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Nimble News 22 March 2023

Help Save Perth's Urban Forest

Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) has been detected in the Perth Metropolitan area. PSHB can cause tree dieback and death and may significantly reduce canopy tree coverage in Perth’s Urban Forest.

An information seminar is being held by Arboriculture Association of Western Australia (ArbWest) and DPIRD, 29 March 6.30pm, at the WA Wildlife Education and Training Centre, Bibra Lake.

Open to the Arboriculture, Landscape and Horticulture industries and the Public. Everyone is encouraged to attend and learn more about this significant threat to Perth’s Urban Forest. Bookings essential.


Other Nimble News Stories:

Have Your Say: Forestry stakeholders

ForestWorks is requesting feedback from industry on the current Log Haulage Manual.

Applications for Nuffield Agricultural Scholarships open

$35,000 is on offer for recipients to travel overseas and study ways to improve their farm businesses and industry.

An interesting read: 2017 Nuffield Scholar Katrina Sasse from Morawa, spoke to grower’s daughters all over the world about their routes into taking on the family business.

Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program

A 5-month mentoring and networking opportunity for women in Ag with a passion for the industry and its future. Applications for 2023 intake now open.

Telstra’s Connected Communities Grant Program

Up to $10,000 available for not-for-profit community organisations that are helping remote, rural and regional communities access IT, education and new technologies. Applications close 30 March.

New Energy Apprenticeships Program

New apprentices commencing 2023 in the clean energy sector may be eligible for up to $10,000 in support payments. Agricultural technicians, glaziers and joiners have been identified as clean energy occupations.

Financial Assistance for International Students

Applications are currently open for the International Student Accommodation Subsidy and the International Student ELICOS Bursary.

Have your say: Australian Universities Accord Discussion Paper

The paper outlines the challenges facing the higher education sector and includes questions about the connection between VET and higher education. Submissions close 11 April.

NCVER Report: Student Equity in VET

This new report looks at how different equity groups fare in their VET journey.

For employers: When do employees need to disclose their medical history?

A useful article from the Australian HR Institute on this tricky topic.

For RTO practitioners

The Vet Development Centre has launched VDC-Learn, an on-demand professional learning platform that provides self-paced learning modules and webinar recordings.

Webinar for RTO practitioners: A Guide to Conducting Assessment Validations

The VET Development Centre offers a pragmatic approach to conducting effective assessment validation. Includes methods and techniques for validating assessment tools. 28 March.

TAFE Talks webinar: Closing the digital Skills Gap

Strategies for meeting Australia’s growing job demand. 29 March.

Event: WA Beekeeping Community Conference 2023

The one-stop shop for all things bees. Claremont Showgrounds 28 April.

We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council.

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