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Welcome to the latest issue of the FutureNow eNews; Your Workforce, Your Future
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2016 State Priority Occupation List (SPOL) Survey. LAST DAYS.

Friday 11th March will be the last day to participate in our annual industry SPOL survey. The State Priority Occupation List (SPOL) is an annually-produced list of occupations that are considered critical to Western Australia and/or are experiencing unmet demand. FutureNow requests your feedback in order to provide accurate and current information to government on the occupations where there are current or projected skills shortages. Read More.

SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package is Endorsed

At the most recent meeting of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package was endorsed for implementation. For further information on implementation, please contact your relevant Regulator.

Ambitious New Research Project from Screen Australia
Screen Australia is introducing a new project to measure the economic, cultural and social ‘value’ of the Australian screen sector. The findings and a screen industry action plan will be launched at a Cultural Roundtable and Showcase event in Canberra on 21 June 2016. Read More.

#girlsmakeyourmove Launch

The Turnbull Government has launched a landmark awareness campaign to encourage younger Australian women to ‘make your move’ after new research found teenage girls were only half as physically active as their male peers. Read More

Training Sector Reform Sees Eleven TAFE Colleges Reduced to Five

Reforms to the State's public vocational education and training sector will see 11 TAFE colleges reduced to 5 with the intention to improve training options for students and reduce administrative duplication. Read More

Draft Nominal Hours for SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package Released

FutureNow is seeking feedback on the draft WA nominal hours for the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package (version 1 and 2). Read More.

VET Fee-Help Legislation Update

The Australian Government is making important reforms to the VET FEE HELP scheme to improve the quality and effectiveness of the scheme and to better protect students taking out a VET FEE HELP loan. Read More.

New CSIRO Report Envisions the Smart Future of Work

The CSIRO has released a major report, Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled Workforce: Megatrends and scenarios for jobs and employment in Australia over the next twenty years. Read More.

FutureNow Visits Northam

FutureNow recently visited the Wheatbelt town of Northam to meet Senior High School students undertaking a Certificate II in Hospitality or Kitchen Operations as part of their induction day. Read More.

2016 WA Training Awards

Applications for the State Government's WA Training Awards 2016 are now open in 13 categories for individuals and organisations. Read More.

Training Providers Forum 2016

Hosted by the Department of Training and Workforce Development, the 2016 Training Providers Forum will be held from the 30 - 31 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read More.
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