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$2.9 million to attract and retain regional TAFE lecturers

Published on: 3 February 2023

Eligible new and existing regional TAFE lecturers in the Pilbara, Kimberley and Kalgoorlie will receive a one-off Temporary Regional Incentive for the 2023 academic year.

Free period products extended to WA TAFE colleges

Published on: 25 January 2023

Period products for public school and TAFE students.

Call to ‘start something’ with WA’s defence industry

Published on: 23 January 2023

Western Australians encouraged to start something in the defence industry.

Construction starts on $47M Balga TAFE redevelopment

Published on: 2 December 2022

The $47.9 million expansion of North Metropolitan TAFE’s Balga campus has officially begun, with Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery visiting the northern suburbs campus today to turn the first sod of the new state of the art training facility.

Jobs and Skills Centres – Open and closure times over Christmas and New Year 2023

Published on: 29 November 2022

The metropolitan and regional TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres, Aboriginal career service providers and specialist service providers will be closed temporarily over the Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023 period.

Over 100 qualifications and skill sets FREE IN '23!

Published on: 28 November 2022

The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have today signed a landmark 12-month Skills Agreement to address the current skills shortage and deliver fee-free* TAFE and more vocational education places for Western Australians. 

WA's best of VET celebrated at Australian Training Awards 2022

Published on: 19 November 2022

Seven of Western Australia's 11 outstanding finalists recognised at prestigious national awards.

Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations skill set hits a big milestone!

Published on: 15 November 2022

More than 230 people now licensed and employed.

New initiative to attract international students to regional WA

Published on: 15 November 2022

A new initiative to attract international students to live, work and study at Western Australia’s regional TAFE colleges and help alleviate shortages in priority skill shortage areas in regional areas is set to begin next year.

TAFE gets four new high-tech CNC machines

Published on: 10 November 2022

New TAFE equipment to advance the defence industry workforce.

WA Defence Industry Workforce Development Plan 2022−27

Published on: 10 November 2022

The WA State Government has today released its blueprint to build a strong and sustainable defence industry workforce; leading the way with analysis, planning and investment to support the sector’s workforce and diversify the economy.

Industry partnership to grow early childhood education and care workforce

Published on: 31 October 2022

The McGowan Government is partnering with Western Australia’s early childhood education and care sector to pilot a Job Ready pre-employment program leading the way to attract and upskill more early childhood educators for the local workforce.

Remote and regional students to taste of the world of work

Published on: 28 October 2022

Year 9 Career Taster Program now available to more WA students.

WA Training Awards 2022 — Winners announced!

Published on: 21 September 2022

Western Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector’s brightest stars celebrated at the 2022 WA Training Awards presentation event at Crown Perth tonight, with eight individual and five organisations announced as this year’s winners. 

Subsidised and free training for humanitarian migrants

Published on: 21 September 2022

From January 2023, access to free training and over 210 low-fee qualifications will be extended to humanitarian migrants (refugees and asylum seekers) from Afghanistan and Ukraine. 

$2M upgrade of Central Regional TAFE’s Northam campus complete

Published on: 14 September 2022

New classrooms and trades workshops for Wheatbelt students.

New incentive to boost WA's defence industry workforce!

Published on: 26 August 2022

Upskilling defence industry workers to meet demands of technological advances

Record results continue for apprenticeships and traineeships in WA

Published on: 25 August 2022

Announced today at SkillsWest Careers & Employment Expo.

WA Training Awards 2022 finalists announced!

Published on: 11 August 2022

Representing excellence in vocational education and training

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the Pilbara!

Published on: 2 August 2022

Western Australia’s statewide network of Jobs and Skills Centres (JSCs) has been expanded in the State’s north, with Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery officially opening the South Hedland JSC at North Regional TAFE’s Pundulmurra campus today.

More exciting upgrades for Pundulmurra TAFE

Published on: 2 August 2022

Construction has commenced on major upgrades to North Regional TAFE’s Pundulmurra campus, with $48.9 million in new facilities set to deliver a substantial boost to trade training in the Pilbara region to include new trades, engineering and commercial cookery facilities.

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the East Kimberley region!

Published on: 1 August 2022

The network of Western Australia’s Jobs and Skills Centres (JSCs) continues to grow, with the opening today by Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery of a new centre in Kununurra.

New register to connect skilled migrants with WA jobs

Published on: 19 July 2022

The WA State Government has today launched a new Skilled Migrant Employment Register to attract workers to key industries, helping to deliver the skilled labour needed to support Western Australia’s strong economy and jobs market.

New program for pathways into Early Childhood Education & Care

Published on: 12 July 2022

The Early Childhood Education and Care Job Ready Program has two components; in class training with an approved, accredited training provider, plus an industry work placement for hands on experience. The program will be available on either a full time (five weeks total) or part time (ten weeks total) study basis, and is 100% FEE FREE for eligible students including people aged 15—24, jobseekers, and concession card holders. The program is ideal for people of all ages and backgrounds who would love to start a career working with children, contributing to the learning and development of our future generations. Participation on this program requires no prior experience!

Getting ready for jobs in the WA resources sector

Published on: 30 June 2022

New Driller's Offsider Job Ready Program a huge success!

$40 million redevelopment of Balga TAFE moving ahead

Published on: 23 June 2022

Design finalised for contemporary new training facilities at Balga TAFE campus.

Life experience leads to unique and rewarding opportunities

Published on: 21 June 2022

Living with disability has not stopped Anne Raheb from accomplishing her life goals which has helped her confidence soar in her personal and professional life.

New Jobs and Skills Centre to open in Collie

Published on: 14 June 2022

The WA State Government has established a new service to support the transition of Collie workers into new jobs, as the world and local workforce moves away from coal and coal-fired energy production.

Record VET enrolments — Building WA’s future local workforce

Published on: 26 May 2022

Thanks to the WA State Government’s strategic investment in the training sector, more Western Australians than ever are getting the skills needed by local industry.