Adult Learners Week 1–8 September
Celebrating lifelong learning.
Skills on show at SkillsWest Expo
More than 10,000 members of the public including 5,000 secondary school students attended the free SkillsWest Expo over the weekend.
Samantha finds opportunities through the Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre
Samantha finds opportunities through the Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre.
Training boost for Western Australians under-represented in STEM
Women, girls, Aboriginal people and people living in regional and remote locations will benefit from funding to boost the STEM skills of people under-represented in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professions, through eight new community-based education projects through its new Digital and Technology Skills Program.
New trains = new jobs! Get on board with METRONET!
WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced that a manufacturing and assembly plant will be built in Bellevue, to support the building of new trains, as part of the METRONET project.
Record number of jobs for WA tourism industry!
Great news for tourism jobs and careers in WA.
NEW! Strategic Plan 2019—2023 released!
The Department of Training and Workforce Development has recently released a new Strategic Plan 2019—2023, which will guide our strategic direction over the next four years. It sets a clear, high level vision for the future of Western Australia's vocational education and training sector.
Get stuck into STEM at the Skills West Expo
The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will welcome over 4,000 students through its doors on Friday August 16 for the 2019 Skills West Expo.
New job opportunities through Landgate’s Graduate Program
Landgate's Graduate Program has returned this year for the first time in almost a decade, giving graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and learn new skills at Australia's most innovative government agency.
Deadly employers connecting with Aboriginal jobseekers
More than 6,000 Aboriginal people, keen to skill up and take their careers to the next level, came together for the Deadly Jobs Expo at Ashfield Reserve in Bassendean recently.
WA Training Awards 2019 finalists announced!
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced the finalists in the 2019 WA Training Awards.
Growing healthcare skills and building career pathways
New training programs to get into the healthcare industry, and financial support of up to $300,000 to organisations for existing worker training.
New Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive now available!
Supporting WA businesses to employ a new apprentice or trainee
SCSA’s 2019 VET Awards – Nominations now open
Recognising VET students in WA’s secondary schools.
Innovative FarmSmarts showcased at Muresk Institute
WA agriculture sector continues to grow through new technology and best practice.
New training program for Western Power’s future jobs
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery and Energy Minister Bill Johnston have launched a new training program at North Metropolitan TAFE's East Perth campus to upskill Western Power staff.
New automation courses skilling WA workers for future jobs
Training leading the way in automation technology.
Industry partners with TAFE to create career opportunities in mining
New pre-apprenticeship program for Karratha students in 2020.
North Regional TAFE's Karratha campus now home to a brand new Jobs and Skills Centre
The Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at North Regional TAFE.
Northam Jobs and Skills Centre officially opened!
Central Regional TAFE's Northam Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched on Thursday 30 May, by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
New STEM skills, study and employment strategy launched
Preparing Western Australians for the jobs of the future.
State-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre opens
South Metropolitan TAFE's Murdoch campus has celebrated the official opening of the state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre.
WA VET Ambassadors shine a light on STEM and apprenticeships
Two WA Training Awards winners are helping to spread the word about the opportunities available through VET pathways at WA careers expos.
Additional funding boost for apprenticeships and traineeships
The State Government will introduce an Employer Incentive Scheme to help thousands of Western Australian employers with the costs of employing an apprentice or new entrant trainee.
State-of-the-art Jobs and Skills Centre officially opened by Minister in Bunbury
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery launched the new Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre at South Regional TAFE on Friday 3 May.
New $2.4M shipbuilding training facility supporting jobs growth opens
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery opened the South Metropolitan TAFE (SMT) Naval Base Campus in Henderson on 1st May 2019, securing the future of WA's growing shipbuilding industry. The new state-of-the-art facility is designed to deliver a skilled workforce that will meet the naval shipbuilding industry’s requirements for jobs both in WA and nationally, well into the future.
Exciting new pathways to employment in aged care and disability care
Aged care and disability care can provide you with a very rewarding career, and it's a huge growth area for future jobs. Here's a great opportunity to get into this industry!
$5,000 information technology training scholarships for people on the autism spectrum
Scholarships will cover the cost of student fees for information technology, programming, cybersecurity or software development courses at Certificate IV and Diploma levels.
Growing WA's health and social assistance sector
State Training Board releases new workforce development strategy.
Priority Start: Maximising opportunities for WA apprentices and trainees
The McGowan Government today delivered on their election commitment to provide more employment and training opportunities for apprentices and trainees in Western Australia, with the launch of the new Priority Start policy.
Broome Jobs and Skills Centre Offcially launched by Minister
The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched on Friday 22nd March 2019 by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at North Regional TAFE.
Supporting the Kimberley region's training and employment needs.
