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Nimble News 11th April 2022

The FFTITC team would like to thank those of you who recently provided us with valuable input on what’s happening in your industry from a labour, training and workforce perspective. Your information has been passed on to the Department of Training and Workforce Development through their 2022 WA Jobs, Education and Training Survey.


New course list launched for Jobs and Skills WA website.

A new course list has been launched on the Jobs and Skills website, with a range of new features and functionality to make your course search easy.

With over 700 courses listed on the website, this is great news for anyone looking for a skill set, course or qualification to get skills ready for that new job or career move.

A free business advisory service for regional WA.

The Business Local service, supported by the SBDC, offers expert advice to regional small business operators at no cost, through a network of experienced business advisers around the state.

New $5,000 scholarship supporting veterans into new careers.

80 scholarships of $5,000 each are available to support veterans to take up non-service defence roles

For WA Career Advisors, Teachers, Service Providers – WA Networking: Albany Career Industry Breakfast 20 April 7.30 am

The WA branch of the CDAA is hosting a breakfast in Albany so that people in the career industry can expand their networks.

Australia Institute Budget Wrap 2022

Thought this was a good analysis of the latest Federal Budget. Courtesy of The Australian Institute.

For the Ag industry “Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program”

The National Farmers Federation’s program is designed to increase the representation of women in the leadership ranks of Australian agriculture. Applications have been extended to 25 April 2022.

For RTOs – Strategic Review into First Aid units of competency in WA.

Training Accreditation Council’s has included First Aid in its Focus on Quality: TAC Regulatory Strategy for 2021 – 2023. TAC will focus on training and assessment practices, trainer and assessor vocational competencies and industry currency and use of online and third party delivery.

Churchill Fellowships – Applications close 28 April 2022.

Churchill Fellowships offer a diverse range of people from all walks of life an opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to explore a topic or issue that they are passionate about.

For teachers and career councillors - Horticulture and gardening career resources

The Australian Garden Council has a great page “Careers – Kickstart your career in gardening!” which has lots of videos, information on the variety of careers in gardening.

For RTOs Webinar: Designing Appropriate Assessments for AQF Levels

The VET Development Centre is hosting this webinar on 12 May 2022 10.30 am

Are your assessments meeting the AQF level requirements for your learners? Join webinar to learn how you can make sure your assessments are meeting the AQF level requirements.

Training Package Review – MST: Materials and Technologies Project Stage 2

Round 1 public consultation is now open for the Using Advanced Materials and Emerging Technologies in the Circular Economy Project. Feedback closes 28 April 2022. For more information, click here or phone FFTITCs Janine Blake on 9361 2800

Something a bit different “Why does Australia have so many pink lakes?”

Courtesy of ABC Science, Hot pink is not a colour you would naturally match with water, yet Australia is home to hundreds of pink lakes. Why?

We hope that this has been of some assistance. Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

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