The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have increased the privileges of Grade 1 training endorsement holders. They are now authorised to train, assess and grant a range of nominated authorisations. Full details can be found on the CASA website including guidance material to help you understand the changes.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) are seeking feedback on the first Advisory Circular (AC) on pilot supervision. Contact CASA to provide your insights into:
Truck drivers have been added to the National Skills Commission’s skills shortage list. The Skills Priority List provides a detailed view of occupations in shortage as well as the future demand for occupations in Australia.
Trucking is one of 129 occupations that weren’t considered in shortage in 2021 but are now in shortage in 2022.
You can see the skills priority list here.
Australian businesses and industry have the opportunity to participate in the next generation of contracts to deliver base services around Australia and support Defence’s key capabilities. It follows the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a fourth generation of contracts. Small and medium-sized businesses, Indigenous businesses, as well as social and veteran enterprises are welcomed to consider becoming part of the supply chain supporting Australian bases. Base services provide significant employment opportunities, contributing to a strong and resilient domestic Defence industry.
Current contracts for base services are due to expire in mid-2024. Industry can go to AusTender for more information.
The State Government is extending access to subsidised training to support refugees and asylum seekers from Ukraine and Afghanistan as they seek to take up job opportunities in Western Australia. The new initiative will support this cohort to gain skills and sustainable employment, as well as efforts to build a pipeline of skilled workers to take up job opportunities in occupations experiencing skills shortages in coming years. Access to subsidised training will be made available from January 2023 for the following visa holders:
Click here to read the Ministerial or for more information and to access the migration portal visit www.migration.wa.gov.au.
This opportunity will support service providers to offer low-cost, high-quality advisory services on digitalisation to Australian small businesses, across 5 priority capabilities including:
· digitalising your business
· websites and selling online
· social media and digital marketing
· using small business software
· online security and data privacy.
To check eligibility and find out more click Here
Boost for Female Driver Recruitment
Women in Trucking Australia (WiTA) has announced that its ‘Foot in the Door’ program will receive crucial funding from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), supported by the Federal Government. the collaborative pilot project – set to be launched early 2023 – will support inexperienced female heavy vehicle drivers into trucking careers nationally. With women considered to be one of the most underutilised industry resources the initiative will be a critical step in encouraging women to join the transport and logistics industries.
Click here to read the article.
The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) is partnering with the Kalgoorlie Boulder chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI), City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance on a Kalgoorlie Housing and Land Needs study and future position paper.
CCI Regional Pulse Survey – Now Open
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia (CCIWA) provides a valuable service to regional Western Australia through its monthly Regional Pulse Survey. Sharing your insights in the September Survey on the biggest issues facing WA’s regions – such as skilled labour shortages, rising inflation and supply chain issues – will assist CCIWA to identify how key issues are impacting regional WA businesses.
Click here to complete the five-minute survey here.
A new pilot safety hub brings together a range of safety educational tools and resources all in one place. The hub includes webinars, podcasts, videos and events across 4 main safety focus areas: