Chance to have your say on national licensing

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Industries in WA affected by national occupational licensing will have a chance to have their say during a series of information and feedback sessions to be held in Perth and major regional areas.

Representatives from the Department of Commerce will be available to hear the views of tradespeople and members of the property industry on the planned National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS). Plumbers, electricians, gas fitters, real estate agents/sales representatives and property managers are encouraged to attend. While the changes don’t directly impact land valuers and settlement agents at this stage, they may find it valuable to also attend the sessions.

Director of Strategic Policy and Development at Consumer Protection, Gary Newcombe, said the Department is interested in feedback from people working in these industries and how they think the proposed changes will impact on them.

"This program of information and feedback sessions is in addition to the one off briefing being given by the Federal Government. The sessions will give an opportunity for those people affected to express their views, ask questions and get vital information about what's being planned," Mr Newcombe said.

"The sessions are designed to encourage key stakeholders and those affected to make submissions during the Federal Government's consultation process on this issue."

Attending the sessions will be representatives from Consumer Protection, the Building Commission and Energy Safety.

Those wanting to attend can register online at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consulations - or if that's not possible, you can email consultations@commerce.wa.gov.au or phone 1300 30 40 54. For those who can’t attend, the presentations and a video from the sessions will available on the website.


Details of the sessions are as follows:

Thursday, 27 September 2012 – Bunbury
Bunbury Trotting Club, Donaldson Park, Milligan Street
4pm-6pm for trades

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 – Joondalup
Joondalup Arena, Joondalup Drive
8am-9.30am for property, 4pm-6pm for trades

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 – Fremantle
Fremantle Sailing Club, 151 Marine Terrace
8am-9.30am for property, 4pm-6pm for trades

Monday, 8 October 2012 – Claremont
Challenge Stadium, 100 Stephenson Avenue
8am-9.30am for property, 4pm-6pm for trades

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 – Geraldton
POSH Events and Functions, 214 Marine Terrace
10.30am-12.30pm for trades and property

Thursday, 11 October 2012 – Karratha
Tambrey Centre, Lot 4227 Tambrey Drive
10.30am-12.30pm for trades and property

END OF RELEASE

Media Contact:
Alan Hynd
9282 0961 or 0429 078 791
alan.hynd@commerce.wa.gov.au

Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2012

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