As part of the new National Sustainability Framework for the tourism sector, a Toolkit was launched on Friday last week by all State and Territory Tourism Ministers.
The Framework sets out the commitment to advance sustainability in the sector, and the vision for Australia to be a world leader in sustainable tourism.
The Sustainable Tourism Toolkit is designed to help tourism businesses across Australia to begin their journey to become more sustainable.
This transformative Women Leaders in Sport Scholarship program that runs across 7 weeks is now open for applications for 2024. Organised by the Australian Sports Commission the program provides education about contemporary leadership practices and networking with other inspiring Australian sport leaders and aspiring leaders.
The program is run in a supportive environment and not only provides knowledge and networking but methods to enhancing your confidence as leader in today's dynamic world.
Access more information about the scholarship.
The Office for Sport, under the Department of Health and Aged Care, has initiated a comprehensive public consultation to shape the forthcoming National Sport Plan. This strategic endeavor aims to leverage the transformative power of sports and physical activity, fostering healthy, active, connected, and thriving communities.
As Australia prepares to host major global sporting events over the next decade, culminating in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the National Sport Plan aims to be a pivotal instrument in realising the government's sport-related priorities. Optimising opportunities in high performance, participation, tourism, trade, employment, inclusion, and economics.
Access the survey and consultation paper to provide feedback on the proposed vision, principles, priorities, and measures of success.
Jobs and Skills Australia have launched their 2024-25 annual work plan for consultation. The plan work plan sets out the outcomes and priorities for the financial year including in-depth studies, research and analytic projects. Submissions may be made before 24th January 2024.
Access the consultation paper and make a submission
A VET Students Outcomes – Top 100 Courses report released on 16 November 2023, emphasises VET's crucial role for graduates showcasing a 12.4% rise in employment rates. Particularly helpful for females, the system bridges education to employment, contributing to a $10,000 median income uplift and supports lifelong learning. It also positions VET graduates to support Australia's clean energy future, especially in engineering and related technology fields.
Access the full report and data set
FutureNow's 2022 - 23 Annual Report, published on November 16th 2023 describes a dynamic skills market which is operating within the context of significant labour market and educational reform. The report which describes the work FutureNow has been doing with employers, workers and the education and training sector can be accessed here.
The State Government has launched the TAFE: Be More campaign to showcase the vocational education and training (VET) courses and pathways available at TAFE colleges around the state.
Prospective students can explore over 1,000 courses on the new TAFE website that are specifically designed to cater to their career and study objectives. The website hosts short films that offer a glimpse into the lives of TAFE students.
The brand campaign positions TAFE as leader in achieving life changing outcomes for individuals and features more than 30 WA TAFE students who are completing VET qualifications, giving them skills to get ahead and excel in their chosen career.
The campaign was filmed on location at each of the five TAFE colleges throughout WA, and showcases the diverse range of study areas as well as the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities available.
Music tracks for the campaigns were also created by TAFE students. ‘TAFE: Be More’ specifically aims to inspire Western Australians to enrol at TAFE to progress their training and career opportunities – regardless of where they live or the barriers they may face.
Applications are now open for the 2024 Western Australian intake of sports traineeships with AFL Sportsready. Applications close Sunday 26th November 2023. A traineeship offers the opportunity to be paid while gaining practical workplace experience.
Find out more and put in an application
Ngurrangga Tours received the highest accolade at the 2023 Perth Airport WA tourism awards. The fully Aboriginal-owned tour operator delivers cultural tourism experiences within the Pilbara region.
Willie Creek Pearls, Live Ningaloo, CORE Cider House, Tree Chalets, and City of Fremantle were awarded Hall of Fame - for winning the gold medal in their categories three years in a row.
The new category recognising operators for excellence in accessible tourism was awarded to Off The Beaten Track WA.
The gold medallists in selected categories will go on to represent WA at the 2023 Australian Tourism Awards.
For the full list of winners and more information visit tourismcouncilwa.com.au
Global leaders from some of the world's biggest companies will come together to discuss tourism and trade after Western Australia was selected to host the prestigious World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit next year.
WTTC is the global authority on tourism and its members include over 200 CEOs, Chairpersons, and Presidents of companies such as Emirates, Etihad Airlines, Hilton Group, Visa, and Expedia.
The annual WTTC summit will take place in October 2024, and spotlight WA as an emerging global leader in travel, tourism and trade.
More information about World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)