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The Australian Surveying and Spatial Workforce – A National Roadmap

A report commissioned by the The Surveyors’ Trust and published in April 2022 reviews and collates research of the Australian surveying and spatial sector workforce to have a better understanding of the landscape, issues therein and opportunities to inform a collective industry approach to address the workforce crisis impacting the surveying and spatial industry in Australia....

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Pest Manager of the year 2022

Pest Manager of the Year is an annual event run by AEPMA and sponsored by BASF to promote the wider pest management industry. In order to be eligible for the Award, an applicant must be a licensed and practising pest manager in Australia or the Asia Pacific region. Any pest management firm operating in Australia...

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Draft National Foundation Skills Framework released

The National Foundation Skills Framework sets out a 10-year model for collective action by governments working with stakeholders to improve the foundation skills of Australian adults. Foundation skills are the competencies that underpin workforce participation, productivity, and social inclusion and include employability and English language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) skills. The Framework will be...

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Australian Skills Classification updated

The National Skills Commission Australian Skills Classification sets out the key core competencies, specialist tasks and technology tools required for occupations in Australia. Recently updated, the skills of emerging occupations and specialist roles that are growing in importance in the labour market are now included in the Classification. The skills of emerging occupations like Digital...

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Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors

Released earlier this month, the Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors sets out minimum expectations of registered building surveyors undertaking building surveying work in Western Australia. It applies to building surveyors who are registered under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (WA) to perform statutory functions of assessing compliance and approving building designs and building...

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Health and Safety representative powers, functions and rights

A new information sheet has been released providing health and safety representatives with information on their powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act). Download information sheet.

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National Workforce Strategy

Through the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, the Federal Government has recently launched the National Workforce Strategy 2022-2027. The Strategy outlines five principles to guide a coordinated and consistent approach to addressing workforce issues and sector-specific workforce plans: – Use data to create transparency of the current and future workforce – Equip...

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National advisory council to support ASQA

A new national advisory council has been established to support the best practice regulation of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. The Vocational Education and Training Regulator Advisory Council will assist the work of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The Advisory Council is expected to help ASQA with continuous governance practice improvement and...

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Federal Government launches National Workforce Strategy 2022-2027

Through the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, the federal government has recently launched the National Workforce Strategy 2022-2027. The Strategy outlines five principles to guide a coordinated and consistent approach to addressing workforce issues and sector-specific workforce plans: Use data to create transparency of the current and future workforce Equip Australians with...

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Projecting employment to 2026

The National Skills Commission (NSC) has updated it’s employment projections to 2026, providing a guide to the likely future direction of the jobs market. The importance of skills needs in the four Cs (Care, Computing, Cognitive ability and Communication) is evident with four services industries projected to provide almost two-thirds (65.4%) of the total projected...