Skills Impact have developed a draft Certificate IV in Farriery to replace the current Certificate III in Farriery. They are seeking feedback from industry stakeholders on the proposed qualification. The reviewed units more closely align to the level of complexity and actual farrier work being done within industry. Units have also been developed for barefoot trimmers, including a new Certificate III in Equine Barefoot Care.
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Incite Awards Information Session
Entries for the 27th annual WAITTA Incite Awards are now open. WAITTA are hosting an information session Wednesday 21st February 2018 which will outline essential award submission insights. Click here for more information.
The State Government has developed a program to support community and recreation clubs across Western Australia. The new Every Club program will provide clubs with access to club development resources that target their specific needs.
A new website, learning and development resources, and networking opportunities for club volunteers across the State will support club improvement and success.
View media statement here.
PwC Skills for Australia are currently conducting a survey to gather feedback around a series of proposed projects for 2018-19 in the following areas:
PwC Skills for Australia are currently conducting a survey to gather feedback around proposed projects for 2018-19 in relation to the Information Communications Technology Training Package. The projects centre on the themes ‘Get a job’ and ‘Get a better job’. PwC Skills for Australia are seeking input from a broad representation of stakeholders and we encourage you to take the time to add your insights and help guide the work of PwC and the national Industry Reference Committee in the coming year.
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Women in Technology WA Boardroom series - Inclusive Leadership is the New Black
Women in Technology WA and Australian Computer Society-Women join forces to celebrate International Women's Day.
Join this high-profile panel event as WiTWA explore how the workplace is evolving, with the world-wide attention on the inclusion of diversity. Hear inspirational stories of leadership and resilience from leading women in Australia and come away with strategies to forge your own pathway in the workplace and in leadership.
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CAN Fast Art Talks
Do you want to kick start your 2018 with a fast, but hearty dose of inspirational art and ideas?
Make sure you go along to CAN’s Fast Art Talks.
It’s at the King Street Arts Centre | Thursday 22nd of February | 5.30 – 7.00pm.
Free for CAN members, or $5 for non-members.
Arrive at 5:30pm for drinks, cheese and chats and then FAST ART starts at 6pm.
AIIA Launch iAwards 2018
Entries into Australia's longest-running most broadly scoped innovation recognition program are closing on 8 March.
If your technology is making a difference in the community don't miss the chance to shine the light on your outstanding work in the 2018 iAwards.
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The Minister for Education and Training has endorsed the setting of the minimum part time hours per week of paid work and supervised training for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs). This setting was determined following extensive stakeholder consultation and confirms current practice.
The setting is identified on the Public Register of Prescribed VET Qualifications. It states a school-based training contract comprises of:
Please note that the setting identifies the minimum hours of paid work and allows employers and SBATs to negotiate longer hours of work, if required.
A fact sheet School-based apprenticeships and traineeships: Minimum hours per week is available on the Department’s website at dtwd.wa.gov.au/apprenticeship-office
2018 WA Training Awards Launched
Applications for the WA Training Awards 2018 are now open.
The WA Training Awards are an opportunity for the Western Australian training sector to showcase excellence, inspire future talent and reward best practice.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery recently launched the awards while visiting the facilities at North Metropolitan TAFE's Pavilion Restaurant.
The awards recognise and reward the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students and the contribution of trainers, training organisations and employers. As one of the biggest employing industries in WA, it is anticipated the awards will feature many entrants from the hospitality sector. The industry employs some 97,000 Western Australians and continues to grow.