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FFTI Nimble News 29 Jul 2019


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For Private RTOs:

2020 Jobs and Skills WA Training Programs Tender is out now. Applications close 13 August, 2019. For further information, you need to register at Tenders WA.

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program – Now Open:

This program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional WA.

Rural Production Industry Advisory Group:

Wednesday 31 July, 10am - 12pm. Your chance to catch up with others interested in the intersection between agriculture and VET and update us on what's happening in farming in WA.

CEDA Lunch:

Education and training for the future of WA’s workforce Tuesday 6 August 2019 11.45 -2pm. Perth

“Industry 4.0 what does it mean for jobs and skills” NCVER:

Podcast “Vocational Voices” Episode 1


The National Youth Commission (NYC) into Youth Employment and Transitions has announced new public hearing dates for Western Australia. Book now to present at, or observe, the hearings in August, 2019.

Apprenticeships and traineeships:

Interesting radio program from “On the Money” ABC Radio National

Fresh Seafood Training:

New and revised national qualifications and skills standards for fishing, aquaculture, processing and compliance have been endorsed.

Forestry industry survey:

You are encouraged to contribute to a survey to inform a report entitled "The Future of Forestry in Australia" to be presented at the ANZIF conference in Christchurch.

Forestry/Timber Industry:

Technical Advisory Committee members are being sought to help review and update national units of competency and/or qualifications.

Biosecurity and Emergency Response:

Skills Impact have announced a national project to identify the skills standards of preventing and managing biosecurity issues and benchmark these to job roles and activities.

Conservation and land management:

Skills Impact have announced a national project to review units relating to conservation and land management.

Help your business succeed:

Access this Australian Government website for a range of Services from across government to support your business.

Free workplace advice for small business

Access here

Smart textiles to fight mosquitoes:

Access here.

Marine Waters:

Explore a wide range of learning resources about the Western Australia’s aquatic environment - suitable for students, educators and the community.

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