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.
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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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Public consultation on the training requirements for the Tourism, Travel & Hospitality sector launched.
The formal ‘Industry Summary’ document has been guided by the sector’s Industry Reference Committee, comprising stakeholders from various industry organisations such as Restaurant Catering Australia, the Caravan Industry Association, AHA, training bodies, tourism groups and the Australian Travel Careers Council.
The draft summary gives an overview of the interconnected nature of travel, tourism and hospitality, as well as the crippling effect of COVID-19 and the expected industry recovery supported by the Government’s THRIVE 2030 strategy targeting $230 billion in visitor spending.
All the relevant qualifications have been reviewed and the only new proposed qualification is a Certificate IV in Travel qualification to be reviewed 2023-24 .
To download a copy of the draft Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC Industry Summary, please Click Here
To provide feedback on the document: Click Here (closes 5.00pm, Friday 29 July 2022)
An increase in 120 women AFL players will commence in the 2022 AFLW season starting August 2022. The AFLW CBA has been released and shows a significant increase in player payments alongside other employment benefits.
The state Government has launched a new Skilled Migrant Employment Register to attract workers to key industries, aimed at delivering the skilled labour needed to support Western Australia's economy and jobs market. The free register can be accessed through the Migration WA portal and has been designed to support skilled migrants to settle in WA while giving employers visibility of new talent.
The register will also support regional employers by linking migrants who indicate preferred employment in regional areas to employment opportunities in country WA.
For more information and to access the migration portal visit www.migration.wa.gov.au
The strategic direction to boost skilled workers through VET studies has seen more than 150,000 publicly funded course enrolments in 2021 within Western Australia. These statistics are a record and up 21 per cent from 2020. The increased enrolments have been supported by a reduction of course fees for over 200 qualifications and free training.
A number of Western Australian sporting clubs are holding events during NAIDOC week to encourage an inclusive environment and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To find out more about to participate in these events or to list your sporting club event please visit this website for details - click here
Skills Impact and the Animal Care and Management Industry Reference Committee have produced a latest report including information on work requiring social licenses such as animal welfare covering horse breeding and racing. They are seeking industry feedback by 31st July 2022. For a copy of the report please email our Racing and Equine Industry Development Manager, Kelly Perry by clicking here