Towards a Safe System Workforce Development Grants

Posted on: Thursday, 19 August 2021 at 12:00:00 AM

During the 2020-2021 financial year, Local Governments in the South West region were given the opportunity to apply for a Workforce Development Grant which would fund Local Government officer enrolment in online training aligned the safe system approach to road safety.

Local Government officers could apply for funding to complete either the Road Safety Engineering Training or the Road Safety Audit Training, which is overseen by the Road Safety Audit Panel.

The aim of the Workforce Development Grant was to improve the capacity of individuals to apply the knowledge gained through completion of their nominated course to plan, implement and evaluate effective road safety projects and provide assistance with Black Spot nominations and road safety inspections.

Officers from the City of Bunbury and the Shires of Boyup Brook and Dardanup have now completed training through this initiative, with positive feedback received about the course and the funding assistance received.

Bradley Batrick from the Shire of Dardanup said, “The course has actually been very informative and helpful with my role as a designer and has made me view concept designs from a different perspective. So yes, it was definitely worth doing.”

Similarly, Cameron Scott from the City of Bunbury commented, “The course has been a great introduction to the Road Safety Audit process, and I really appreciate the WALGA RoadWise contribution which helped make this happen."

This initiative of helped build the capacity of successful applicants to assist the progression of the safe system approach to road safety in their Local Governments.

Road Safety Engineering Training or Road Safety Audit Training information is available at https://www.road-safety-audit-wa.org/training-and-development.html.

 

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