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FutureNow Hospitality Ambassador Program Welcomes New Chefs

The first term of the school year has drawn to a close but the Hospitality Ambassador Program isn't taking a holiday. The exclusive lineup of Ambassador Chefs is also growing and we are delighted to welcome four new chefs. Read more

Government to Review Language Requirements for 457 Visa Workers

The Immigration Department is evaluating a request from the hospitality industry to fast-track work visas for foreign chefs and cooks as well as review strict language requirements that require workers to have 'functional English' under the 457 visa. Read more.

Opportunity for Industry to Promote WA's Best Culinary Experiences

WA's tourism industry is encouraged to promote the State's extraordinary culinary experiences as part of Tourism Australia's Restaurant Australia campaign. Read more.

Technology Boost for WA Sporting Clubs

Hundreds of new websites have been created with the assistance of a $1 million State Government initiative designed to boost the online presence of sport and recreation clubs in Western Australia. Read more.

Australian Graphic Design Association - Launch Event

The Australian Graphic Design Association has undergone changes recently - aligning its state branches under one unified AGDA umbrella. Read more.

VET Student Identifier Bill Introduced

The Federal Government has introduced legislation to establish a life-long, unique student identifier for vocational education and training (VET) students. Read more

Workplace Productivity Agency Abolished

The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) will be terminated and its functions transferred to the Department of Industry. Read more.

State Government Announces New VET in Schools Initiatives

Training and Workforce Development Minister Kim Hames has launched three key initiatives to improve Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS). Read more

First COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting

Australian Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, has chaired the inaugural meeting of the COAG (Council of Australian Governments) Industry and Skills Council in Brisbane. Read more.


Review of Fitness and Community Recreation Qualifications

Service Skills Australia were recently in Perth to host consultation workshops for the review of the Fitness and Community Recreation qualifications. Read more.


2014 WA Training Awards - Applications Open

This year is the 20th year of the WA Training Awards, recognising the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employer. Read more.

Hiring New Employees?

Fairwork Australia has developed a Guide to hiring new employees and an online course to help small businesses find the right person and get them started on the right track. Click here for further information.

WA Training Providers Forum 2014

Registrations are now open for the Training Providers Forum 2014. This year's Forum will be held at the Crown Perth, Burswood on Monday 19 May and Tuesday 20 May. Click here for further details.

Two Feet & a Heartbeat - Outstanding Heritage Tourism Product Winner

FutureNow would like to congratulate Two Feet & a Heartbeat on their win in the Outstanding Heritage Tourism Product category at the recent 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards. Read more.

2014 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards

This is your chance to showcase the outstanding work of your sport and recreation organisation to the entire state. Read more

Central Institute Creative Industries Students 'Shine'

On Wednesday 9 April Central celebrated the best of the best - giving its highest achieving 2013 graduates a chance to exhibit their work in a curated exhibition at Central's gallery in Northbridge. Read more.

Postcare App Launch: The Spirit of Connecting and Giving 

Nilesh Makwana, Software Developer and Director of Tantra Technology, has partnered with Good Samaritan Industries to give something back to a city that had offered him great opportunities. Read more.
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