High temperatures around 37 and 38 degrees are commonplace in Kununurra across October to December. The regional community leisure centre redevelopment includes a water park to enhance family physical activity options.
Minister Templeman has launched the West Australian Strategic Trails Blueprint 2022 - 27. The Blueprint which includes trails in bushwalking, cycling, horse riding, snorkelling and mountain biking has an emphasis on inclusivity, accessibility and connection to country, community and culture.
The Commonwealth has published the Terms of Reference for the Employment White paper. This work is an outcome of the Jobs and Skills Summit held in early September. The overarching focus is productivity growth, full employment and equitable labour market participation. Feedback is invited on the Terms of Reference which is expected to be produced by September 2023.
Recently endorsed changes to the CUA Creative Arts and Culture training package were made available on the National register on October 19th. The changes include new and modified components and can be found here.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) latest report shows that apprentice and trainee commencements increased to 85,470 in the March quarter 2022, the highest number for a quarter since 2012.
The industry sectors with the largest absolute increases in commencements were Accommodation (51.0%), Manufacturing (37.7%), and Administrative and Support Services (21.7%) compared to March quarter 2021.
Unfortunately cancellations and withdrawals increased during the quarter (up 28.2% from March quarter 2021).
Western Australia has 45 940 apprentice and trainees in training (up 25.4% from 31 March 2021). Read the full report here.
Independent Tertiary Education Council of Australia (ITECA) State of Sector Report Released
This report examines the role independent skills training and higher education providers have in developing Australia's workforce.
With WA’s idyllic climate and beautiful wide streets perfect for outdoor entertainment, it’s hard to imagine that once upon a time enjoying a cup of coffee on the pavement was banned. The latest case study from the Committee for Perth examines the introduction of alfresco dining. Read the Case Study Here
2022 Skills Priority List released
The National Skills Commission have released the 2022 Skills Priority List report. This annual report provides an assessment of the labour market, including a list and overview of occupations in shortage.