The State Government has announced the introduction of an employer incentive scheme from 1 July 2019, to help thousands of Western Australian employers with the costs of employing an apprentice or new entrant trainee. This is in addition to any financial incentives provided by the Federal Government.
Under the new scheme, businesses will receive a base payment of up to $8,500 for employing an apprentice or new entrant trainee. It is estimated this will extend State Government support to nearly 6,000 businesses, and be of particular benefit to small businesses and not-for-profit employers. For larger businesses, the new scheme will replace the payroll tax exemption for new entrant trainees, providing more transparent and equitable State Government support.
Additional loadings will be provided for training that is identified as a State priority or training for priority groups. For more information and to access the table of rates, click here.
The Northam Jobs and Skills Centre has been officially opened by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at Central Regional TAFE.
The Northam Jobs and Skills Centre will work to address the Avon and Wheatbelt region's unique local needs and assist jobseekers of all ages, with a particular focus on helping school leavers develop skills needed to enter the workforce. Outreach services are also available in Moora and Merredin.
There are now 13 Jobs and Skills Centres open across regional and metropolitan Western Australia. For more information on all Jobs and Skills Centres and what services they offer, please go to the website here.
The Floristry Student Awards were held at the Murdoch Campus of South Metropolitan TAFE this week. RAPS were proud to sponsor the High Achiever Award which was presented to Sally McBride and would like to congratulate Sally and all graduating students and award winners for their hard work and the magnificent standards they have achieved during the course of their training. Below are photos of some of the Award winning floral arrangements.
Congratulations to Emmelee Newman-Martin for winning 1st place in the student category ‘All that Glitters’ at the Perth Royal Show. The brief was a table centrepiece for a romantic setting for two including full table setting (see below).
Throughout the show the public voted for their favourite piece of all categories combined. Emmelee came 1st in the People’s Choice Award. Well done Emmelee your work is inspirational.