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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.

Carlisle TAFE first to benefit from $25M equipment rollout

Published on: 26 May 2022

Ensuring quality industry training for WA TAFE students.

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.

Career exploration and discovery for Year 9 students now just a click away!

Published on: 25 May 2022

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

Published on: 6 May 2022

New "Life Experience" campaign responding to feedback from Skills Summits.

New FREE training program for jobs in WA's resources sector

Published on: 12 April 2022

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!

Published on: 8 April 2022

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

Published on: 8 April 2022

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

Published on: 31 March 2022

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

Published on: 17 March 2022

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

Published on: 16 March 2022

Improving access and inclusion for people with disability in training and employment.

Integrating Mental Health Practice skill set now FREE!

Published on: 2 March 2022

Short course to build essential mental health support skills.

A new search for WA VET sector’s brightest stars begins!

Published on: 1 March 2022

WA Training Awards 2022 applications open 1 March.

New $32M wage subsidy supporting record infrastructure investment

Published on: 1 March 2022

Creating 300 new building and construction apprenticeships and traineeships .

Western Australia – It’s like no other

Published on: 10 January 2022

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

Published on: 22 December 2021

Supporting employers to grow their business: With incentives!

TAFE upgrade underway for Roebourne

Published on: 15 December 2021

Construction underway on upgrade at North Regional TAFE’s Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) campus

Western Australians to benefit from battery-powered jobs of the future

Published on: 8 December 2021

Training prepares WA to support Australia’s growing battery industries

Regional Skills Summit series wraps up today in Albany

Published on: 6 December 2021

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!

Published on: 30 November 2021

Expanding career and learning opportunities for 17,000 students across WA

WA stars continue to shine

Published on: 30 November 2021

The 2021 Australian Training Awards (ATAs) have once again delivered a successful virtual event! 

Mandurah— Peel Regional Skills Summit held today

Published on: 29 November 2021

State Government supporting unique workforce needs of regional WA

16 Days in WA

Published on: 25 November 2021

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

Published on: 18 November 2021

Automotive apprenticeship and traineeship commencements are at a record high

Regional Skills Summit underway today in Broome

Published on: 15 November 2021

Second summit for the Kimberley region for local action plans

WA's Pilbara region to host two regional skills summits this week!

Published on: 3 November 2021

Supporting the development of the local workforce.

New $6 million health and hospitality training centre for Kununurra campus

Published on: 2 November 2021

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!

Published on: 29 October 2021

WA's VET skills and talent is best in the nation.

Regional Skills Summit being held in Kalgoorlie today

Published on: 25 October 2021

The WA State Government is hosting a Regional Skills Summit in Kalgoorlie today.

$10M trades training revamp starts at Kalgoorlie TAFE campus!

Published on: 18 October 2021

Boosting skills for the Goldfields region

30 more qualifications half price for 2022, and new EWTs!

Published on: 11 October 2021

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

Published on: 4 October 2021

The first of two skills summits for the Kimberley region

Regional Skills Summit underway in Geraldton

Published on: 28 September 2021

The WA State Government is hosting a Regional Skills Summit in Geraldton today.

Celebrating the brightest stars in WA training!

Published on: 21 September 2021

WA Training Awards 2021 winners announced!

IT scholarships for people on the Autism Spectrum now open!

Published on: 21 September 2021

Up to $5,000 available for VET study in 2022.

Regional Skills Summit goes to Northam

Published on: 14 September 2021

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

Published on: 13 September 2021

South Metro TAFE partners with BHP for a unique program.

$121M investment in TAFE and training

Published on: 10 September 2021

WA State Budget delivers a boost for training and jobs.

Ready to start your career in mental health?

Published on: 9 September 2021

We have industry information, career resources and free training!

Important information for students on work placements

Published on: 2 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for aged care work placements.

First of ten Regional Skills Summits happening today in Bunbury!

Published on: 30 August 2021

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

Published on: 30 August 2021

Construction is underway on $11.6 million upgrade at North Regional TAFE’s Broome campus.

