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Nimble News 25 January 2023

Industry Workforce and Skill Needs Consultation

Is there a shortage of workers in your industry?

Is there a shortage of skilled workers?

We need your advice on the current workforce and skill needs of industry.

The information you provide will help identify skill shortages, employment and training issues as well as inform the WA government on what trends and developments are occurring at an industry level.

Your information will also help develop a State Priority Occupation List which influences the setting of course fees (if an occupation is critical, it could mean zero or lower fees); as well as identifying occupations for WA migration visas.

There are serveral ways you can help:

  1. Complete one of our surveys: (survey for industry stakeholders or survey for RTO stakeholders).

  2. Attend an industry specific online discussion taking place in February. View our recent blog to find dates and register.

  3. Send us your thoughts, any time, via our homepage.

  4. Call us for a chat:

  • Tamara 0421 483 499 (furnishing, forest and products, textiles, clothing and footwear)

  • Diane 0419 292 404 (food and beverage, horticulture, rural production, conservation and land management)

  • Kay 0408 901 046 (animal care and management, seafood and aquaculture)


Other Nimble News Stories:

$2 million investment in Central Regional TAFE’s maritime training vessel

Great to see this McGowan Government investment enabling the next generation of fishing boat crew to be trained on a newly upgraded floating classroom.

Did you know there is a free, government-funded employment service available to help your business?

Through Workforce Australia you can access help to hire staff, support with trialing and training candidates, recruitment tips and advice, and more.

For the TCF Industry - Online Meeting – National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme

Australian Fashion Council has been working on the scheme to create clothing circularity and reduce textile waste. An online meeting on the 15th Feb 2023 will update industry on where it is at.

For the Seafood Industry - Have your Say: Country of original labelling for seafood in hospitality

Australia will soon have country of origin labelling (CoOL) for seafood in hospitality. Restaurants, cafes and similar businesses will need to provide information on where their seafood is from. Federal Government is undertaking consultation which closes on 15 March 2023.

Webinar: Reforming VET qualifications

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is hosting two public webinars on 15 and 16 Feb.

For agriculturalists

The Grains Research and Development Corporation has released a draft five-year RD&E plan. Have your say here.

ABS statistics – agricultural commodities

New statistics released on the production and value of Australian agricultural products produced 2021-2022.

Australian Rural Leadership Program

15-month leadership development course. Applications welcome from grains and cotton industry workers till 13 Feb

New report about online learning in the VET sector

The Australian Skills Quality Authority have published a strategic review of online learning, which analyses opportunities, risks and regulatory issues.

Two new reports looking at VET delivery and student support services outside of Australia's capital cities.

This report looks at the availability and accessibility of VET for students in regional, rural and remote Australia.

This report looks at the quality and range of support services for regional, rural and remote students.

Regenerative Farming

Lots of interesting events listed on the REGENWA website, such as a Birds on Farms webinar, and a range of talks on soil biology from the renowned soil ecologist, Dr Christine Jones.

Some links to ease you back into work after the holidays (and something a bit different)

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

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