The Department of Training and Workforce Development has released its 2023 - 28 Strategic Plan based around the five principles of; economic diversification, student support, First Nations participation, digital transformation in learning and in work and the central importance of TAFE.
The Plan can be read here.
New research by Regional Arts Australia and Culture Counts outlines the significant contribution that cultural tourism makes to Australia's regions. The Cultural Tourism Accelerator program 2021 - 22 reports on the $5 million Commonwealth investment in the arts and cultural activities that was made to increase tourism in regional, rural and remote communities.
Information and communications technology (ICT) graduates are encouraged to apply for the state Government's Digital Graduate Program, which invites students to kickstart their careers in the public sector. The new program takes a whole-of-Government approach to increasing technical capabilities and creating pathways for students, placing graduates in rotating placements across Government agencies including Departments of Education; Communities; Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction as well as WA Police and Health Support Services.
Working in collaboration with WA universities, the State Government is promoting the ICT pathways to attract a diverse range of graduates and build the public sector's digital capability.
The four programs include:
Learn more at A Place of Opportunity
Read Minister Dawson's full media statement
A new website with an industry toolkit is aiming to make live music venues in Western Australia safer and more inclusive, especially for women and the LGBTQI+ community. Community organisation Safer Venues WA was started as a measure to address safety and harassment concerns after a 2017 survey found 67 per cent of 550 respondents had previously been harassed in a WA venue, and of those people, 80 per cent were women.
The new website provides practical information such as advice on signage and house policy development, door entry and bathroom safety procedures and security briefing scripts. There is also a downloadable harassment report form and after-care cards.
Read Minister Ellery's full media statement
Visit Safer Venues WA
The mission of Disability Sports Australia is to "enable more Australian's with a disability to be more active more often". Their newly released strategic plan for 2023 to 2026 outlines their 5 pillars to achieving this such as advocacy, people, culture and system, programs and delivery, partnerships and stakeholder engagement and financial stability.
Access the strategic plan
Ausactive the peak health and fitness body in Australia have collaborated with their UK counterpart to offer Australian health and fitness organisations the opportunity to measure their digital effectiveness. This is achieved through the completion of a survey and will create an instant score of the organisations "digital maturity and effectiveness" and include strategic recommendations and resources for improvements.
This survey measurement is available until 31st August 2023 and can be accessed on the Ausactive website
The training sector's brightest stars have been recognised, with Training Minister Simone McGurk announcing 45 finalists in the WA Training Awards 2023. The annual awards celebrate the outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising the State's best apprentices, trainees, employers and training organisations. This year, the awards acknowledge the State's elite achievers across 13 categories. There are 31 finalists vying for eight individual awards and 14 finalists up for five organisation categories.
FutureNow support the WA Training Awards by participating in judging panels and coaching applicants in the creative, technology, and leisure industries.
Explore the stories of the WA Training Awards finalists for 2023
The West Australian Football Commission have recently finished their regional Western Australia tour presenting the Tackle Your Feelings program. This is a free program designed for AFL community football clubs to enhance staff and players ability to manage mental health challenges.
To find out more and request program implementation with your club visit Tackle Your Feelings.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking input from arts, culture, and creative industries to help develop a 10 Year Vision for Arts and Culture in WA (10 Year Vision). By completing an online survey, you will be advising the WA Government on how it can best support the growth of the state’s arts, culture and creative industries over the next 10 years.
The 10 Year Vision is WA's opportunity to update the Strategic Directions 2016-2031. Released in 2016, this document was the first to provide a unified vision for the arts, culture, and creative industries, and intended to provide a long-term strategic direction for WA.
The DLGSC announced the review, stating that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for an updated vision for the sector which reflects the changes in a national and global context, and more clearly articulates the WA Government’s priorities for arts, culture, and creative industries in line with wider priorities for the state.
Read the 10 Year Vision Discussion Paper to find out more about achievements against the Strategic Directions 2016-2031 milestones, the consultation process for the 10 Year Vision, and the potential for the 10 Year Vision to draw on the framework of the National Cultural Policy: Revive: A place for every story, and a story for every place.
The survey will be open until midnight on Tuesday 22 August 2023.