Minister officially launches new Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre
Central Regional TAFE's Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
Albany Jobs and Skills Centre officially launched by Premier and Minister
South Regional TAFE's Albany Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
WA Police Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cadet/trainee program– Applications open!
Ever thought of making a difference in your community? Want to be paid while you train and earn a nationally accredited qualification? Then be the one to step forward and get a firsthand view of the dynamic and exciting world of policing through the WA Police Aboriginal Cadet/Traineeship program!
Free resume writing, job applications, winning interviews and career development workshops for jobseekers!
Jobs and Skills Centres are offering free workshops to help you put together an impressive resume, write successful job applications and win at interviews.
These workshops are all ages, all stages – Everyone is welcome!
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for job opportunities, training info and news updates!
The news section of the Jobs and Skills website is usually pretty busy, with updates throughout the week, but we often have information and opportunities for jobseekers and students, as well as employers and businesses, that are shared only through our social media. So if you're not following us, you're missing out!
Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre now open – supporting our Central West region!
A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Geraldton campus of Central Regional TAFE is now open! Western Australia's TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community as well as employers and business.
WA Police Force: Aboriginal cadets program now open for applications!
Ever thought of becoming a police officer and making a difference in your community? Want to be paid while you train at the Police Force Academy, and earn a nationally accredited qualification? You could be the one to step forward and kickstart your career in the dynamic and exciting world of police work.
Want to work in Antarctica? Now's your chance – 150 jobs up for grabs!
The Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Energy's Australian Antarctic Program conducts world-class work and research of critical national importance and global significance. But it's not all about science - right now you could be part of this exciting program and have a truly life changing experience, with over 150 jobs – a huge range of roles, from tradies to ICT – currently available.
Northam Jobs and Skills Centre now open – Together with Kalgoorlie JSC, supporting our Central West!
A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Northam campus of Central Regional TAFE is now open! Western Australia's TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community as well as employers and business.
Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre now open! Supporting WA's Pilbara community and businesses
A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Karratha campus of North Regional TAFE is now open! Western Australia's TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community as well as for employers and business.
New apprenticeship and traineeship policy now available
Following extensive consultation with stakeholders, the Department of Training and Workforce Development has released its updated Apprenticeshp and traineeship policy (A&T policy) today. The revised policy comes into effect on 29 November, and is now available on the Department's website.
Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre now open! Together with Albany JSC, supporting our South West!
A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Bunbury campus of South Regional TAFE is now open! Western Australia's TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community as well as employers and business.
Broome Jobs and Skills Centre now open, supporting WA's Kimberley community and industry!
A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Broome campus of North Regional TAFE is now open! Western Australia's TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community as well as employers and business.
National Agricultural Day 2018 - Celebrating Australia's fantastic ag sector!
Every year, Australian agriculture is making the world a little better. Today as we celebrate National Agriculture Day, it's a perfect time to look at being part of this exciting industry and kick start your ag career!
WA scoops the pool at Australian Training Awards – Congratulations to all our winners!
Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery has congratulated Western Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector for one of our best ever showings at Australia’s leading industry awards on 15 November. Six of WA’s 11 award nominees picked up accolades at the Australian Training Awards, with both individual and organisational winners from the State’s VET system being recognised for their success.
Albany Jobs and Skills Centre now open!
A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Albany campus of South Regional TAFE is now open! Western Australia's TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community as well as employers and business.
Growing the WA lobster industry – Growing jobs in maritime, aquaculture and more!
The WA Government plans to grow the Western Australian lobster industry – creating up to 500 more jobs in WA across industries such as maritime, aquaculture, tourism, research and retail – helping to grow the economy and returning more benefits to the WA community.
Peel Jobs and Skills Centre’s pre-apprentice and VET students information session a huge success!
Peel Jobs and Skills Centre's pre-apprentice and VET students information session and mini jobs fair held on Wednesday 31 October was a huge success, with approximately 60 students attending.
A new era for international education – New strategy to attract students to WA launched!
Western Australia currently has more than 50,000 international students living and learning in Perth. On 23 October, WA Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery launched the State's plan to attract thousands of more international students to Western Australia – 'Where Bright Futures Begin: International Education in Perth, Western Australia 2018–2025'.
New State Training Plan 2018–2021 now available – Priorities and strategies for VET in WA
The WA State Training Board's State Training Plan 2018–2021 was endorsed by the Hon. Sue Ellery, Minister for Education and Training on 20 August 2018. The priorities identified in the Plan inform funding, planning and policy decisions for vocational education and training in Western Australia.
Boosting the quality of vocational education and training in schools – Improving outcomes for students!
An overhaul of the vocational education and training (VET) delivered in Western Australian secondary schools was announced today by WA's Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery. The planned changes will help to ensure students receive quality training, from quality training providers, to ensure the best possible outcomes once they leave school. The list of qualifications offered to secondary students will also be refocused, to ensure students graduate with a valuable qualification that meets industry needs and leads to employment opportunities.
