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FFTI Nimble News 21 Oct 2019

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For Great Southern and Esperance/Ravensthorpe Stakeholders

The WA Department of Training and Workforce Development is undertaking a Labour Market Review of your region. They are seeking input into any:

  • Industry developments (new markets, new initiatives, trends)

  • Workforce development issues (skill shortages; supply and demand issues)

  • Education and Training issues (access issues, quality concerns)

We will be contributing to this review and if you would like to “Have your say!”, either email us on or give us a call on 08 9361 2800.


State Government halves training fees:

Fees for the Forestry Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage and 33 qualifications from other industry sectors have been halved.

Department of Training and Workforce Development Annual Report 2018-2019:

The report provides the Western Australian Parliament and the community with an overview of the department’s performance, as well as budget papers and other strategic documents.

New Federal Government VET Stakeholder Committee:

The Morrison Government has established its Vocational Education and Training (VET) Stakeholder committee to help drive its significant agenda of reform.

New Career Resource from South Metropolitan TAFE:

How to become an apprentice or trainee Part 1

Visible Farmer:

Four episodes available showcasing WA women in the agricultural sector.

For RTOs:

Webinar – The Course Accreditation Process by Training Accreditation Council. 7 November 2019.

Horse and Greyhound skills:

Revised Qualifications and Units have been approved for Greyhound Health Assistance Services; Horse Breeding Skills and Retraining Horses & Greyhounds to New Environments.

Meat Processing:

New and revised units of competency supporting systems and programs to protect the quality of meat products, from contaminants, pests and food fraud have been approved.

Advanced Wine Operations:

The Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations has been reviewed to add advanced skills. The draft qualification is now available for your review and feedback, along with eight new units of competency.

New NCVER Research:

Group training organisations’ focus on providing pastoral care and ongoing support for apprentices and trainees has a positive effect on completions, according to a new report.

Roadside Conservation:

Healthy, intact vegetation on roadsides is incredibly valuable in conserving our native plants and animals and encouraging tourists.

Medicinal Crops:

Have your say on the draft units of competency and qualifications that define the skill requirements for the cultivation and production of medicinal cannabis.

New impact on our Forestry sector:

The US China trade

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