New short courses to support green jobs
Three new ‘job ready’ skill sets announced today to get Western Australians into conservation jobs.
Jobs and Skills Centres now open in Armadale and Midland!
Two new Jobs and Skills Centres announced to provide support to job seekers, career changers and young people in unemployment hot spots.
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!
Congratulations to the 2020 WA Training Awards winners!
Celebrating excellence in vocational education and training.
New free training for the blooming horticulture industry!
New skill set kickstarting careers in jobs growth areas.
New $8 million announced to upgrade WA TAFE infrastructure
To ensure a pipeline of skilled workers in Western Australia, and in recognition of the important role TAFE plays in skilling, reskilling and upskilling WA workers to support the State’s economic recovery, the McGowan Government has co-funded four more capital works projects to complement its record $167.4 million investment to improve TAFE college infrastructure. As part of its Revitalising TAFE Campuses Across Australia program, the Commonwealth Government allocated $4 million to expanded trades, NDIS and technology enabled training at WA’s TAFEs, and the State Government has matched the contribution.
Employment opportunities with Venues West at Perth's leading sports and entertainment events!
VenuesWest takes pride in owning and/or operating 13 of Western Australia’s major sporting and entertainment venues, including Optus Stadium and RAC Arena, but also HBF Park, HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, Bendat Basketball Centre and Perth Motorplex – combined, these venues attract almost four million visitors a year. Here's a fantastic opportunity once again for casual employment with VenuesWest, in a range of roles across all their venues.
$18.34 million investment in defence workforce
The McGowan Government has announced an $18 million package to build a pipeline of skilled workers in Western Australia to attract defence maritime projects to the State. This workforce investment will help provide the skilled workers needed to support upcoming WA defence projects and secure future defence work, expected to be valued at up to $75 billion nationally over the next decade.
IT and Cyber Security scholarships for people on the Autism spectrum
Up to $5,000 available for VET study in 2021.
Join the TAFE WA team! Lecturer applications now open!
We are looking for skilled workers with at least five years' industry experience who have a genuine passion for their field and the drive to teach others. A teaching qualification is not required — applicants with the right skills and experience will be assisted to attain their lecturing qualification/s. Applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds — in particular skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as women in non-traditional trades — are strongly encouraged to apply.
WA Training Awards 2020 finalists announced!
Showcasing the best in WA's vocational education and training.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the 16 finalists for the 2020 WA Training Awards on Wednesday 16 September.
Work and wander out yonder in regional WA
Job opportunities available in regional WA!
Over 115 apprentices and trainees are back into jobs
Over 100 employers access new Reengagement Incentive.
Wheatbelt training facilities overhaul to meet industry needs
$2million upgrades for Central Regional TAFE's Northam campus.
TAFE investment to boost trades training in the Great Southern
$17 million for new trades workshops at Albany TAFE.
Wheatbelt Recovery Plan unveiled
Boosting the region's training, jobs and economy.
New free training for agricultural harvest operations
Get farm ready with the Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set!
$8 million investment in WA's agriculture sector for Muresk Institute
New specialist training centre for farm technologies.
$10 million TAFE investment is gold for the Goldfields!
New $46 million Goldfields—Esperance Recovery Plan announced.
Top TAFE training facilities in our top end!
$16M investment in new and upgraded training centres for the Kimberley.
$9.17 million for new Mandurah TAFE hospitality and tourism training centre
As part of the WA Recovery Plan, the McGowan Labor Government today announced a world class hospitality and tourism training centre will be built at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus.
New state of the art NDIS Training Centre opens in Broome
Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson today opened the brand new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Training Centre at North Regional TAFE’s Broome campus.
Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan
State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs program announced today.
Training review report now available
On 21 May 2020, Premier Mark McGowan and the Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery announced the establishment of an urgent review on skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID 19's impact on the workforce in Western Australia. The Review Report was submitted to the State Recovery Controller on 30 June 2020 and was recently considered by the State Government. The Review Report and the Government’s response to the review is now available.
$5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan launched to get WA back on track
Premier Mark McGowan has released the comprehensive WA Recovery Plan — the next important step in WA's COVID-19 journey that will help drive economic and social recovery across the State.
Perth Virtual Jobs Fair
Free! Online Jobs fair for jobseekers across WA on Tuesday 14 July 2020.
Elite athletes get fair playing field for apprenticeships and traineeships
The McGowan Government has opened up new career opportunities for Western Australian elite athletes.
New free training to get WA Skills Ready!
Under the new Skills Ready program, free short courses have been developed in consultation with industry to engage displaced workers, including young people, and meet immediate and emerging skill requirements as the economy recovers. These free skill sets will provide a launch-pad for students to get skills ready for new jobs, and provide pathways to full qualifications. In an expansion of the Lower fees, local skills initiative that rolled out before COVID-19, course fees for a further 39 high priority courses will be slashed by as much as 72 per cent.
The annual Western Australian Training Awards will go ahead in 2020!
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced today that applications for the WA Training Awards would open tomorrow, July 1.
First stage of Collie TAFE upgrades complete, new truck driver training program launched!
The new Heavy Haulage Driving Operations Skill Set, endorsed by the Western Roads Federation, was developed following considerable industry consultation and will fill key skills gaps for this essential service. The five-week course has been developed to support workers and businesses and gives drivers the end-to-end skills needed in their workplace and help jobseekers increase their employability.
