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FFTI Nimble News 25 May 2020

Last Chance to Have your Say – National Agricultural Workforce Strategy.

The Australian Government is preparing a National Agricultural Workforce Strategy. A discussion paper has been released covering:

Submissions were to close on 1 June 2020 but have been extended.


Other Nimble News Stories:

Identifying Training Solutions For Covid-19 Recovery

The State Government has established an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID 19. The review will aim to identify practical and responsive training solutions for the post-COVID 19 recovery period.

$150m Stimulus To Boost Building Industry Jobs

The Western Australian Government is bringing forward funds earmarked in a $150 million housing investment package, to help maintain a pipeline of work for local tradies and building businesses.

For Employers: Out of Contract Register For Apprentices And Trainees

Out of Contract Register connects employers with jobseekers by providing a quick search tool for apprentices and trainees who have recently fallen out of their training contract with their employer

Apprenticeship Office Helpline 131954

The Apprenticeship Office Helpline on 13 19 54 is available to assist apprentices and trainees, and their employees, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WA Farmers Diploma of Agriculture Scholarships

Designed in collaboration with WAFarmers and Muresk Institute, this qualification will improve the availability of skills in agriculture particularly for those people who would like to become a farm manager. Scholarship includes 50% subsidy.

Great Career Resources – Future Farmers Network Podcast

candid conversations with industry leaders designed to help listeners learn about their career journey and their experiences.

Consultation on the Veterinary Practice Bill 2020 is now open

Western Australian veterinarians, veterinary nurses, other animal health providers and the community are encouraged to submit their views on the Bill. Submissions close: 5pm 24 June 2020.

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

Applications for the Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program are now open and close on 7 July 2020.

The RED Grants program is a State Government initiative that invests in community-driven projects that support efforts to create long-term economic growth and job sustainability in our regions.

For RTOs New Infection Control Skill Sets Available

Four new infection control skill sets have been endorsed by the AISC and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council and are now available. They include a generic Infection Control Skill Set and three that have been contextualised for the retail, food handling, and transport and logistics industries.

Good Article from “The Conversation”

Most young people who do VET after school are in full-time work by the age of 25

We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

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