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Creating opportunities in regional communities: TAFE and school working together

Published on: : 17 July 2018

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

Published on: : 13 July 2018

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.

Resume writing and winning interviews - Free career development workshops for jobseekers!

Published on: : 12 July 2018

Jobs and Skills Centres are offering free workshops to help you put together an impressive resume and win at job interviews. 

These workshops are all ages, all stages – Everyone is welcome! 

New Certificate III in Pet Grooming traineeship now available!

Published on: : 9 July 2018

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

Published on: : 6 July 2018

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.

Public sector traineeships – Opportunities for people in regional & rural WA to kickstart your career!

Published on: : 4 July 2018

Do you live in regional Western Australia? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career within the WA public sector (government)?

Deadly Jobs Expo 2018 - Career opportunities for Aboriginal people at NAIDOC Family Day

Published on: : 26 June 2018

More than 45 employers will take part in the 2018 Deadly Jobs Expo, to share job opportunities for Aboriginal people in metropolitan, regional or FIFO roles across Western Australia.


Hundreds of job opportunities in mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and so much more!

Published on: : 26 June 2018

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!

Published on: : 21 June 2018

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!

Published on: : 18 June 2018

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.

New scholarships to start your career in the energy sector!

Published on: : 14 June 2018

A boost for people looking to build a career in WA's energy sector is on offer through a new round of pre-apprenticeship electrotechnology scholarships from Western Power.

Applications are now open!

Industry Link Regional Roadshow June/July – Supporting local business

Published on: : 14 June 2018

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 kicks off this month.

The regional roadshow will run throughout the State in June and July 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.

Scholarship opportunities at Central Regional TAFE!

Published on: : 11 June 2018

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build their future and lucky for you Central Regional TAFE is here to support you, with a range of scholarships available to assist with your course fees and charges. These scholarships are available as a result of Central Regional TAFE building strong links with business, industry and service organisations to provide opportunities for training and jobs. 

Jobs and Skills Centres officially launched by Premier and Minister

Published on: : 2 June 2018

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?

Published on: : 30 April 2018

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!

Published on: : 16 April 2018

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!

Published on: : 11 April 2018

Certificate III in beekeeping traineeship available for the first time in WA.

New opportunities in automation, technology and innovation

Published on: : 4 April 2018

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

Published on: : 3 April 2018

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

Published on: : 28 March 2018

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!

Published on: : 16 March 2018

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.