Training Package Products including qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for the Events, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sectors, Cookery and Kitchen Operations and the Responsible Service of Alcohol have been updated in order to meet the current and future needs of industry.
The updated Training Package SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package (Release 2.0) has been published on the national register and can be accessed here.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries are currently advertising for casual outdoor instructors. These roles will work across recreation camps located at:
Applications close Friday 1st July 2022.
Thousands of rare and remarkable items in museums, cultural centres and private collections across Western Australia have been brought together in a new online portal. WAnderland is packed with hidden treasures and tales - from the cultured to the kitsch and everything in between. The website opens a doorway to WA's fascinating regional collections - inspiring you to hit the road and experience them for yourself. Discover the collections on your device and add things that intrigue you to an online itinerary planner, building a bespoke bucket list for your next real-life adventure. The WAnderland project, led by the WA Museum, is the culmination of two years' work and more than 10 weeks on the road. Project director Roz Lipscombe travelled with a photographer and regional writers across a third of Australia to identify and document rarely seen items from private and public collections.
Read Minister Templeman's full media statement
Visit the WAnderland website
A new state-of-the-art creative industries hub at the Central Regional TAFE Geraldton campus has been officially opened by state Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery. The project is the latest to be completed as part of the state government's TAFE infrastructure upgrades. Budding artists, fashion designers and media specialists from across the Mid-West region are now learning at the dynamic creative industries hub, where Central Regional TAFE will deliver its creative industries, visual arts and multimedia training programs. The TAFE's ageing visual arts building has been extended, refurbished and had its roof replaced. It now includes modern art studios, workshops, classrooms and a technology centre. The new facility will be used to deliver training for fashion and textiles, multimedia, photography, graphic design, jewellery making, pottery and glass-making, ensuring students are learning in industry-standard facilities so they graduate job-ready.
Read Minister Ellery's full media statement
Also announced recently, $1.2 million is to be dedicated over four years to the development of a creative technologies hub in Bunbury. The WA Creative Technology Innovation Hub will operate in collaboration with the State Government, Edith Cowan University, City of Bunbury and industry to stimulate and grow Western Australia's emerging creative and immersive technology industry.
Discover TrailsWA new website
With the increased interest in trail walking, mountain biking and paddling, among other outdoor pursuits, TrailsWA have released a new user friendly and visually appealing website. The website assists in helping find trails and outdoor pursuits in Perth and regional Western Australia, outlining information, customer reviews and pictures. Discover your next outdoor pursuit via TrailsWA.
Draft 2 of the SIS Sport and Recreation Training package including:
• SIS10122 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
• SIS20122 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
• SIS30122 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
• SIS40122 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
• SIS50122 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.
the skill sets:
• SISSS00131 Aquatic Technical Operator Skill Set
• SISSS00132 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher Skill Set
• SISSS00133 Pool Lifeguard Skill Set.
are now open for industry feedback before Friday 17th June 2022. To look through the draft, provide feedback and enrol for one of the webinars about the new changes visit the SkillsIQ website.
Compulsory vaccine requirements in most workplaces will be removed from Friday 10th June.
Perth Festival have released their 2022 Impact Report. The annual report explores the reach of Perth's premier arts festival, and notes this year that $10.9 million was paid to Western Australian artists, workers, suppliers, and contractors over the course of the event. The festival delivered 125 events featuring 630 artists, and had a direct economic impact of $20 million. With closed borders, there was a reduced tourism impact from past years, however this also meant that almost all the artists were from WA.
Read the report
The VET Qualifications Register for Secondary Students for the 2023 school year is now available on the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s website. The Register is updated annually and provides industry advice for schools and RTOs on the suitability of qualifications for secondary students and delivery requirements to meet industry standards. The register aims to assist schools and RTOs to select qualifications that are more likely to be completed by secondary students or help them to transition effectively to further training or employment.
VET for secondary students | Department of Training and Workforce Development (dtwd.wa.gov.au)