SPOL 2018 now available! Find out what WA’s State priority occupations are for 2018–19.
The State priority occupation list (SPOL) is a list of occupations rated according to their priority status for Western Australia. It is produced annually by the Department of Training and Workforce Development, using a range of key economic and labour market data and projections as well as evidence from each of the WA industry training councils and other stakeholders, and guides decisions around subsidies for qualifications and courses.
Joondalup Jobs and Skills Centre team supporting local jobseekers at Midland Jobs Fair!
North Metropolitan TAFE's Joondalup Jobs and Skills Centre team had a very busy day recently at the Midland Gate Jobs Fair, helping jobseekers.
New Peel Jobs and Skills Centre officially open! Boosting opportunities for Mandurah region
The new Peel Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today at the Mandurah campus of South Metropolitan TAFE, by the Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery. Jobs and Skills Centres provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities, career advice and apprenticeship and training information, and specialist services for Aboriginal jobseekers. They also support local employers and businesses to build a skilled workforce and create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, and offer a free online jobs board where job vacancies can be posted.
Funding boost to create more WA apprenticeships and traineeships, and new employer incentives!
The McGowan Government has negotiated a fair deal for Western Australia, with up to $126 million available to create thousands of jobs for apprenticeships and traineeships. Funding will also be provided for thousands of pre-apprenticeships – a career pathway that is strongly supported by industry – and for skills development to support the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Additionally, a new McGowan Government employer incentive scheme will provide training support to employers, including small businesses.
Congratulations to the individual and organisation winners of the WA Training Awards 2018 – the best in the West!
Twelve individual and organisational winners have been recognised as outstanding apprentices, trainees, students at Friday night's WA Training Awards 2018 presentation dinner. The WA Training Awards highlight the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, training organisations and employers in the training sector.
WA Premier Mark McGowan officially opens Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre!
The Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre was officially opened by WA Premier Mark McGowan, and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery, on Friday 21 September.
QANTAS – opportunities for Aboriginal and Indigenous people – Cabin crew and more!
As one of the world's largest airlines, QANTAS employs over 35,000 people in a wide range of roles... in the air, and on the ground. They're currently looking for Australian Aboriginal and Indigenous people to join the QANTAS team, as cabin crew or in customer service roles and even in the corporate office. What a fantastic opportunity!
Looking for a job with spark? Power up your career in electrotechnology or electrical engineering!
The utilities industry provides our homes, businesses and communities with electricity, gas and water. Constant changes and improvements in technology provide great career opportunities in the electrical and engineering fields, and it all starts with the right training.
Are you a parent returning to work or training? ParentsNext can help you get back into the workforce or education!
Getting back into training or work can be challenging after an extended period of being a stay-at-home parent. ParentsNext is a program that aims to help parents with young children to plan and prepare for employment once their youngest child reaches school age. It has been operating across Australia since April 2016, and is now available at locations throughout Western Australia including regional areas.
Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre now open! New services and support now available for the Goldfields region.
The new Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre is your local one-stop shop for training, jobs and career support services!
Employers – Got a job vacancy? Use our free online jobs board!
Are you a business owner with a job vacancy? Looking for a quick, easy and FREE way to advertise your job somewhere it could be seen by hundreds of people? You need the Jobs and Skills Centre jobs board!
Work experience program – Incentives for employers, Opportunities for jobseekers!
The National Work Experience Program places job seekers in real life unpaid work experience placements, helping you to gain real-life experience and knowledge to improve your career prospects. Placements are available for up to four weeks, to a maximum of 25 hours per week.
Employers willing to offer a work experience placement may be able to receive an incentive payment, and may also be eligible for a wage subsidy if they hire the person/s on completion of the program.
Department of Defence Work Experience Program – Army, Navy and Air Force!
The Defence Work Experience Program provides young Australians interested in Defence as a future career, the opportunity to sample life and learn more about the exciting career opportunities available with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Public Service (APS).
The Department of Defence employs more than 20,000 people in a range of critical positions Australia wide enabling our three services Navy, Army and Air Force to do their job. There are around 350 jobs to choose from in the ADF, in just about every field you can think of – the ADF offers one of the most diverse range of careers in the country, and pays you to study for your qualifications. Jobs include everything from pilot, medical officer, clerk and cook through to combat systems operator, vehicle mechanic and air traffic controller.
Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre is officially open!
Premier Mark McGowan today joined Member for Baldivis Reece Whitby MLA to officially launch the newest of the State Government’s Jobs and Skills Centres at South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham campus.
The Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre will support the local community through providing information, resources and support about training and career options, and also support local employers and businesses to build a skilled workforce and create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.
