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Nimble News 7th September 2022

Jobs and Skills Summit - What were the Outcomes?

The Jobs and Skills Summit was wrapped up last week with agreements to review VET qualifications, overhaul apprentice support and grow the VET workforce. 180,000 fee-free TAFE places have been promised along with an increase to the number of permanent migrants coming to Australia. View the Outcomes document here.

Here’s also an interesting article courtesy of “The Conversation” with their take on the Summit.


Other Nimble News Stories:

We are hiring!! We are on the lookout for an Industry Consultant who has good VET knowledge and enjoys industry engagement and consultation.

Media Release: Simplifying VET qualifications

Minister for Skills and Training, Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, announced an initiative to focus on simplifying VET qualifications, avoiding duplications and improving transferable skills.

Media Release: Record number of apprentices and trainees in training in WA

WA Minister for Education and Training, Hon Sue Ellery, recently announced record breaking numbers of WA apprentices and trainees.

ANZSCO Review: Construction Trade Occupations

ANZSCO describes all occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. Some of the codes are being reviewed due to changes in the labour market. This is an opportunity to comment on the relevance of the skill level and duties mentioned under each code.

Interesting report from CSIRO: “Our Future World"

CSIRO has published a once in 10 year report that describes seven global megatrends that will impact investment, strategy and policy decisions for government, business, not for profits and the broader Australian Community

For small businesses: Learn about Risk Management, including how it can grow your business. Live webinar 13 Sept.

For Bunbury Business Owners: Regional Business Engagement Forum 20 September 2022

Hear about upcoming local work, incentives to engage new staff and the launch of a new $100,000 grant round to support business win and deliver more work in the South West.

Event: Celebrate Western Australia’s extraordinary biodiversity and beauty at the Kings Park Festival 16-30 September

Event: Climate Solutions and Navigating the Net Zero Transition for WA Agriculture. A full day forum exploring a range of topics related to WA Agriculture’s response to climate change, de-carbonisation and sustainability. 21 September, Carnamah.

For business owners: A useful blog all about government grants.

For career practitioners: an article on the rise of micro-credentials.

Expressions of Interest: Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set

Want to get ready for a job at this year’s harvest…. Muresk Institute is gathering EOIs for an upcoming course. You will learn to safely operate a range of machinery used for harvest, for example a tractor, header, auger and chaser-bin.

This week is Adult Learners week. There are lots of events online and in person.

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

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