On the 1st of December the state government announced several new marketing campaigns to attract overseas visitors and workers to the state:
Fitness Australia today have released to industry a new vision and rebranding. To promote physical activity across all exercise and wellness modalities including yoga, pilates, spin, dance and aqua classes.
As we move to appreciating that exercise extends beyond just the physical benefits and beyond the traditional gym workout. Fitness Australia, have relaunched as AUSactive.
AUSactive have the largest register of exercise professionals & facilities across Australia and is a not-for-profit industry association.
To view the exciting and vibrant re-launch video click here
The Heritage Skills Association were the winners of the 2021 Community Based Organisation category, at the recent State Heritage Award.
Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister of Heritage & Hon John Cowdell AM, Chair of Heritage Council of Western Australia presented the award at the WA State Heritage Awards 2021. The Heritage Skills Association is a member organisation for sharing skills to repair and care for infrastructure of heritage significance. The Association formed in late 2020 to promote the transference of artisan skills into the local community.
Applications are now open to the Regional Arts Fund's Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program, for regional arts organisations, local governments, and artists to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional WA. The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package. It is delivered through the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government Program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia.
This week, Regional Arts Australia will be holding two online information sessions, where they will walk you through the application process, and answer your questions. Click the links below to register.
Tuesday 23 November 4pm AWST
Thursday 25 November 10.30am AWST
Draft 2 of the SIT Tourism Travel and Hospitality Training Package are now available for stakeholder review. The draft can be found on the Skills IQ website:
It is possible to make comments directly on the SkillsIQ website, however it would be appreciated if you could copy the FutureNow Industry Development Manager for the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Events industries, Melissa Harkins, at email@example.com or on 0497 799 990 in on your feedback. She will pass this feedback onto the DTWD (Department of Training and Workforce Development) so they can ensure the SSO (Skills Service Organisation – SkillsIQ) and the IRC (Industry Reference Committee) consider the issues identified from WA industry stakeholders.
SkillsIQ are hosting 2 more webinars to seek stakeholder input. To register your interest in attending a webinar, please click on one of the links below.
Date Time (AEDT)
Webinar 3: Monday, 22 November 2021 3.00pm-4.30pm
Webinar 4: Wednesday, 24 November 2021 09.30am-11.00am
Please forward your feedback by COB next Thursday 25th November.
Particular mention to the following award winners who have worked with FutureNow on our Career Pathways project, which is a suite of occupational guides and a website (https://www.thecareers.guide/) that has been produced to present career pathways information to prospective learners interested in employment in the hospitality, tourism and events field.
Gold - Ecotourism
Bronze - Adventure Tourism
Live Ningaloo’s mission is to reclaim time in a meaningful way and give people the space to feel something. Tours are small, with ten people maximum and in-water interactions to a single group, no switching between multiple groups of people on tours.
This new development centre aims to provide water safety and awareness programs, first aid courses and beach rescue services. It will contribute to the up-skilling of members in Surf Life Saving and rescue volunteer training. More information can be found at the media statement
The Government is to host a series of tourism industry consultations across Western Australia. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to share ideas on the industry's future. Tourism is a major focus of the State Government's WA Recovery Plan The series of 14 events commence on Monday 1st November and will be held at metropolitan and regional locations stretching from Kununurra to Esperance.
The tourism industry in Western Australia accounts for more than 109,000 jobs and before COVID-19, contributed $11 billion in visitor spend to the State's economy.
Read the full statement
The government has announced a mandatory workforce vaccination scheme as one of the measures to be used to prepare the state for the anticipated community transmission of the COVID19 virus. The measures will be applied to a very broad range of occupations. This is further extended to parts of the workforce that will require double vaccination to attend work under lockdown restrictions.
Information about the program can be accessed here.
The sport and recreation and aquatic and community recreation sub-sectors have changed significantly in the last decade leading to key changes to workforce demand and the operating environment. The training package products are no longer fit for purpose and need to be updated. As a result a Case for Change to these SIS Training Packages have been made:
SIS10115 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
SIS31015 Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
SIS40115 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.
To present your input and/or support for this case it needs to be made by 9:00am AEDT on Monday, 01 November 2021.
To access the case for change and contact details click here