The West Australian government has signed up to a 12-month skills agreement with the Commonwealth to deliver about 18,800 fee-free training places worth more than $112 million.
The funding supports the new FREE IN ’23 initiative, which covers course fees for 58 full TAFE qualifications and course fees and resource fees for 56 skills sets. The course list is estimated to see approximately 8,500 fee free places in the care sector, 2,400 in technology and digital, 1,900 in agriculture, 1,500 in construction, 1,400 in hospitality and tourism, 300 in sovereign capability including manufacturing, and around 2,800 in other sectors including foundational skills.
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:
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) recently released the 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook that identifies six megatrends impacting the supply chain. The Outlook focuses on the following industries in the supply chain that AIS supports: Transport and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Rail.
The report is a snapshot of a continually evolving story that is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance the industry’s capacity to act on workforce development initiatives. It also looks at the impact of COVID-19 while addressing the critical role that supply chains play in enabling a strong Australian economy.
You can access the Industry Outlook here.
With a $76.5 million allocated boost to training to build a skilled workforce for the future, a fact sheet was developed highlighting the investment in education and training for the 2022-23 State Budget
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We are currently evaluating a proposal to vary an existing Class B Traineeship (TLI31216 Certificate III Driving Operations) to a Class A Heavy Vehicle Driving Apprenticeship (TLI31221 Certificate III in Driving Operations) through an Establishment and Variation of Apprenticeship (EVAC) process via the STB. Please see the attached document, and below hyperlinks for further details.
As our initial consultations identified differing suitability needs for WA stakeholders, in particular for the Bus and Dangerous Goods sectors, further evaluation is required to ensure the proposed apprenticeship meets the needs of WA employers across all industries. As well as determining any potential impacts to training arrangements or business requirements.
TeamWA won the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Shield for the second time running in an unforgettable display of Western Australia's training and skills excellence at the 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships.
Of the 150 medals awarded, TeamWA competitors won 54 medals - 19 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze medals - and seven awards for excellence. Sixteen medals were won by Perth South competitors, earning them the Evatt Shield for best performing region. The LDSC extends our congratulations to all nominees and winners.
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To reduce the WA shortage of truck drivers, the expanded Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set will commence in Term 4, in the South-West at South Regional TAFE. This follows four months of a pilot program in Perth. Successful participants obtain a Heavy Rigid (HR), Heavy Combination (HC) or Multi Combination (MC) vehicle licence and may apply for a forklift (LF) licence. The course is free for eligible students and the Practical Driving Instruction Training, assessment and licencing costs are $500 for concession students and up to $1,250 for non-concession students.
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The SkillsWest Careers and Employment Expo along with the WorldSkills Australia National Championships, was hosted at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 26th - 28th of August. This event showcased the ultimate skills, training and jobs opportunities for WA’s current and future workforce.
The LDSC team had the opportunity to attend this event to network and see WA's talented floristry competitor.
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As a reminder, the JobTrainer Scheme is also available for employers to utilise to access free or low-fee training in a range of short courses and certificates. This includes but is not limited to Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations, Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), Certificate II in Logistics (up to 4 units), Road Transport Driver Skill Set, Shipboard Safety Skill Set and a range of other business-related courses.
Visit the MySkills website for further information on JobTrainer.