Skills Insight Established as Job and Skills Council (JSC) for Australian Furnishing IndustryThis new JSC will provide the Australian Furniture Association’s industry with a stronger, more strategic voice in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). Skills Insight, will have a broader scope to deliver outcomes that support a responsive VET...
Stitching Up The Gap To Take A Seat With UsThe Australian skilled labor shortage for upholsterers and textile fabricators is being addressed by an innovative new training initiative launching in April. “Take a Seat With Us!” Taster Program embeds the Design Specification and job-ready tasks into the...
Action on the Furnishing Industry Skill Shortage
It is not an industry secret that we are currently experiencing challenging times. Navigating the most significant gap between work volumes and availability of skilled labour to date. Without immediate intervention, we can not see our shared low labour woes arresting.
$7,000 Apprenticeship & Traineeship Subsidy Opportunities Extended
Any employer who takes on an apprentice or trainee up until 30 June 2022 can gain access to real benefits to your business.
Australia’s skill shortage crisis
Department of Employment tracking skills shortages identifies lack of employable, qualified staff.
Department of Education, Skills and Employment announces transition to new skills and workforce development model
Skills Ministers agreed to establish new industry-based clusters (Industry Clusters) with broad roles and responsibilities for skills and workforce development by December 2022. Industry Clusters will replace Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) and Skills Organisation Pilots (SOs).