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Giving advice to the WA Government

We are providing regular updates to the WA Government on the workforce and skills impact of COVID 19 on the Food Fibre and Timber Industries. The more advice we can give to the government, the better. Especially if there needs to be some policy or process adjustments

Our contact details:

Kay 0408 901046 kay.gerard@fftitrainingcouncil.com.au

Paul 0424 205 767 paul.etheredge@fftitrainingcouncil.com.au

Trevor 0499 499 877 trevor.hislop@fftitrainingcouncil.com.au

Marian 0466 722 824 marian.taylor@fftitrainingcouncil.com.au

Stay safe and well

The FFTITC Team

Resources, webinars and internet links in response to COVID-19.

Federal Government Support for Businesses

The Australian Government continues to announce ‘Coronavirus information and support for businesses at business.gov.au. This page is also continuously updated. Click here.

The Government of Western Australia, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

The department has compiled a list of contact details for specific industry areas. This list will be updated regularly as new information arises. Click here.

Department of Training and Workforce Development and TAFE

DTWD and TAFE Managing Directors have published a “COVID-19 information page” which has up to date information for both businesses, individuals and job seekers. There’s also a good “Frequently Asked Questions” section about TAFE. Click here.

Support for small businesses to retain apprentices and trainees

As part of the Australian Government’s Economic Response to the Coronavirus, eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage paid during the 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. For more information, contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (ASSN) provider. Click here.

WA Assistance to Small Businesses

The Jobs and Skills Centres website has a good summary of financial stimulus available to WA businesses. Lots of links and easy to follow information. Click here.

For Not for Profits

Webinar: What help is the government giving not-for-profits?

The Institute of Community Directors is hosting a webinar on 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm AEDT on Thursday, April 17, 2020. To register click here.

For Businesses in the TCF Industries

The Australian Fashion Council is hosting a webinar “COVID-19 & Cash Management Strategies with EY” on Thursday 16th April 2020. To register click here

For Businesses in the Construction Industry

The Construction Training Fund has published a range of Economic Updates for Small and Medium Businesses. Click here.

For Young People

FYA Australia has published “Helping Young People During COVID-19: The Go-to Guide” This has a huge range of resources and helpful links and is constantly being updated. Click here.

We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council








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