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FFTI Nimble News 12 Jul 2019


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Changes to the Australian Apprenticeship Incentives Program (1 July 2019)

The Djarlma Plan (WA Forestry Industry Development Plan) was recently released by the Forestry industry and Forest Products Commission. The Plan provides a strategic framework to achieve employment, investment and environmentally sustainable development outcomes.

The Wood Encouragement Policy for Western Australia (WEP) has been released as an action from the Djarlma Plan to encourage the use of responsibly sourced wood in the construction and fit-out of buildings/structures.

For school students: SCSA’s 2019 VET Awards – nominations now open

Coming up SkillsWest Careers Expo 16 - 18 August, 2019 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

Diploma of Agronomy: Skills Impact have announced a new project to establish a nationally recognised qualification to broaden the training opportunities in this field.

Food and Beverage Processing: Skills Impact have announced a new project to review the most used food and beverage qualifications to address key changes in the industry.

Preparing secondary students for work: Many people equate vocational learning for school students with accredited Vocational Education and Training. There are significant differences. See this framework for a great explanation.

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) National Conference ITEC19 21-23 August 2019 Marriott Resort Surfers Paradise.

Fashion and Vegans: Australia is one of the fastest growing countries to take up veganism not just in food but fashion too.

Laundry and Dry Cleaning: Performance Benchmarks published by the Australian Taxation Office

Dry Cleaning and Laundry: Pay rates changed from 1 July 2019.

Quad Bikes: CWA calls on Federal Government to mandate rollover protection bars on quad bikes

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