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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com by end of day Friday 8 March, 2019.
The Australian Government has established the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee to develop the next strategy for the Australian Tourism industry to follow the Tourism 2020 strategy. The Committee has released its industry report to Government outlining its plan to increase visitor numbers, trip length, and spend; as well as to promote travel to regional Australia; and to empower the tourism industry to thrive in an increasingly digital world.
The report is open for public consultations, until 8 March 2019. Click here for more information.
Applications are now open for the 2019 WA Training Awards.
The WA Training Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers.
There are 13 categories in the WA Training Awards; eight individual categories and four organisation categories.
Applications for the WA Training Awards 2019 close on Friday 3 May at 5.00pm.
Winners in individual categories receive $3,000 to further their training or kick start their careers. Organisation winners are recognised as industry leaders and provided with marketing materials to promote their achievement.
Winners will be announced at a Presentation Dinner on Friday 13 September 2019.
WA Training Awards website
FutureNow’s Industry Manager for Tourism attended the 2019 International Tourism Symposium hosted on 20 February by Curtin University’s Tourism Research Cluster. The topic, ‘From under-tourism to just-right-tourism: Asian, European, American and Australian perspectives’ provided a basis to discuss possible future development pathways for Western Australia, within the context of the ‘over-tourism’ phenomenon in many destinations worldwide.
Technology is permeating every aspect of our lives and the fitness industry is no exception.
Modelled on the success of overseas technology conventions, Australia’s inaugural Fitness Industry Technology Summit is set to deliver the latest content from digital marketing experts in Sydney on 25th and 26th July.
The Summit event will have seven speakers from outside the fitness industry who use technology to analyse consumer behaviour and sharpen their marketing messages.
Parks & Leisure Australia (PLA) are the leading industry association for professionals in the sector and are represented on the FutureNow Sport and Recreation Industry Advisory Network.
The Parks & Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence were established to highlight the very high standard and range of best practice and innovation the parks and leisure industry has to offer. In 2019 there are eleven categories, thirty three judges and PLA anticipate over 150 representatives at the Award ceremony on the 6th June 2019 at Ambrose Estate, Wembley. Nominations are now open for the 2019 Awards of Excellence and close on the 29th March 2019.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Printing Awards. Starting with the Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICA), and culminating with the 2019 National Printing Award (NPA) winners showcasing their works in Parliament House at the next Print to Parliament!
The Printing Awards have been synonymous with print excellence, some winners going on to dominate and win International Awards. The theme for the 2019 Printing Awards is ‘An Industry Revolution’. Members of the Printing Industries Association of Australia are entitled to enter their first category for free.
Printed entry forms are en route in the mail. Return with payment to submit your entry. Online entries have been streamlined, and can be paid and then fully completed online at: https://www.printingawards.com.au.
Entries close Friday 19 April 2019.
The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training has produced a strategy document to provide Australian students with the best quality advice to make the transition from school to higher education, training or work.
'Future Ready, a student focused national career education strategy' was endorsed by COAG this month and was developed through collaboration between education, industry and business, career advisors and young people.
The strategy outlines a number of mechanisms to improve career education in schools including,