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Nimble News 30 November 2022

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Our main job is to advise the WA government on the skill and workforce needs of our industries. If you have any skill or labour shortages; specific skill needs or any training issues we want to hear from you. Your information can influence policy development, migration and funding decisions.

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New website: Jobs and Skills Australia

Find news and data on Australia’s labour market and workforce skills and training needs.

Skills Agreement signed between the Australian and Western Australian Governments.

This agreement provides over 18,000 fee-free TAFE and VET places in 2023.

Have your say: Apprenticeships

The Department of Education and Workplace Relations has released a discussion paper on the non-financial supports within the apprenticeship system. Submit feedback before 16 December 2022.

Meeting of Federal and State and Territory Skills and Training Ministers

They met to progress a range of key vocation education and training reform and workforce matters. Find out what they discussed here.

New Report: 2022 Skills Survey

An interesting new report from Ai Group who have surveyed Australian businesses on their skills and workforce needs.

For Employers: Reforms to industrial relations laws

A useful article on IR reforms coming out of the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill.

For Small Businesses: Free training on wellbeing

This free online training aims to help business owners and their staff learn to create a mentally healthy workforce.

For Educators:

New research paper from Europe looking at the role of microcredentials.

Western Australians celebrated at Australian Training Awards 2022

Three of Western Australia's 11 finalists named winners at the Australian Training Awards.

International students to study at TAFE and boost regional workforce

New initiative to attract international students to live, work and study at regional TAFE colleges in Western Australia. $5,000 bursary for up to 200 students to train for skills shortage occupations.

For Businesses, Apprentices and Trainees: Foundation Skills for Your Future Program

This Australian Government program offers businesses free reading, writing, maths, English language, and digital skills training for their staff.

DPIRD’s Carnarvon Research Station to become an agricultural training site

New location will enhance TAFE’s delivery of certificates in agriculture, horticulture, rural operations, and short courses.

For Data Enthusiasts:

Analysis of the Australian workforce, key industries, and occupations from the 2021 Census data.

Feel good moment of the day

Congratulations to students at Christmas Island District High School for winning the Education Minister’s Innovation Challenge. They developed the INVISA-RED mobile phone red light filter, which fits any phone and enables the user to observe turtles without harming them. Watch the moment these young conservationists find out they’ve won!

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

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