A Sizzle Reel and Look Book have been released by Screenwest as part of the launch of a $20m Production Attraction Fund, showcasing WA's spectacular and versatile filming locations across our regions, and metropolitan Perth. The Fund builds on a range of financial incentives designed to attract world-class productions to Western Australia, including the WA Regional Screen Fund and the WA Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects Incentive.
Minister for Culture and the Arts, the Hon David Templeman said "An increase in funded productions will provide skills development and training opportunities for local screen practitioners, while helping to unlock the Federal Location Incentive Program. Creating a pipeline of WA productions will increase the capability and capacity of the local industry and suppliers, ahead of the delivery of the proposed state-of-the-art film studio and screen production facility."
Read Minister Templeman's media release
Learn about WA film production incentives
The state government has announced a $3.9 million package to fund tourism and hospitality workforce initiatives over the next two years.
The funding will support a series of job-ready skills training courses with StudyPerth for international students and initiatives targeting working holiday makers to leverage the returning pool of workers in these markets.
Tourism and hospitality will be promoted as a rewarding career through activity such as the Chef Ambassador in-school hospitality demonstration program delivered by Hospitality Group Training, and an annual program of in-school tourism career information sessions will also support longer-term initiatives aimed at encouraging young people to consider careers in tourism and hospitality and creating a sustainable pipeline of local skilled workers.
Read the media release here
In addition, a new hospitality and tourism recruitment campaign, called Discover the Other Side, will launch in coming weeks. The campaign will aim to help attract hospitality and tourism workers from interstate and New Zealand to work and live in WA.
More information about: Discover the Other Side
The The Commonwealth government has released an Issues Paper outlining topics to be addressed at the Jobs and Skills summit to be held in Canberra on September 1st and 2nd. The paper describes maintaining full employment, the role of education and training, skilled migration and workforce participation as key areas to be addressed by the 100 invited delegates from government, civil society and employer and union groups.
The Australian Industry Skills Commission at their August 17th meeting have approved the endorsement of two new skills sets for the creative industries: Project 22A Virtual and hybrid events and creative products; and Project 22B Working with confronting material.
The new CUA Creative Arts and Culture training products are anticipated to be available at training.gov.au from November 2022.
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If you are interested in outdoor WA adventures then the new website Explore Parks WA might be worth a look. This site offers an online booking system covering 65 campgrounds with 1953 campsites across Western Australia. Western Australia has a beautiful array of outdoor stays and natural landscapes to explore.
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Disability Services Minister Don Punch recently launched Disability Jobs Connect, a new online platform linking people with disability to employment pathways. National Disability Services, the peak body representing disability service providers, has developed the online platform in partnership with local WA technology company Studium. The development of Disability Jobs Connect was funded by the state government through a $400,000 Lotterywest grant.
Job seekers create their own profiles to showcase their skills, values and interests in the way that best suits and describes them. DES providers can also upload the profiles of people with disability and support them through the job search process. Employers using the platform create profiles and define 'talent groups' which outline the skills, values and types of talent they need. Job seekers and employers can then search and 'filter' profiles and make requests to connect and explore employment opportunities.
Read more at NDS
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With the challenge of retaining sports umpires for our children and adult sporting events, a new campaign is being released titled "Stop Umpire Abuse". Research has found sports umpiring to be a job which receives a serious and significant level of abuse impacting retention rates. The new campaign announced by the West Australian Football commission launched 3 August 2022 aims to assist with cultural change around how umpires are treated.
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Revised draft materials relating to the following TAE Training and Education Training Package products are now available for public validation:
Feedback has been integrated, and this validation period is to allow stakeholders to verify that this final draft of the training products meets industry needs.
Comments may be provided to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday 12 August, 2022.
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