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The current projects, events, and relevant news and information related to our industry coverage are below. Further information on these is available by clicking on the underlined links.

Business Services Sector:

Free Innovation Skills Resource for Trainers and Assessors
To assist trainers to embed innovation skills development into their training methodology, Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) has developed a Facilitator Guide for trainers in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. The guide Developing Innovation Skills: A guide for trainers and assessors to foster the innovation skills of learners through professional practice can be downloaded for free from IBSA.

Preliminary scoping review of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) qualifications and units within the Business Services Training Package (BSB07).
The scoping review has been finalised and the final report is now available. The scoping review identified a number of areas within the BSB07 OHS units and qualifications that will require attention in the short-medium term.The current process of OHS legislative harmonisation provides a further stimulus to undertake a review of the BSB07 OHS units and qualifications, but also places constraints on the timing for such a review.

Business Services Governance Qualification Review - Indigenous focus
The revised Certificate IV in Business (Governance) and Diploma of Business (Governance) have been accepted by all jurisdictions and are being forwarded to the NQC for endorsement. Once endorsed, the qualifications will be submitted to NTIS for posting on its website. The BS07 Training Package, with the inclusion of the revised Business Governance qualifications, will subsequently become Version 5.

Mapping exercise between BSB07 and AIPM Project Management Standards
Early in 2009 IBSA commissioned Workplace Agenda to complete a scoping report to identify commonalities and gaps across the BSB07 project management standards and the new AIPM Professional Competency Standards for Project Management. This report has now been completed and will form the basis for future dialogue with the AIPM on ways to more closely align the BSB07 standards and associated AIPM certification arrangements.

Financial Services Sector:

Updated Financial Services Training Package (FNS10)Endorsed

The National Quality Council endorsed the updated Financial Services training Package FNS10 on 7 July 2010.

Asset Maintenance Sector:

PRM04 Asset Maintenance Training Package Review and Redevelopment
The validation of draft units and qualification packaging has been completed. All outstanding issues have been resolved to the agreement of key stakeholders. The units and qualifications will be reviewed by equity, access and Holistic QA panel members and a draft Case for Endorsement will be prepared for consultation with State Training Authorities in preparation for lodgement with the NQC Secretariat.

Further information is available on the CPSISC website.

Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gasses (SGG) Competency Development Project
Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council is working with Fire Protection Association Australia on a Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts funded project.

Asset Security Sector:

Harmonisation of qualifications for licensable occupations in the Private Security Industry
The Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) has been commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to redevelop the qualifications for the Private Security Industry.

This work is being undertaken in response to recommendations made by the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management-Police (MCPEMP) following the release of the COAG Harmonisation of the Private Security Industry- Stage One: Manpower Sector of the Security Industry.

Further information is available on the CPSISC website.



Certificate IV Financial Services (Bookkeeping) - now available
Certificate III Security Operations - now available

Scoping Lean Skills in the Office
Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) has undertaken a project to scope Lean Skills across all the IBSA Training Packages. Lean has been successfully implemented in manufacturing industries for the last 25 years, but only recently have organisations begun using Lean office as a business operating philosophy and key productivity factor, to streamline and eliminate waste from administrative processes, improve quality, and achieve bottom line savings.Visit the IBSA website for further information.

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New Security Competency Testing Program launched
This pre-license test has been designed to ensure that those seeking to gain employment as a Security Officer or Crowd Controller in WA can demonstrate the required knowledge and language skills.

DTWD launches new website
The Department of Training and Workforce Development has launched a new website to assist business.

McGowan Government continuing to rebuild training sector
24 January 2019
Comprehensive report from the State Training Board released to support job creation and revitalise Western Australia's training system

Vocational education and training reform to boost quality
22 October 2018
An overhaul of the vocational education and training delivered in WA secondary schools will help ensure students receive the best quality training.

Top of training - WA Training Awards 2018 finalists announced
03 August 2018
Outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and trainers named as finalists in WA Training Awards 2018

Clear pathway for businesses and government to create WA jobs
28 June 2018
New policy being established to encourage private sector investment to develop projects, as part of the McGowan Labor Government's Plan for Jobs

WAs first demonstration SMART Farm opens at Muresk Institute
13 June 2018
Highly advanced technology put in place for education and training purposes
Opportunities for WA jobs continues to grow in agriculture sector

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