Getting ready for future jobs with STEM skills
Take 2 STEM campaign launches!
Free training for WA apprentices and trainees
Course fees scrapped! Thanks to the State Government’s latest initiative announced today to safeguard Western Australia’s future workforce, more than 3,000 apprentices and trainees will now be able to access free training so that they can continue building their skills and stay in employment where possible.
Launchpad ready to boost Pilbara businesses!
Business accelerator program now available.
Identifying training solutions for COVID-19 recovery
The State Government has established an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID 19.
$150M Stimulus to boost building industry jobs
Supporting WA tradies and business.
New opportunities for WA apprentices!
Rio Tinto and TAFE partnership creating new jobs.
New state of the art $18.34 million TAFE campus for Esperance!
Esperance locals will benefit from state-of-the-art training facilities with construction set to commence on South Regional TAFE's new $18.34 million Esperance campus.
$14.4 million to support WA tourism industry and jobs
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced a new WA Tourism Recovery Program funding package to support and boost small tourism businesses and jobs following the easing of regional travel and other COVID-19 related restrictions.
National Careers Week Australia coming soon!
National Careers Week starts 18 May 2020, running all week through to 24 May 2020.
New website to assist jobseekers and increase disability sector workforce capacity
Increasing WA's disability sector workforce capacity.
New $24.5 million support package for WA construction industry
WA Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, together with the Construction Training Fund (CTF), have announced a $24.5 million support package to assist the building and construction industry to maintain a skilled workforce during the COVID-19 crisis.
Scholarship opportunity: Up to $10,000 for VET study
The Commonwealth Government’s Scholarships Program for Young Australians Program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for study costs, for courses that target in-demand occupations across a range of industries including construction, healthcare, information technology, sports and recreation and education.
New short course to upskill aged care and disability workers
COVID-19 Direct Care course is now available — Training for jobs.
New blended delivery model for WA TAFEs in Term 2
Continuing training in line with latest COVID-19 health advice.
New national employment register for displaced apprentices and trainees
Connecting apprentices, trainees and employers,
Financial incentives to help employers to employ and train
Complete list of State and Commonwealth financial incentives to help employers to employ and train.
WA Training Awards 2020: Important announcement
The Western Australian Training Awards (WATA) is the State’s premier awards program recognising excellence in vocational education and training (VET) and the outstanding achievements of our VET students, apprentices and trainees, practitioners and training providers, organisations and employers. Please read this important announcement regarding the WATA 2020 program.
Support available for individuals and jobseekers impacted by COVID-19
Useful information, links and resources to help jobseekers, individuals, students and families access support.
WorldSkills Australia National Championships postponed for COVID-19
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has announced the WorldSkills Australia National Championships, due to be held in Perth this August, will be postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jobs and Skills Centre Services (COVID-19 update)
To ensure we are looking after the wellbeing of our JSC staff and their clients, and minimising the risk of illness or transmission of COVID-19, in-person services at some centres may be required to change.
Changes to WA TAFE operations: Monday 30 March
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has announced changes to operations at all WA TAFE colleges, in response to COVID-19.
State and Commonwealth Government supports WA businesses
COVID-19 Financial stimulus package now available
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information update 18 March
As of Wednesday 18 March 2020, new measures have been put in place to help manage COVID-19 in Australia.
Don't miss out — Reserve your free tickets!
Don't miss out — Reserve your free tickets!
New half price TAFE fees proving popular with Mandurah students
Early data shows strong growth in student enrolments for 'lower fees, local skills' courses at the South Metropolitan TAFE Mandurah campus.
New service to connect employers and jobseekers in the disability sector
More local skills, more local jobs for VET graduates.
Changes to WA Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers
WA AASN providers updated as of 1 February 2020.
Lower fees, local skills delivers 20% increase in Technical and Further Education TAFE enrolments
Half-price course fees initiative supporting skills for WA.
WA Training Awards 2020 applications are now open!
Looking for the stars of WA's vocational education and training sector!
Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 3 applications open
$4 million available for Aboriginal organisations to train and employ rangers
New guide for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships now available
Helpful information for all WA school-based apprenticeship and traineeship users.
VET partnerships program to drive job growth in regional WA
New VET programs are creating more apprenticeships and traineeships in all regional areas of Western Australia.
North Regional TAFE music lecturer receives ARIA nomination
Bel Skinner nominated for the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award
Nominations open for 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
Give thanks and recognition where it is needed – to our young leaders.
WorldSkills national championships coming to Perth 2020
WA to host Australia's premier VET skills showcase in August 2020.
Course fees halved for target qualifications
The Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery today announced that the State Government will reduce course fees to half price for target vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021, under the new Lower fees, local skills program.
Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program for skilled newcomer professionals
Newcomers (migrants and refugees) bring talent, innovation and international expertise to Western Australia, but they need information and networks to succeed. The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program (KMP) aims to help skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation.
Aboriginal Perth brought to life with Noongar place naming
An interactive map acknowledging Noongar place names in the Perth central business district was recently launched by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt. The map brings renewed recognition to the traditional owners of the land and their ongoing connection to the region.
Boost to Aboriginal employment opportunities in the Goldfields
Providing vocational training and employment pathways in the resources sector.
Record number of Western Australians employed in mining sector
Increase in number of Western Australians employed in the mining sector.
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.
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.
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
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.
New STEM skills, study and employment strategy launched
Preparing Western Australians for the jobs of the future.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!