Bushwalking WA is calling on bushwalkers, trail runners and hikers to complete a 10-minute online survey to provide valuable community input to help shape future strategy.
Responses will help develop the official Bushwalking and Trail Running Strategy for Western Australia, being steered primarily by Sport and Recreation and Parks and Wildlife Service.
To complete the survey, bushwalkers should follow click here while trail runners should follow this link.
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.
Businesses, training providers, trainers and students are encouraged to showcase their efforts and best-practice by applying.
To view the individual and organisational categories and for more information click here.
Applications close on 4 May 2018.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development has launched a customer-facing website, focusing on the provision of all information related to vocational education and training, career and workforce development in Western Australia, as well as Aboriginal specific information and resources. The website includes:
PwC Skills for Australia have released for comment Draft versions of the Training Product, Case for Endorsement, Implementation Guide and Implementation Guide Appendix for Project CUA 1B: Professional Writing and Editing Qualifications.
FutureNow is gathering feedback on behalf of Western Australian industry and invites you to provide a response by COB Wednesday 11th April 2018.
Please contact FutureNow's Industry Manager for Creative Industries, Ann-Marie Ryan, with your comments.
Click below to access materials:
Case for Endorsement
Implementation Guide Appendix
Draft Training Product
PwC’s Skills for Australia has worked with the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to prepare the updated Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (ISFPSW) for 2018/2019. The Cases for Change outline the rationale for proposed upcoming projects in the financial year 2018-19.
They are seeking public feedback on the ISFPSW, before it is submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.
The Draft ISFPSW is available for comment until COB Tuesday 24th April 2018. Click here for details.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development is seeking feedback on the draft WA nominal hours for the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package version 3.0. This version relates to new units of competency for the outdoor recreation equine sector.
Feedback on the draft is requested relating to the following:
Please forward comments by COB Monday 16 April 2018.
Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has released the State Tourism Satellite Accounts 2016-17, which show tourism’s contribution to each state and territory’s economy.
In 2016-17, tourism was worth $11.8 billion to Western Australia’s economy, marking a 0.9% increase on 2015-16. During this period, the tourism industry in WA was staffed by 103,900 workers.
For more information, please visit the TRA website
Respected Aboriginal business leader Kia Dowell has been appointed to Tourism WA’s Board of Commissioners.
Ms Dowell is the head of Strategy and Innovation at Indigenous Business Australia, and is responsible for the delivery of a five-year national strategy for the organisation, which is the lead Commonwealth agency for Aboriginal economic development.
More information is available via Minister for Tourism’s media statement
FutureNow has produced a position paper exploring the occupation of Stage Manager and the related workforce development challenges faced by the performing arts industry. Retention, long term career sustainability and the availability of Stage Managers continues to plague industry in Western Australia. The paper examines systemic issues which affect career longevity and presents recommendations to mitigate career exits.
Click here for a copy of the paper.
A $6 million McGowan Government investment will help create more than 37 kilometres of new cycling path across Western Australia to improve the connection of local communities. Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has allocated the grants, which will go to 34 local governments over the next two years to further expand metropolitan and regional cycling infrastructure.
Click here for more information.