The ARA is calling on all young rail professionals aged 35 and under to consider the opportunity to serve on the Young Leaders Advisory Board (Y-LAB) for the period 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2025 before applications close 5.00pm AEST on Friday 28 April 2023.
The Young Leaders Advisory Board (Y-LAB) was established in 2019 to harness the ideas of young talent in the rail industry to inform the issues, projects and priorities the ARA pursues. Y-LAB reports to the ARA Board and provides regular updates and advice to support our advocacy agenda.
Interested applicants must submit the following to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org:
• A written statement of 200-250 words addressing the question “What can you bring to Y-LAB?”
To ensure diversity, member organisations currently represented will not be able to secure a second representative on Y-LAB. ARTC, TfNSW, Ricardo Rail, and JHG are represented by ongoing Y-LAB members and therefore nominees from these organisations will not be accepted this round.
A copy of the Y-LAB strategic plan for 2022-23 is available here. Read the Y-LAB Terms of Reference here
For more information head to our website or contact ARA General Manager Supply Chain Natalie Currey
The State Government has committed an additional $11 million over the next four years to ensure a pipeline of skilled professional and para-professional workers in the defence industry.
Feedback Wanted: Western Australian Jobs, Education & Training Survey (WAJET) – We want to hear from you!
Your voice is vital in ensuring we provide up-to-date advice to State Government - and we want to hear from you. The Survey closes on 24 February 2023 and is crucial in setting WAs training and workforce development objectives.
You can complete the short survey here.
The LDSC Industry Advisory Group Meetings will be happening in February and March 2023. Contact us via email@example.com for how to be involved.
These meetings are an important opportunity for industry employers to discuss issues affecting workforce development in WA. This feedback is part of the real-time advice the LDSC provides to the State Government into areas such as:
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has released a Request for Proposal for the Launch into Work Employer Panel 2022–28 on AusTender. The department is seeking responses from businesses interested in becoming members of the Launch into Work Employer Panel (the Employer Panel). The Employer Panel will be established by April 2023 and cease on 30 June 2028.
Members of the Employer Panel may use Launch into Work projects to recruit at least 30 eligible job seekers per year into vacant entry-level roles within their business.
Projects are co-designed with the department and tailored to the entry-level roles being filled. They will include the training, practical workplace activities and mentoring necessary to build the skills and confidence of participants, so they can move directly into employment in the business at the end of the project.
Further information about this Request for Proposal is available on AusTender. Click here for more information.
Responses close 15 February 2023
ANZSCO Review – Feedback Wanted
The ABS is undertaking a comprehensive review of ANZSCO to reflect a modern Australian labour market and better meet stakeholder needs. For more information and the latest developments go to Updating ANZSCO. New content includes:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on the ANZSCO consultation process. Please send a copy of your comments to email@example.com so we can ensure feedback from WA stakeholders is taken into account during the consultation process.
The first consultation round will occur between 1 February and 28 April 2023
Australian Industry Standards New Name
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has unveiled its new brand identity, now known as Industry Skills Australia (ISA). ISA are establishing one of the new Jobs and Skills Councils and will collaborate closely with the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), industry, and a range of key stakeholders to address the many workforce planning and skills development challenges facing the nation.
ISA will lead and drive workforce development planning and skills development for the Transport and Logistics (Road, Rail, Aviation and Maritime), Omnichannel Logistics and Space Transport industries.
Click here for more information. As a reminder the Jobs and Skills Councils have also been announced. More information on the organisations responsible for each industry area is available in these pdfs.
Welcome to the New Year
From all of the team we wish you a warm welcome to 2023. We are looking forward to working with you and continuing our commitment to identifying workforce challenges and opportunities within the Transport, Logistics, Retail and Defence and Defence Industries sectors.
We look forward to connecting with you as we move forward into the new year.