The Rail and Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committees have submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft materials for the Transport and Logistics Training Package (Release 10.0) to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee for their consideration.
The State Government has launched a free online platform to connect Job Ready workers with the growing list of job opportunities available with Western Australian employers. Job Ready Connect is exclusively available to Job Ready program graduates and participating WA employers. By registering on Job Ready Connect, employers can easily and securely search for and connect with candidates who have the skills and experience they require.
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Short-course training, often referred to as 'micro-credentials', is seen as an increasingly important and responsive form of training, particularly for industry.
The LDSC team recently attended the Workforce of the Future: Getting the Qualifications Right on the 28 May 2021. The webinar had over 800 attendees across Australia, representing State and Territory Government agencies, RTOs, Training Councils and other industry stakeholders. The webinar provided a discussion from the perspective of three industry leaders from the Skills Organisations Pilots on what needs to be done to improve the national VET qualifications.
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SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Wholesale and Retail Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to develop a new nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Visual Merchandising and five new Visual Merchandising Units of Competency.
View the Productivity Commission’s Skills and Workforce Development Report, which looks at the Commission’s Review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD).
A recent report by CCI WA shows that regional businesses are optimistic about the future but see skills shortages as a key barrier to growth.
Click here to download the latest Regional Pulse report.
The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) is facilitating a Critical Skills for Recovery program to ensure the VET system can quickly respond to areas of critical workforce and skill needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.