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 Check out the latest workforce planning and development news, events and information:

 

​Wageline's record keeping resources


Keeping employment records is a key business requirement that many small business employers get wrong.  Wageline at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has launched a new suite of resources to help state system employers keep correct employment records.

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​​Youth Jobs PaTH

The Commonwealth Government's Youth Jobs PaTH is a new program designed to better prepare young people aged between 15 and 24 for work in your business. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job and offers financial incentives if they hire them.

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​​New information brochure for employers – Employing people with disability makes good business sense


The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the twelfth in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses.  The twelfth brochure is titled Employing people with disability makes good business sense.

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​​New information brochure for employers – Creating a flexible workplace


The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the eleventh in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses.  The eleventh brochure is titled Creating a flexible workplace.

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​New information brochure for employers – Improve your bottom line with workforce planning


The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the tenth in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses.  The tenth brochure is titled Improve your bottom line with workforce planning.

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​Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool


A free online Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool is available to help businesses enhance productivity, innovation and growth through a culturally diverse workforce.

Developed in partnership between the Australian Human Rights Commission, Diversity Council Australia and VicHealth, the tool will help businesses to maximise the benefits of cultural diversity.

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​New business.gov.au website


The Commonwealth Government recently launched the new, improved business.gov.au website.

business.gov.au is an online resource for the Australian business community.  The website is a whole of government service which provides essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

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​Construction Training Fund


If you employ registered apprentices and trainees in Western Australia's building and construction industry, you may be eligible for grants of up to $19 000 from the Construction Training Fund.

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​Hairdressing Assist – New mobile web application


The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a new mobile web application called Hairdressing Assist that provides simple solutions and resources to help employers with workplace issues in the hairdressing industry.

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​New information brochure for employers – Investing in the experience of mature-age workers


The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the ninth in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses.  The ninth brochure is titled Investing in the experience of mature-age workers.

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​New information brochure for employers – Talent management and succession planning


The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the eighth in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses. The eighth brochure is titled Talent management and succession planning.

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​Business Local - A new way of supporting small business in WA


On 1 July 2015, Business Local replaced the small business centre network. Business Local is a service funded by the Small Business Development Corporation.

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​New information brochure for employers – Training and developing your staff


The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the seventh in a series of
workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses. The seventh brochure is titled Training and developing your staff.

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​The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network


From 1 July 2015, the Commonwealth Government's Australian Apprenticeship Network replaced the Australian Apprenticeship Centres.

Apprenticeship Network providers funded through the Commonwealth Government help employers navigate through apprenticeship arrangements and ensure apprentices get the support they need to complete their training.

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​Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office


On 1 July 2015, the Western Australian Government through the Department of Training and Workforce Development established the Apprenticeship Office (formerly ApprentiCentre) which administers training contracts and regulates the apprenticeship system in Western Australia.

The introduction of the Apprenticeship Office coincides with the establishment of the Commonwealth Government's Australian Apprenticeship Network which delivers a range of support services to employers and apprentices towards the creation of a training contract.

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​​New tool to better match apprentices to employers


Group Training Australia in conjunction with Ithaca Group has developed a web-based tool to improve the matching of apprentices to employers aimed at increasing apprenticeship completion rates.

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Important Information

You can also find the latest news and information, as well as upcoming events and training courses, on our partners' websites:

Small Business Development Corporation

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia (Inc.)

WA Business Assist