New $18M Esperance TAFE campus officially opened!

Published on: 26 August 2021

South Regional TAFE's new campus to boost training in the region.

Ultimate showcase of skills, training and jobs in Perth

Published on: 26 August 2021

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

Published on: 25 August 2021

Get involved and celebrate VET!

Australia’s biggest VET skills competition and careers expo is almost here!

Published on: 25 August 2021

WorldSkills Australia national championships August 26—28.

Truckies to benefit from regional rollout in South West

Published on: 24 August 2021

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

Published on: 17 August 2021

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?

Published on: 13 August 2021

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

Published on: 11 August 2021

Construction underway on a $16.87 million training centre at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus.

WA Training Awards 2021 finalists announced!

Published on: 10 August 2021

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

Published on: 5 August 2021

Exciting new initiatives and programs announced today.

Industry leaders gather today for WA Skills Summit

Published on: 30 July 2021

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

Published on: 2 July 2021

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

Published on: 1 July 2021

Updated business rules, new guide, and fact sheet

$2 million Geraldton TAFE refurbishment

Published on: 23 June 2021

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

Published on: 18 June 2021

New information and resources to help with career planning.

$10 million investment for Kalgoorlie TAFE upgrades

Published on: 17 June 2021

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!

Published on: 17 June 2021

Lower fees, local skills and fee freeze extended to 2025

New $10M program to boost defence industry jobs

Published on: 17 June 2021

Defence Industry Pathway Program starting up in July!

WA's top universities team up for defence industry training

Published on: 8 June 2021

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

Published on: 1 June 2021

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

Published on: 20 May 2021

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!

Published on: 20 May 2021

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

Published on: 12 May 2021

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

Published on: 11 May 2021

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

Published on: 7 May 2021

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

Published on: 4 May 2021

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

Published on: 14 April 2021

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

Published on: 8 April 2021

WA’s first locally-trained appliance service apprentices graduate

NEW Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set

Published on: 31 March 2021

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!

Published on: 30 March 2021

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

Published on: 25 March 2021

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

Published on: 22 March 2021

Register of VET qualifications available to secondary school students.

Free resume writing, job applications, winning interviews and career development workshops for jobseekers!

Published on: 30 January 2021

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!

Published on: 29 January 2021

The news section of the Jobs and Skills website is a great source of information, 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!

Employers – Got a job vacancy? Use our free online jobs board!

Published on: 28 January 2021

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!

Did you know many courses are available online?

Published on: 27 January 2021

Online courses can give you options to study when and where suits you, at your own pace!

Free access to myfuture

Published on: 21 December 2020

myfuture is a national career information service that has FREE access for all Western Australians.

Building WA's defence industry workforce

Published on: 13 December 2020

Exciting job and career opportunities in WA's defence industry!

New short courses to support green jobs

Published on: 25 November 2020

Three new ‘job ready’ skill sets announced today to get Western Australians into conservation jobs.

Fast lane opens for lifeguard and swim instructor jobs!

Published on: 5 November 2020

Two new FREE aquatic industry job ready skill sets released.

NEW! Free short course offers pathway to bricklaying apprenticeships

Published on: 3 November 2020

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?

Published on: 22 October 2020

New webpage launched for jobseekers and career changers.

Course fees slashed for another 107 courses!

Published on: 22 October 2020

$103.4M JobTrainer agreement boosts skills for WA.

New free TAFE pilot training program creating job opportunities

Published on: 7 October 2020

Plus new FREE Infrastructure Ready skill set!

New free training for the blooming horticulture industry!

Published on: 6 October 2020

New skill set kickstarting careers in jobs growth areas.

New free training for agricultural harvest operations

Published on: 6 August 2020

Get farm ready with the Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set!

Getting ready for future jobs with STEM skills

Published on: 8 June 2020

Take 2 STEM campaign launches!

NEW! Strategic Plan 2019—2023 released!

Published on: 13 August 2019

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.