come."
Read Minister Templeman's media statement
The Bledisloe Cup is a rugby union competition between the national teams of Australia and New Zealand that has been contested since the 1930s.
Perth's 2019 and 2021 Bledisloe Cup matches were secured for Perth by the State Government, through Tourism WA, in partnership with Rugby Australia.
Rugby union fans around Australia and New Zealand can snap up tickets from 10am today (AWST) to Perth's Bledisloe Cup Test on August 21 at Optus Stadium.
The tickets, priced from $49 and available through http://www.wallabies.rugby, will give fans the chance to witness the only Bledisloe test to be played on Australian soil this year.
Major industry release the ACS Deloitte Digital Pulse, has been released for 2021. The Australian Computer Society contracts Deloitte to produce the report each year, which explores the workforce landscape for digital industries across Australia. This year's report identifies that "Australia’s better-than-expected economic performance over the past year was partly due to technology enabling businesses to adapt to a dramatically changing and uncertain environment."
Read the report
A review of the Certificates III and IV in Fitness is due to conclude, with final drafts being released for comment ahead of submission to the Australian Industry Skills Commission for endorsement and incorporation in the SIS Sport Fitness and Recreation training package.
Please contact FutureNow on 9285 8555, or email firstname.lastname@example.org before COB Monday 24th May 2021 if you would like to provide any further advice.
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Skills Impact have released Draft 2 training products for the Horse Care project for review and comment. The drafts (from the RGR training package) can be found on the Skills Impact website (skillsimpact.com.au).
The drafts will be available for feedback, either to FutureNow or Skills Impact until close of business Thursday 10 June 2021.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2021 Budget on Tuesday, 11th May, which expands spending in areas including childcare, aged care, mental health, and infrastructure. Below are links to a collection of articles from creative and leisure industries' media outlets, summarising and analysing the budget.
ArtsHub veteran Gina Fairley answered the question of 'What's in it for the Arts' succinctly: 'Sweet little'. However, the already announced Digital Games Tax Offset is being embraced by industry. The screen sector, regional galleries and museums, Aboriginal visual arts, and media are all represented in the budget, though primarily through already-announced initiatives.
North Regional TAFE's Broome Hospitality and Student Services Centre has moved forward with tenders for the construction of the $10 million project now open. Local firm Engawa Architects has finalised the design for the development of two new buildings at the Broome campus; one for hospitality and tourism and the second for hair and beauty training, which will be linked by an outdoor meeting place.
The redevelopment will provide a welcome boost to hospitality and tourism training in the Kimberley region. Construction is anticipated to start in July 2021 with estimated completion in July 2022.
A similar project for the Mandurah campus of South Metropolitan TAFE is currently out for tender.