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Nimble News 14th March 2022

Last Chance to have your say:

How can the WA Government best meet your industry’s need for skilled workers.

Each year the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development reviews the workforce skills and training needs of industry, with a view to informing priorities for future publicly funded training and migration arrangements. The FFTITC is funded to gather industry intelligence and formulate industry views.

To comment on sector/industry:

To comment on occupations:

If you don’t like filling out surveys, please contact our office on 9361 2800.

We need your views.


$100 million Investment Attraction Fund launched to help drive Diversify WA strategy

Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for the Investment Attraction Fund designed to attract new investment to WA that will create local jobs and contribute to a more diversified economy.

New NCVER Report : VET as a re-engagement pathway for early school leavers

This report confirms that vocational education and training (VET) is an important pathway to educational re-engagement for young people who leave school before completing Year 12.

For VET providers: Survey “Supporting Students with Disability in VET”

Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) is conducting a survey to identify and review resources to build RTO capability to support students with a disability. Survey closes 21 March.

New minimum hourly wage guarantee for pieceworkers - Horticulture Award.

The Fair Work Commission has made a decision to include a minimum hourly wage guarantee and a requirement to record hours worked by pieceworkers into the Horticulture Award. These new provisions take effect from the first pay period that starts on or after 28 April 2022.

For Parents: Career Conversation Events

The WA Department of Education are hosting lots of free parent events throughout the state to learn about post school options and career pathways.

FIAL Food Safety Governance Course

Food safety, like workplace health and safety, is a business essential. This online course will help you to develop organisation-wide systems and an organisational culture that can recognise, evaluate, and prevent or mitigate food safety risk.

2022 State Natural Resource Management funding round open

for projects which restore, protect or enhance a local natural area, conserve WA's biodiversity or strengthen the capability of NRM community groups.

For teachers: ForestLearning | School and Industry Champion Toolkit

This toolkit provides F-12 teachers and forest and wood product industry champions with resources and how-to guides to assist in school and industry activities, such as excursions and incursions.

For businesses: WorkSafe WA resources – new WHS laws

There are excellent videos on YouTube on the new WHS laws - very useful for PD and general awareness.

Muresk Institute Short Course: Livestock Handling Skill Set

12-14 April & 20-22 April 2022. Participants will gain the knowledge to handle livestock and comply with industry animal welfare requirements. This course is free for youth, jobseekers and concession holders

Something a bit different - For teachers – STARportal - a STEM portal of resources and activities

STARportal currently lists 562 activities in WA. The STARportal makes the connections to STEM learning activities that inspire young people to explore, discover, and create.

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

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