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Welcome to the latest issue of the FutureNow eNews - Your Workforce, Your Future.
Inside this issue:
New Jackman-Furness Foundation Launched to Support WA's Performing Arts Talent
Hugh Jackman jetted in to Perth recently to launch his new training fund for WA performing artists at WAAPA - the institution he credits for launching his own acting career. Read more.
FutureNow Hospitality Ambassador Program Coordinator Tracey Farrow, and Creative Industries Project Manager Jo Pickup recently attended the Connections Youth Expo in Kwinana to connect with job seekers and high school students looking to enter the fields of the creative and leisure industries. Read more.
FutureNow Attends Connections Youth Expo, Kwinana
Proposed Traineeship for Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation - Have Your Say!
FutureNow is currently undertaking stakeholder consultation for a proposal to have the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation established as a traineeship in WA. Read more.
The ApprentiCentre have developed a series of new landing pages and video testimonials to provide information to prospective employers who may be looking at taking on a trainee or apprentice. Read more.
ApprentiCentre Apprenticeship and Traineeship Campaign
The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) has a new website which will contain all the latest news and events, as well as up-to-date content for Registered Training Organisations, Accredited Course owners and other TAC stakeholders. Read more.
New TAC Website
Australian Youth Mentoring Conference
Hear and speak to leading Australian and International youth mentoring professionals at the Australian Youth Mentoring Conference to be held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle from 30 June - 1 July. Read more.
More Streamlined Visas for Australian Education Sector
Streamlined visa processing arrangements will be extended to students enrolled in advanced diploma level courses at low immigration risk providers, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne has announced. Read more.
The Government will provide $476.0 million over four years to establish the Industry Skills Fund (ISF) from 1 January 2015 to support the training needs of small to medium enterprises which cannot be readily met by the national training system. Read more.
New Industry Skills Fund in Federal Budget 2014
Tertiary Deregulation Part of Federal Budget 2014
As part of the 2014 Federal Budget, deregulation of higher education will take place from 1 January 2016. For tertiary higher education deregulation, universities, TAFEs and private colleges will be free to set higher education student course fees. Read more.
Apprenticeship students will be impacted by the 2014 Budget which will axe Tools for Your Trade payments totalling $5,000 for apprentices as they complete each stage of their course, instead introducing student loans for apprentices. Read more.
Changes to Apprenticeships