Creative and leisure industries occupations have featured amongst the 20 best jobs for achieving work-life balance according to new rankings by US based global online community Glassdoor. Read more.
Australian Apprenticeships Update
Further to the announcement by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP on 8 September 2014, updates on the National Australian Apprenticeship Support Network arrangements and the Australian Apprenticeships Management System are now available. Read more.
Review of the National Curriculum
Professor Ken Wiltshire AO and Dr Kevin Donnelly who were appointed by the Commonwealth Government to conduct an independent review of the Australian Curriculum have released their final report. Read more.
Community Recreation Validation Draft Available for Viewing
Service Skills Australia have advised that feedback is now open for the Validation Draft of the SIS Community Recreation Training Package Components. Feedback will close on Sunday 30 November 2014. Read more.
West Australian Hospitality Wins WorldSkills Silver Medals
The winners of the WorldSkills Competition held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre were recently announced. Congratulations to FutureNow Hospitality Ambassador chef Chris Malone on taking home the silver medal in the Cookery section. Read more.
Major Changes to VET System Announced by Commonwealth
Federal Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane MP recently announced the second set of major reforms for Australia's VET system. Read more.
HGT Taste of the Future School Cooking Competition
Congratulations to the winner and finalists in the Taste of the Future Schools Cooking Competition coordinated by Hospitality Group Training. The competition is open to Year 11 and 12 students in WA schools and aims to raise awareness and promote chef apprenticeships to secondary school students. Read more.
Training for Employment Scholarship Programme
The Australian Government is investing in two new innovative training programmes to enable young job seekers in regional communities to successfully get a job and provide employers the skilled employees they need to grow their business. Read more.
Establishment of New Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
The Commonwealth Government has announced it will invest $200 million each year to establish a new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to lift apprenticeship completion rates. Read more.
Geoff Franklin, Apprentice of the Year and (now) qualified chef from Crown Perth, and Taylor Wood, School-based Apprentice of the Year through Hospitality Group Training and hosted at Matilda Bay recently won their respective categories at the 2014 WA Training Awards. Read more.
FutureNow at Skills West Expo
FutureNow was a exhibitor at the Skills West Expo held at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre from September 18-20 and in conjunction with the 2014 World Skills Australia National Competition, creating a buzz of activity around the Centre. Read more.
Support for Women in Sport
Australia's female sport coaches, officials and administrators can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for organisations to assist women to achieve their leadership potential. Read more.
Apprentice Jockeys Star at Awards Night
Female riders finished in front at the recent Racing and Wagering WA 2014 Apprentice Jockey of the Year Awards held at the State Reception Centre. Read more.
Measuring the Quality of the Arts
The Department of Culture and the Arts have presented their pilot research initiative 'Culture Counts' at an event held at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Read more.