The Australian Furniture Association is proud to announce a Federal Government Department of Industry grant for the AFA’s International Pavilions program. Australia’s involvement in International Pavilions are designed to elevate the prominence of Australian furniture designers and manufacturers in international markets and highlight export success stories to motivate manufacturers to explore global opportunities. The Australian Pavilion will highlight the quality and innovation of the Australian furniture industry by showcasing designers who demonstrate the following:
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The AFA has been informed by the Government that they have cut the red tape and delivered almost $220 million to Australian businesses in the Industry and Science portfolio. Read More . . .
The AFA is very pleased to hear that funding for new training courses will give unemployed Victorians the skills they need for the jobs they want, under a $50 million plan unveiled by the Andrews Labor Government yesterday. Read More . . .
The AFA is feeling more confident that training and education for the furniture sector will improve with Victorian State Government determined to rebuild Victoria’s struggling TAFE system. Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (SuniTAFE) was the first to share in $20 million of emergency funding to save campuses at risk of collapse. Read More . . .
The AFA congratulates the Government for identifying a need to secure the future of trades in Victoria with a $3.2 million trade training centre at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, which opened last week as part of the ‘Wyndham Cluster’. Read More . . .
As previously reported to our members Australian businesses can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government's new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. The Fund will help South Australian businesses with training places and skills advice over the next four years. Read More . . .
Over the coming months the AFA will inform members on how to apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government's new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. Read More . . .