Nimble News 14th February 2022

Wage subsidies of 50% available to employers of apprentices

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees.

Any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

For further information on how to apply for the subsidy, including information on eligibility, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider

– but you must employ them by 31st March to be eligible.


COVID Vaccination Advice – Apprentices and Trainees

The Department of Training and Workforce Development sent us some advice that they have been passing on to RTOs and employers on vaccination requirements for Apprenticeships and Trainees.

COVID info_apprenticeships
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A snapshot of Apprenticeships and trainees 2021

The latest data, from NCVER showed WA had an increase of 81.2% of apprentice and trainee commencements from 2020.

Please note: FFTITC staff can drilldown on this data – if you want more information, contact our office

Frequently Asked Questions for employers about putting on an apprentice/trainee

Put out by the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS), this is a very handy web-page that has lots of information in one spot.

Good article: Managing flexible working in your business

From – lots of handy hints and resources available to help to create flexible working arrangements for your business.

Interesting article from The Guardian Australia’s 4% unemployment in isolation hides what’s really going on in the labour market

A reduced labour force might provide a good-looking jobless rate but not necessarily a better economy or community

Free online job portal to advertise your jobs. Find a local provider who can help with job-ready candidates

Job Search is an online platform that assists job seekers and employers. You can advertise your job plus contact a local provider to identify candidates

UWA Micro-credentials - Agricultural Environmental and Biological Sciences

UWA has several short courses including:

Data Analysis with R for Agriculture and Environment

GIS and Remote Sensing in a Changing World

Introductory Environmental Science – Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Performance Measurement with Data Envelopment Analysis

To see all short courses for this area, click here, and select your area of interest. (ie agricultural environmental and biological sciences).

Wool Classing for Woolgrowers Course

This course will enable woolgrowers to assess your own wool and register with AWEX. 6 Days in February at Muresk Institute.

For RTO Practitioners: Deep Dive Webinar: Blended Delivery in VET

1 March 2022 This interactive session will help you understand how to create learning opportunities, the types of activities suited to blended learning and how to structure blended classrooms for success.

Something a bit different: 7 reasons Australia is the lucky country when it comes to snakes

Courtesy of the Conversation – some positive things about having lots of snakes in Australia.

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

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