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Nimble News 31 January 2022

2022’s Industry Workforce and Training Needs Research

As mentioned in our last edition of our Nimble News, the Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council will be commencing research for the WA government.

Here’s a short video explaining what we need from you and how we are going to do it. You will be contacted shortly by Paul and Janine but in the interim, if you want to Have Your Say, please send an email to:

Or if you want to chat, phone our office on 9361 2800


Jobs and Skills WA

Want some help with changing careers or not sure on what skills you need to apply for a job? Chat to one of the Jobs and Skills Centre team on 13 64 64, they can help you create your resume or application and sharpen up your interview skills.

Fair Work Ombudsman – Best Practice Guides to help with HR

Lots of free resources aimed to help small businesses and employees with a range of workplace issues.

Free Business Advisory Service

WA’s Small Business Development Corporation’s business advisory service is free, so you can access practical, confidential advice without adding to your expenses.

WA’s Food Innovation Precinct – Funding available through its Enterprise Support Program

For agribusinesses seeking to pursue business development and innovation opportunities available in the Precinct.

Busy at Work’s Video – School Based Apprenticeships.

Good overview of what a School Based Apprenticeship is.

Tertiary Access Payment – funding for Rural and Remote students.

Financial assistance of $3,000 - $5,000 for rural or remote students studying a Certificate IV or above. It’s to help with the cost of moving to study.

ABARES Outlook 2022 conference: Growing agriculture through innovation and sustainability

Outlook 2022 will be online, with three, one-hour sessions daily, from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 March.

Food Safety Governance Course

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) has partnered with Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology for an online workshop 22 February 2022

For Job Seekers - Employability Skills Training providers run courses that get people skilled and ready for work

Participating in EST will help young people understand the expectations of employers in both the recruitment process and as a new employee in the workplace.

Something a bit different - Be a part of research – Annual Pantry Blitz

Find out what critters may be lurking in your kitchen cupboards by registering to take part in DPIRD’s Pantry Blitz program.

Intro to Agronomy Course

An informal course from Planfarm. Better understand the science behind what you are seeing in the field and be able to make informed and independent decisions that will get the best results for your farm business.

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

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