Industry leaders gather today for WA Skills Summit
The McGowan Government's rescheduled Skills Summit is being held today in Perth, as early positive results from a number of immediate skills measures put in place earlier this month can be revealed.
The Summit is an opportunity for business leaders and other industry players to work collaboratively to develop immediate and longer term strategies to address skills needs impacting the Western Australian economy, with Premier Mark McGowan, Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery and other Cabinet members joining industry leaders from a range of sectors including the resources, construction, agriculture, defence and healthcare industries.
Immediate boost to Western Australian workforce as new date set for Skills Summit
Premier Mark McGowan today announced a range of immediate initiatives to support Western Australia’s skilled worker needs and confirmed the rescheduled Skills Summit will take place on Friday, July 30. The event was postponed late last month due to WA's four-day circuit breaker COVD-19 lockdown. In order to begin addressing the immediate needs of Western Australian businesses, a number of key measures will be implemented now.
Pre-apprenticeships update for employers, RTOs, and students
Updated business rules, new guide, and fact sheet
$2 million Geraldton TAFE refurbishment
A $2 million upgrade to the visual arts building at Central Regional TAFE’s Geraldton campus is on track for construction to start in August 2021.
New support for secondary school students, parents and schools
New information and resources to help with career planning.
$10 million investment for Kalgoorlie TAFE upgrades
A new trades workshop at Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus is on track to begin construction in August, with the project now out for tender. The $7 million workshop will expand training for plant mechanic and engineering trades, supporting the workforce needs of the Goldfields’ resources industry.
Fees are down, enrolments are up!
Lower fees, local skills and fee freeze extended to 2025
New $10M program to boost defence industry jobs
Defence Industry Pathway Program starting up in July!
New free platform helping skilled up workers find jobs
Launched today, Job Ready Connect is a new free online platform that connects skilled up workers with the growing list of job opportunities available with Western Australian employers.
WA's top universities team up for defence industry training
WA's four top-ranked universities — Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, Murdoch University and The University of WA — are collaborating together as "Team WA" to offer specialised research and education programs to support the current and future needs of our defence sector.
TEAMWA IN TRAINING FOR 2021 WORLDSKILLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND SKILLS SHOW
The countdown is on to August when Perth will host the 2021 WorldSkills Australia (WSA) National Championships and Skills Show, the nation’s biggest skills competition.
New WA Skills Summit coming up on 30 June
The McGowan Labor Government has today announced new initiatives to maintain Western Australia’s strong economic growth and strengthen its local workforce.
Construction Accelerated Apprenticeship Program launches!
A new pilot program offering accelerated apprenticeship pathways for WA construction workers has been launched today by Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
New specialist training facility to support jobs in resources sector
Construction of a new specialist training facility at North Metropolitan TAFE's Midland campus has begun.
NEW! Free skill sets and reduced fee qualification for pathology
Two new free skill sets to support the health and pathology sector are now available, to help meet the urgent demand in Western Australia for pathology and COVID-19 collectors. Additionally, the Certificate III in Pathology Collection qualification will now have course fees reduced by 67 per cent under Lower fees, local skills.
$10M state of the art training centre a step closer for Broome
New facilities for hospitality and tourism training in the Kimberley, and upgrades to the Broome TAFE campus.
State of the art new training centre for Mandurah moves forward
Tenders are now open for the construction of a world class training for hospitality, tourism, hair and beauty for Mandurah TAFE.
New Job Ready program for aged care and disability support
The WA State Government has launched a new short course to create a pipeline of workers in the social assistance and allied health industry, as part of their $5.5 billion investment in WA Recovery Plan initiatives.
Appliance service industry celebrates new apprenticeships
WA’s first locally-trained appliance service apprentices graduate
NEW Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set
Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations skill set pilot is an Australian first!
Central Regional TAFE will take a lead role in training up to 1,000 workers for the transport industry.
Search for excellence is on in WA's training sector!
Applications are now open for the 2021 WA Training Awards, which recognise the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, employers and training organisations.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery is encouraging eligible individuals and organisations to apply, with applications closing Friday, April 23 2021.
New TAFE scholarship for women to take up defence careers
Last month 16 women commenced six months of electronics and engineering training at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Munster campus as part of the Women in Defence Industry Scholarship program.
VETDSS qualifications register now available for 2022
Register of VET qualifications available to secondary school students.
Applications open for the WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment
Are you a young person* interested in agricultural technology? Are you willing to live and work in a regional town?
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!
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Free access to myfuture
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Building WA's defence industry workforce
Exciting job and career opportunities in WA's defence industry!
New short courses to support green jobs
Three new ‘job ready’ skill sets announced today to get Western Australians into conservation jobs.
Fast lane opens for lifeguard and swim instructor jobs!
Two new FREE aquatic industry job ready skill sets released.
NEW! Free short course offers pathway to bricklaying apprenticeships
Students will complete the Work Safely in Construction short course skill set, and on completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to start a bricklaying apprenticeship with a participating employer.
Ready to explore a career in WA's booming resources sector?
New webpage launched for jobseekers and career changers.
Course fees slashed for another 107 courses!
$103.4M JobTrainer agreement boosts skills for WA.
New free TAFE pilot training program creating job opportunities
Plus new FREE Infrastructure Ready skill set!
New free training for the blooming horticulture industry!
New skill set kickstarting careers in jobs growth areas.
New free training for agricultural harvest operations
Get farm ready with the Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set!
Getting ready for future jobs with STEM skills
Take 2 STEM campaign launches!
New guide for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships now available
Helpful information for all WA school-based apprenticeship and traineeship users.
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.