The WA Government has developed a new policy to manage Market-led Proposals (MLPs), harness innovative ideas from the private sector and create jobs for Western Australians which will commence next month.
MLPs are proposals from the private or not for profit sector to build or finance infrastructure, or provide goods or services where the State Government has not requested the proposal. These proposals are generally outside of the normal competitive procurement processes of government but may deliver value to the community.
The MLP policy will act as an avenue for industry and will provide a single clear, consistent and transparent process for parties seeking to approach government with unsolicited proposals.
The policy will commence operation on April 12 and will include an online portal with all the relevant information and tools for industry to submit proposals.
Counterfeits are worthless - if an individual or business unknowingly accepts a counterfeit note in exchange for something of value, they have been stolen from!
Banks do not reimburse individuals or businesses for counterfeit banknotes!
Although there has been a decline in counterfeiting rates over the past couple of years, at the same time the increased availability of low-cost, high quality printing technology has meant that the quality of counterfeits has improved.
The $50 banknote is the most commonly withdrawn from ATMs and unsurprisingly $50 banknote counterfeits account for the majority of all counterfeits. $100 banknote counterfeits have increased over recent years with their overall volume now around half that of $50 counterfeits.
It is estimated that the average retail business would need to sell around $2,200 worth of goods or services to recoup the loss sustained through a single $100 counterfeit banknote!
There are a number of security features that can be used to check whether a banknote is genuine, as follows:
To learn more about security features you can use to verify a banknote, please visit the Reserve Bank's website here.
A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Broome campus of North Regional TAFE is now open! Western Australia's TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community. There is also an Aboriginal Jobs Board which can be accessed here.
The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre will work to address the Kimberley region's unique local needs, particularly focusing on assisting youth at risk to develop the skills needed to enter the workforce. The Centre is supported by career services from Wunan Foundation and together they will work with local communities to partner with industry and support Aboriginal jobseekers and training.
Outreach services will be provided throughout the Kimberley region including in Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra.
For more information, please visit the website here.
The key role of the Department's website is to provide employers, business and industry and other stakeholders with useful and relevant information and resources that support the development of WA’s workforce. Also to provide information, tools and resources for practitioners, providers and schools that support the quality delivery and assessment of VET.
Since its launch in December 2016, the Department of Training and Workforce Development website at dtwd.wa.gov.au has received over 1,225,000 views. In April 2018, all information and resources for training and career development was moved from the dtwd.wa.gov.au and relocated to the Jobs and Skills WA website. Now it's time to review and refresh!
You’re invited to provide feedback. What’s great, what’s not? How could it be improved? What's missing? Please be specific and provide direct examples of any issue/s or suggestions for improvement – positive feedback is also welcome. All feedback will be treated confidentially, and used only for the purpose of informing the website review.
Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 March.
NCVER and Ipsos are conducting the survey on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
The survey is supported by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Western Australian Training Accreditation Council (TAC).
This Australia-wide survey of registered training organisations (RTOs) will provide a better picture of how many people are working in the VET sector to help with future planning and to better support the VET workforce.
Selected RTOs are invited to complete the survey, so keep an eye out for your invitation!
For more information click here
The annual review of the State Priority Occupation List is now underway and submissions for any changes or additions are required to be made to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the 18th April 2019.
The main purpose of SPOL is to help guide annual purchasing of publicly funded training for all jobs in the WA economy. It also informs workforce development planning in the State and is used as a key source of labour market evidence in a number of important policy areas including helping to inform the development of the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) and the Graduate Occupation List (GOL).
Please contact Jane at RAPS (08 9240 5221) or email email@example.com if you wish to discuss any occupations covered by the Retail and Personal Services Industry Training Council.
Applications for the 25th WA Training Awards are now open. If you're an excellent apprentice, student or trainer, or a business developing innovative training programs for employees, apply today at dtwd.wa.gov.au/training awards.
Applications close 3 May 2019.
Congratulations to Bart Hassam (pictured) from Brisbane who was named the 2019 World Cup Champion of one of the world's most prestigious floral design competitions. The three-day competition was held at the Philadelphia Flower Show, bringing 23 top floral designers from around the globe under one roof.
Hassam has won the Interflora Australia Florist of the Year competition five times and the 2011 Intercontinental Asia Cup. He exhibits, demonstrates and teaches floral design all around the world.