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Skilled Labour Shortages?

We need your advice about any shortages of skilled labour or difficulties filling skilled job vacancies. If you are aware of any please complete our short survey: Click Here Before 20 Feb 2020, if possible (Or if you hate surveys, you can contact us direct.) The Food Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council contributes to the development of the WA Government's State Priority Occupations List, especially in regard to evidence of unfilled job vacancies. The State Priority Occupations List guides workforce development planning and policies in the State. While its main use is to inform the funding priorities for Vocational Education and Training, the State Priority Occupations List is also u

Shearing Traineeship Changes

The Training Council is pleased to announce that the WA Minister for Education and Training has approved changes to the Shearing (Level 2) Traineeship. Following industry requests, the duration of the Traineeship has been increased from 6 months to 9 months and is now also available to school students. The number of people commencing a Shearing Traineeship increased strongly in 2019, due to an increase in demand by industry to train local people in shearing. Good prices for sheep and wool in recent years and competition from New Zealand for labour has resulted in a shortage of local shearers. Almost all of the training for Shearing Trainees is on the job with South Regional TAFE providing

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