WA Shearing industry Association
Welcome to the WASIA website.....
The Western Australian Shearing Industry Association Inc........ or "WASIA" for short.......(formerly the WA Shearing Contractors Association - WASCA) represents the interests of:
The WA Shearing Industry Association (WASIA) is a not-for-profit industry association representing the interests of the WA Shearing industry and providing vital information and support to shearing industry members, including Contractors, Woolclassers, Shed Hands/Wool Handlers, Wool Buyers/Brokers and all interested WA industry stakeholders.
NEXT WASIA Half yearly Meeting - Saturday 25 June 2016
Time: 9 am Location: International on the Water Hotel, 1 Epsom Avenue Ascot
Bookings - quote Shearing Meeting at Ph 9429 8088
Now Available - Amazing Member-Only Discount Purchases
... and you will help support WASIA at the same time !
All orders of $500 or more receive FREE Freight ! Orders under $500 will attract a freight charge of $15.
Supergrind Emery Papers:
Fine No. 80 $7.20 each (Box orders of 50/box preferred)
Course No. 40 $7.20 each (Box orders of 50/box preferred)
- Supershear Latex Glue
250 mls Bottles $7.10 each (Carton orders of 12/carton preferred at $85)
500 mls Bottles $10.85 each (Carton orders of 6/carton preferred at $65)
OTHER WASIA Specials:
WASIA offers AIG Travel Insurance to enable you to purchase excellent travel insurance on-line. When purchased through this link (click here) on-line, you will find Domestic, International, Frequent Traveller and Travellers Aged 70+ policies at considerable discount and with great inclusion (such as family members and interupted travel cover at not added cost) !!! *
“Check it out! I did...and I now have WORLD-WIDE annual 'Frequent Traveller' cover for any mode of transport beyond 250 kms from home, including North America...at the same price I used to pay for a single 5 week trip!" says Vikki.
“We saved over $2,000 on cover for our China trip,” said Peter, “Excellent discount for us and WASIA gets a small commission.”
* Available to anyone via the above link.
Top Selling Energy Drink Worldwide !
High Energy, Low calories popular energy drinks. With heaps of different flavours to choose from
90 Day, 100% money back/satisfaction guarantee on all products.….you can’t go wrong !
...and lots of other Hydration, Nutrition and General Health, Household and Work Products!
* Available to anyone via the above link.
WASIA Cafe - Gourmet Coffees (as sampled at the recent General Meeting) *
WASIA offers exciting new gourmet coffee options for members! Black, Latte, Mocha, Hot Chocolate and Green Tea sachets...perfect for those special occassions and even camp-outs where the sugar container starts to look like the coffee container after a day or so.
AWI Shearing Shed Safety Signage Kits ('SSSS Kits') NEW !!!!!!!
* Available to anyone via the above link.
Note: The Membership Rates in this Brochure are out of date. 2012-13 rates are: Full member $450, Associate Member $225 and Group Memberships are quoted seperately. See the Membership Kits below for full details.
WASIA – What We Do for You & Your Industry
Since 1987, WASIA (WASCA) has fulfilled a vital role in furthering the development of the WA Shearing Industry and promoting and developing a legislative, economic, administrative, training, working and social environment to ensure a safe, responsible and profitable industry in Western Australia.
Benefits of WASIA membership includes voting rights on industry issues, access to a broad range of industry information on Industrial Relations (Awards, Industrial Agreements, Rates of Pay & Updates, Employee and Employer information etc), member discount programs, periodic newsletters & circulars, industry practical and information workshops and use of the WASIA website.
"WASIA accepts its leadership responsibilities and offers members the opportunity to participate directly in shaping the future of our industry and to access significant savings through a range of Member Benefit Schemes." Darren Spencer, President
Your Benefits of WASIA Membership
WASIA Members have the support of informed experts from industry, legal circles and training organisation. WASIA represents WA shearing industry interests to State and Federal Governments, other industry bodies and seeks to maintain the flexibilities and benefits unique to the WA shearing industry.
Members receive automatic updates on Award changes, Rates of Pay and other critical issues and we work closely with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to help ensure excellence in skills training and to offers opportunities for members to share and exchange information and help drive the industry’s future.
"WASIA is a source of sound and accurate information...when you need answers."
"I learn so much at every meeting I attend."
"Our voluntary Code of Conduct sets a positive minimum standard of professionalism for our industry.... I commend it to everyone."
What you can do for your industry?
WASIA membership offers you the opportunity to participate, as a voting member of the Association, to have your say and help lead the industry into the future. Your membership in WASIA is a major step in helping to foster a sound and flexible WA Shearing Industry and to safeguard its future. Help us keep the WA Shearing Industry strong and vibrant. To keep up with the times we need your input and participation.
Voting Memberships are available to all individuals or busineses with an interest in the shearing industry
Special Offer – Join Now!
New Individual Associate Member Applicants may be eligible for a first-year member discount with a referral from a current WASIA Full member employer. Please download the appropriate WASIA Membership Kit including the Membership Application Form and talk to your Contractor about a referral!
"WASIA's primary goal is to actively promote the development of a safe, high quality, secure and profitable shearing and crutching industry while representing the interests of shearing industry stakeholders throughout Western Australia."
Peter Letch, a Founding Member & Past President
PLEASE NOTE: This website will be progressively upgraded during 2011 until the new WASIA website is launched in the next few months.
Documents and information on this site are being updated progressively.....so, if you find a reference to "WASCA", simply think "WASIA" for the time being.
We appreciate your continuing support as we upgrade and simplify the site.
Vikki Gates, Executive Officer
You are currently in the information part of the website which is available to everyone, through the navigational bar on the left. Find out About WASIA, the useful features and benefits of the WASIA Website Services and WASIA Bbrochure, how to Become a Member and details of Member Benefit Schemes.
The interactive past of the website is where you will find the features listed below. To access them, become a Registered User by simply registering through the box on the right.
The exciting features of this new website offer a range of useful functions to Wool Growers, Contractors, Jobseekers, Students, Workers and Training Providers alike, including (click on headings for more detail):
- News and Information
- - for the latest on 'Hot Topics' in the industry, a 'Fun & Games' section , FAQs and a Site User news contribution section for you to add your bits of news and interesting information and just plain 'fun stuff'
- Find a Contractor
- - this feature enables all registered site users to locate and contact contractor member throughout WA
- Employment Register
- - to find a job in the industry and list your details on the register for employers recruiting workers, with direct contact capability
- Training Register
- - to find or promote training courses, professional development opportunities and career information including direct contact with training providers
- Event & Meeting Registers
- - to find and promote workshops, meetings and other industry events with a direct contact link to event coordinators
- Contracts Register
- - to find or attract Contractors to shear, crutch or mules your sheep and for exclusive member access to find Contract Jobs offered by Growers, complete with direct communication link
- Training Materials Register
- - enabling Growers to contct Trainers directly, to offer sheep and sheds for training purposes
- Awards, Agreements & Rates
- - providing exclusive member access to the latest Award Rates, Contractor/Grower Agreements, Contractor/Employee Agreements and full texts of relevant Awards
To find out what access priviliges are available click here.