WA Training Awards 2022 — Winners announced!
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
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
New classrooms and trades workshops for Wheatbelt students.
New incentive to boost WA's defence industry workforce!
Upskilling defence industry workers to meet demands of technological advances
Record results continue for apprenticeships and traineeships in WA
Announced today at SkillsWest Careers & Employment Expo.
WA Training Awards 2022 finalists announced!
Representing excellence in vocational education and training
New Jobs and Skills Centre for the Pilbara!
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
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!
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
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
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
New Driller's Offsider Job Ready Program a huge success!
$40 million redevelopment of Balga TAFE moving ahead
Design finalised for contemporary new training facilities at Balga TAFE campus.
Life experience leads to unique and rewarding opportunities
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
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.
Carlisle TAFE first to benefit from $25M equipment rollout
Ensuring quality industry training for WA TAFE students.
Record VET enrolments — Building WA’s future local workforce
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.
Career exploration and discovery for Year 9 students now just a click away!
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery were at North Metropolitan TAFE’s East Perth campus today to see the Year 9 Career Taster Program in action and officially launch the program’s new portal.
Support for under-represented groups to enter training and work
New "Life Experience" campaign responding to feedback from Skills Summits.
New FREE training program for jobs in WA's resources sector
The WA State Government is partnering with Western Australia’s resources industry to pilot a new Job Ready pathways to employment program that connects participants with entry-level employment opportunities in the drilling sector.
New course list launched for Jobs and Skills WA website!
A new course list has been launched on the Jobs and Skills website today, with a range of new features and functionality to make your course search easy.
New $5K scholarship supporting veterans into new careers
The WA State Government has joined forces with Western Australia’s defence industry to support veterans wanting to continue their defence industry careers in non-service roles.
Jumbo development drill donation to deliver huge training benefits
South Metropolitan TAFE’s capacity to service Western Australia’s growing demand for skilled heavy automotive workers has received a boost.
Skills boost for civil construction through industry-backed program
The State Government has joined with Western Australia's civil construction industry to establish a new pilot program to increase the number and quality of new workers entering the sector.
NEW Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022—26
Improving access and inclusion for people with disability in training and employment.
Integrating Mental Health Practice skill set now FREE!
Short course to build essential mental health support skills.
A new search for WA VET sector’s brightest stars begins!
WA Training Awards 2022 applications open 1 March.
New $32M wage subsidy supporting record infrastructure investment
Creating 300 new building and construction apprenticeships and traineeships .
Western Australia – It’s like no other
Western Australia is an ancient, energetic land, brimming with opportunity ready for you to discover. It’s like no other.
New! Traineeships guide for employers
Supporting employers to grow their business: With incentives!
TAFE upgrade underway for Roebourne
Construction underway on upgrade at North Regional TAFE’s Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) campus
Western Australians to benefit from battery-powered jobs of the future
Training prepares WA to support Australia’s growing battery industries
Regional Skills Summit series wraps up today in Albany
Local business and government leaders are meeting today to generate innovative ideas and practical actions to grow the skilled workforce in the Great Southern region.
New $19.2 million Year 9 Career Taster Program to launch in 2022!
Expanding career and learning opportunities for 17,000 students across WA
WA stars continue to shine
The 2021 Australian Training Awards (ATAs) have once again delivered a successful virtual event!
Mandurah— Peel Regional Skills Summit held today
State Government supporting unique workforce needs of regional WA
16 Days in WA
Today marks the start of this year’s 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign
Lower fees, local skills supercharging automotive training
Automotive apprenticeship and traineeship commencements are at a record high
Regional Skills Summit underway today in Broome
Second summit for the Kimberley region for local action plans
WA's Pilbara region to host two regional skills summits this week!
Supporting the development of the local workforce.
New $6 million health and hospitality training centre for Kununurra campus
A major milestone for a new dedicated health and hospitality training centre in the Kimberley region has been reached.
TeamWA celebrates huge medals haul at WorldSkills!
WA's VET skills and talent is best in the nation.
Regional Skills Summit being held in Kalgoorlie today
The WA State Government is hosting a Regional Skills Summit in Kalgoorlie today.
$10M trades training revamp starts at Kalgoorlie TAFE campus!
Boosting skills for the Goldfields region
30 more qualifications half price for 2022, and new EWTs!
The State Government's Lower fees, local skills program has been extended again, with another 30 qualifications discounted along with the introduction of reduced fees for workers in critical industries needing to upskill.
Kununurra Regional Skills Summit brings leaders together
The first of two skills summits for the Kimberley region
Regional Skills Summit underway in Geraldton
The WA State Government is hosting a Regional Skills Summit in Geraldton today.
Celebrating the brightest stars in WA training!
WA Training Awards 2021 winners announced!
IT scholarships for people on the Autism Spectrum now open!
Up to $5,000 available for VET study in 2022.
Regional Skills Summit goes to Northam
The State Government is hosting a Regional Skills Summit in Northam today to discuss opportunities to grow and sustain a skilled workforce in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, with more than 30 regional business leaders from a range of sectors including the agriculture, construction, education, hospitality and healthcare industries along with peak bodies, unions, government agencies and training representatives attending.
New pilot training increasing diversity in the Pilbara
South Metro TAFE partners with BHP for a unique program.
$121M investment in TAFE and training
WA State Budget delivers a boost for training and jobs.
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Important information for students on work placements
COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for aged care work placements.
First of ten Regional Skills Summits happening today in Bunbury!
The first of 10 Regional Skills Summits the WA State Government is hosting across regional WA is being held in Bunbury today!
New Broome training centre to deliver skilled workers for the Kimberley region
Construction is underway on $11.6 million upgrade at North Regional TAFE’s Broome campus.
New $18M Esperance TAFE campus officially opened!
South Regional TAFE's new campus to boost training in the region.
Ultimate showcase of skills, training and jobs in Perth
WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show and SkillsWest Employment and Careers Expo underway today in Perth!
It’s National Skills Week! August 23—29
Get involved and celebrate VET!
Australia’s biggest VET skills competition and careers expo is almost here!
WorldSkills Australia national championships August 26—28.
Truckies to benefit from regional rollout in South West
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery launched the expansion of the innovative Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set in Bunbury today.
New "Caring for country—Caring for self" program for Aboriginal youth
A pilot program supporting the development of self esteem, pride and confidence in Aboriginal youth is set to begin, leading to increased employability and job opportunities.
Ready to kickstart your career in tourism and hospitality?
How would you like a career that can take you anywhere in the world, in a service industry that employs almost one million people in Australia — in over 300,000 businesses? Tourism and hospitality can offer you that, and so much more!
Skills investment on track with construction starting at Mandurah TAFE
Construction underway on a $16.87 million training centre at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus.
WA Training Awards 2021 finalists announced!
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced the 37 finalists for the 2021 WA Training Awards. Twenty seven exceptional individuals and 10 organisations have been named as finalists in WA Training Awards for 2021, showcasing excellence in the vocation education and training (VET) sector.
Swift action on Skills Summit strategies to skill WA
Exciting new initiatives and programs announced today.
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!
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.
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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! 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.