In partnership with JGC Group, Sport and Recreation (WA), is delivering three separate workshops for State Sporting Associations, peak industry bodies and recreation organisations.
The workshops are designed for people who assist in the effective and efficient operations of their sport or recreation club. Each workshop will cover a different stand-alone topic:
The City of Bunbury is hosting a Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop on 21 May 2018. Delivered by WA Sports Federation in partnership with the WWC Screening Unit, the aim of the workshop is to:
The State Government has announced a $3 million fund to support homegrown contemporary music artists - describing the industry as one that boosts the economy and creates thousands of jobs for Western Australians. Next week the State Budget will include the Contemporary Music Fund, a $3 million commitment over the next four years, to contribute to the development of markets for WA music. Grants will be made available to promote talented local musicians and assist them with marketing, promotional, performance, recording and production costs. The fund is intended to enable musicians and those working in the industry to build links between the local music industry, as well as the national and international industries. It aims to ensure a strong representation of musicians and music professionals from Aboriginal, regional, cultural and gender diverse backgrounds. Government will also work with industry stakeholders to identify ways to further develop WA's contemporary music industry. According to peak industry body West Australian Music, the contemporary music industry is worth almost $1 billion to the WA economy each year and creates almost 3,000 direct full-time jobs.
The McGowan Government has launched its new $1 million sport and recreation club support and development program. The Every Club program is designed to enable organisations develop tailored plans to support and develop their clubs through access to funding for workforce training, promotional costs, development of resources, delivery of workshops and implementation of club support plans.
Funding is open to clubs, local governments, State Sporting Associations, regional sporting associations and community organisations. For more information click here.
Applications close on June 8, 2018.
PwC's Skills for Australia have released draft training products for Business Services. They are seeking industry feedback on reviewed Work Health and Safety qualifications to more closely align training with the skills needs of industry. Reviewed units pertain to Certificates III and IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety. Click here to view the revised units, as well as a summary document explaining the context of the project and the changes that have been made.
To provide comment email the downloaded documents with your comments or tracked changes to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 May 2018.
Following industry consultation, PwC’s Skills for Australia have released a Case for Change outlining a new piece of work which proposes the review of Printing and Graphic Arts Industry Knowledge and Employability Skills. The Case for Change outlines rationale for the review and details recommended changes to training products in the ICP Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package. Final comments on the proposed Knowledge and Employability Skills project can be sent to Anna Thomas by 29 April 2018.
The spotlight will shine on Western Australia’s Aboriginal tourism sector in 2020 thanks to the successful bid by WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) for Perth to play host to the third World Indigenous Tourism Summit. The summit is expected to attract hundreds of delegates from around Australia and the world to discuss economic, environmental, social and political advances and challenges in indigenous tourism. Previous summits were held in Canada and New Zealand.
WA Arts and Culture sector leaders have welcomed the announcement of Sam Walsh AO as the new chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. Mr Walsh is currently the chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and commissioning panel chair of the Australian representation for the Venice Biennale. Formerly a chief executive of Rio Tinto, Mr Walsh retired in 2016. He has been the director of the Royal Opera House and Ballet while based in London, and former chair of Black Swan State Theatre Company, chair of the WA Chamber of Arts and Culture and chair of the Australian Business Arts Foundation.
The Chamber of Arts and Culture Executive Director Henry Boston welcomed the announcement: "The Chamber is delighted that someone with a deep understanding of the cultural landscape in Western Australia will now guide the next steps of the Council".
"Sam's board experience across a number of art forms as well as the global nature of Rio Tinto's business will bring to the Council a view that will assist the development of a truly national arts strategy; one which acknowledges and seeks to address the challenges of a large country with its disparate population," said Boston.
"The Chamber looks forward to continuing a strong dialogue with Council under the new leadership."
The FutureNow Board offers a warm welcome to Fran Kirby as the new State Training Board Representative.
Fran is Regional Human Resources Manager WA at Accor Asia Pacific Corporation with responsibility for 13 Accor Hotels and Inns across Western Australia.
Following a period of consultation, final draft of the new Certificate IV in Farriery is available for industry validation. Similarly, feedback is sought on the new qualification for equine hoof care. Stakeholders are invited to check and confirm that the qualification, skill set and units are logical and factually accurate. A summary of the feedback that was received during consultation and a description of its consideration and application in the final drafts can be viewed on the Skills Impact website. Open for comment until 26 April 2018.
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