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1 VET Coordinators Network Meeting Catholic Education Office Wednesday 16 March 2011

2 Michelle Sidebottom Project Manager Tourism, Hospitality and Events

3 About FutureNow FutureNow represents the following industries: Hospitality, Tourism & Events Arts and Culture Sport, Recreation & Racing Information Services (IT) Telecommunications Media Printing

4 About FutureNow FutureNow brings together industry leaders, training organisations and action groups to make recommendations to government regarding workforce development strategies and Vocational Education and Training system funding priorities. FutureNow also plays a leadership role in promoting training to industry, including facilitating partnerships between industry and the training sector.

5 National Skills Councils FutureNow works in partnership with our National Skills Councils to ensure industry information, issues and planning are communicated effectively at a State and National level: Service Skills Australia Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) Agrifood Skills Australia National Skills Councils are responsible for developing and maintaining nationally accredited Training Packages.

6 Potential Funding, Incentive and Partnership Opportunities

7 WA Grants Directory The WA Department of Local Government has developed an online grants directory to help communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia in locating sources of financial assistance for their projects and initiatives.

8 Australian Grants Link GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for your community projects from the many Australian government grants that are available.

9 Assistance to Non-Government Schools Recurrent grants and recurrent and/or one off loans are made available from the State Government to strengthen non- government education, by assisting non-government schools and independent pre-schools to provide their students with access to quality education. spx?ItemID=6E796A516D61566D6E62513D

10 Royalties for Regions Grants may be sourced by the 'Royalties for Regions' Program. For example if you conduct a project in a regional area of WA, you may be able to apply for funding through the area's Regional Development Commission. For regional contact details or to learn more about Royalties for Regions, visit:

11 Increased Support for Australian Apprentices Trade apprentices working in skill shortage occupations will receive additional tax exempt bonuses of up to $1700 from 1 January This additional bonus brings to $5500 the total tax free Tools for Your Trade Payment provided to trade apprentices in skills shortage occupations. Funding is also being provided for a national mentoring program to encourage more apprentices to complete their training. tice/TFYT.asp

12 School – Business – Community Partnership Brokers Working with your region’s School-Business-Community Partnership Broker creates partnerships that support improved education and transition outcomes for young people. For example: Swan Hospitality Partnership Project – Pilot project in development to create hospitality professionals in the Ellenbrook / Swan Valley areas. tions/Pages/SBCPB.aspx.

13 FutureNow Creative & Leisure Industries Training Council Work in partnership with us! Join our RTO Network or subscribe to our eNews. Receive the latest information regarding VET opportunities such as VET in Schools training, traineeships and apprenticeships. We can broker partnerships between schools, RTOs or key industry associations. School student careers presentations.

14 FutureNow Creative & Leisure Industries Training Council FutureNow Project Manager Portfolios: Michelle Sidebottom – Tourism, Hospitality & Events Rachael Davidson – Sport, Recreation, Racing & Entertainment Paul Muenchow – Information, Art & Design

15 Latest News in Creative & Leisure Industries Vocational Education and Training

16 FutureNow VET and Careers Resources ‘Careers and Training’ and ‘Occupation Pathway’ Resources available for downloading and distribution on the FutureNow website.

17 New Patissier (Pastry Chef) Apprenticeship A new Patissier (Pastry Chef) Apprenticeship was established in 2010, linked to the qualification Certificate III in Hospitality (Patisserie). Patissiers are a critical skill shortage in Western Australia so apprenticeship and job opportunities are excellent in this highly creative occupation.

18 New Hospitality Pre-Apprenticeship A new Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Pre-Apprenticeship was established in 2010 and is linked to a Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations). Qualification leads to further training and apprenticeships in Certificate III in Hospitality: Commercial Cookery; Pattisserie; Asian Cookery; or Catering Operations. Cooks and Chefs are a critical skill shortage in Western Australia so apprenticeship and job opportunities are excellent in this diverse profession.

19 Hospitality School-based Traineeships FutureNow has recently submitted a proposal to the State Training Board regarding a variation to the Nominal Term of School-based Traineeships linked to a Certificate II in Hospitality or Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations). The variation proposed is a change from 14 months (part time) to 18 months (part time) to allow students more time to complete the qualification and increase industry access to trainees/employees in this skill shortage area. Results of this proposal mid April 2011.

20 VET Policy Changes for Student School-based Traineeship Progressions School-based traineeship progression to higher level traineeships require Special Approval from Training Councils if the traineeship is not already endorsed as eligible for school- based traineeships on the WA Apprenticeships and WA Traineeships Lists.

21 Latest Training Package Updates Creative & Leisure Industries: The latest SIT07 v2.3 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package is now available for download at or purchasing online from Service Skills Australia at A full Review of the Training Package will commence in 2011.

22 Latest Training Package Updates Creative & Leisure Industries: A full Review of the ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package will commence in 2011.

23 Latest Training Package Updates Creative & Leisure Industries: The SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package has been endorsed and will soon be available on the NTIS website. FutureNow in conjunction with Service Skills Australia will be facilitating the WA workshop for the implementation of the new Training Package on Monday 16 May Contact FutureNow for further details or registration.

24 We look forward to working in partnership with schools and industry in 2011 and beyond!

25 PO Box 57 Claremont WA 6910 WA Sports Lotteries House Stephenson Avenue, Mt Claremont WA 6010 Tel: Fax: Thank you


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