Aboriginal interpreting service AIWA now available for Western Australia
Since 2000, when it first began operating in Kununurra as Kimberley Interpreting Service (KIS), AIWA has been committed to bringing two-way understanding to interactions between WA Aboriginal language speakers and those responsible for delivering services across all fields of government and community services.
Now available across all regions of Western Australia, AIWA can provide translation and interpreting services in over 40 Aboriginal languages.
Creating opportunities in regional communities: TAFE and school working together
Yandeyarra Community is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia – 142kms south-east from Port Hedland. Situated on the bank of the Yule River, the community is on a Native Reserve. Yandeyarra Remote Community School has a 100% Aboriginal student population, from kindergarten to Year 12; approximately 40 students.
The school has been working with North Regional TAFE over the past nine years, to offer customised vocational education and training (VET) for its students and people in the community. Recently the TAFE has delivered a Certificate 2 in Rural Operations program to provide students with hands-on skills and experience that could help them find employment in a range of areas such as farming, agriculture, conservation and land management.
Jobs and Skills Centres welcome Aboriginal artist Biara Martin for NAIDOC week
To celebrate NAIDOC week, local Aboriginal artist Biara Martin was in residence at two of the South Metropolitan TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres to re-create their Aboriginal Seasons artwork.
The original artwork was created by Nate Stuart from Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre, and each of the designs tie in with local Noongar language and culture. It features on signage at each centre, as a 'Wanju' (welcome) to all visitors.
New Certificate III in Pet Grooming traineeship now available!
A new traineeship for the Certificate III in Pet Grooming will soon be available at South Metropolitan TAFE. This new traineeship can provide the skills and experience you need to start your career in this fast growing industry, with on the job training in a salon environment.
NAIDOC Week 2018 – Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Hundreds of job opportunities in mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and so much more!
Looking for a new opportunity? Wanting to try something different in your career?
One Key Resources is a specialist provider of managed workforce services, labour hire, recruitment, training and productivity improvement solutions to the mining, oil and gas and infrastructure industries in Australia. They work closely with major mining houses, contractors and specialist service companies to provide job and career opportunities.
Currently hundreds of job vacancies are open right now, looking for the right person!
Minimum wage rates to raise from 1 July, including for apprentices and trainees!
On 13 June, the WA Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage for adult award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2018.
WA young guns shine at 2018 WorldSkills National Championships, winning 21 medals!
An outstanding achievement by Team WA wins 21 medals!
The WorldSkills National Championships is the country’s largest Vocational Education and Training (VET) competition. It highlights the country’s best apprentices and trainees in more than 60 different skills areas, who compete for the title of national champion. More than a third of the 51 Team WA participants were secondary school students who competed in the WorldSkills Australia Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program.
Industry Link Regional Roadshow June/July/August – Supporting local business
Local businesses interested in State Government supply and tendering opportunities in regional Western Australia are invited to attend the WA Industry Link Regional Roadshow, which is running through June, July and August.
The regional roadshow will run throughout the State, informing regional businesses about WA Industry Link – a key component of the McGowan Government's Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 to maximise opportunities for local businesses to secure work on government contracts.
Jobs and Skills Centres officially launched by Premier and Minister
The first five Jobs and Skills Centres were officially launched on 30 May by WA Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, creating increased access to job-related services for Western Australians. The centres are a one-stop-shop for students, jobseekers and career changers looking to improve their skills and job prospects. Staff at the centres will provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities, career advice, and apprenticeship and training information.
Did you know many courses are available online?
Online courses can give you options to study when and where suits you, at your own pace!
Five new TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres open today!
Five new Jobs and Skills Centres opened today at Western Australia's north and south metropolitan TAFE campuses.
New industry-based traineeship is the bees' knees!
Certificate III in beekeeping traineeship available for the first time in WA.
New opportunities in automation, technology and innovation
A Western Australian vocational education and training (VET) alliance between Rio Tinto and South Metropolitan TAFE to encourage input and involvement from the mining and resources industry will result in the development of Australia's first automation qualifications.
TAFE college named training partner for naval shipbuilding college
South Metropolitan TAFE (SMT) will be the major training provider in Western Australia for new defence contracts as part of the national Australian Naval Shipbuilding College announced today by the Federal Government, for trade and semi-professional training in WA for the naval shipbuilding industry.
2017 Student satisfaction survey now available
The Student Satisfaction Survey is conducted annually to gather information about the satisfaction levels amongst students at Western Australia's five TAFE colleges and the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
Aboriginal Driver training program a huge success!
The commitment of Wirrpanda Foundation mentor Kylie Jesus to a driver training program has seen huge returns for young Aboriginal people, with almost 90 people obtaining their provisional licence and more than 50 gaining employment as a direct result of the program. Kylie is a driver training mentor for the Kwinana Driver Training Program which was funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development through the Wirrpanda Foundation.