News archive

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information update

Published on: 16 March 2020

Updated self-isolation requirements as of Monday 16 March 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information update 13 March 2020

Published on: 13 March 2020

This latest update provides you with new and updated information related to travel advisories and health considerations, as at Friday 13 March.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information update 10 March 2020

Published on: 10 March 2020

As has been the case in recent weeks we will continue to closely monitor new information such as travel advisories and quickly and clearly advise you what this means, both for staff and students. We will provide regular updates to you as information becomes available. This updater is current as of Tuesday 10 March 2020. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Published on: 4 March 2020

Information update for all WA TAFE students.

Coronavirus national public health advice for TAFE students

Published on: 1 February 2020

Revised following national public health advice.

Coronavirus national public health advice for TAFE students

Published on: 28 January 2020

Important advice for parents, students and staff.

Want to kickstart your career in agricultural technology?

Published on: 14 January 2020

Are you a young person interested in agricultural technology? Are you willing to live and work in a regional town? You need to do the WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment! 

Peel Jobs & Skills Centre is at the Mandurah Forum Jobs Shop!

Published on: 11 October 2019

The Peel Jobs and Skills Centre team will be in the Jobs Shop at the Mandurah Forum to help you to get ready for the Mandurah Jobs Fair, coming up on Thursday 31 October 2019.

ChemCentre Open Day – Celebrating science and STEM

Published on: 10 October 2019

Showcasing the diversity of STEM careers

On Saturday 26 October, from 10 am to 4 pm, ChemCentre is holding an open day to celebrate science and showcase the diversity of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Adult Learners Week 1–8 September

Published on: 2 September 2019

Celebrating lifelong learning.

WA Training Awards 2019 finalists announced!

Published on: 6 August 2019

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced the finalists in the 2019 WA Training Awards.

SCSA’s 2019 VET Awards – Nominations now open

Published on: 2 July 2019

Recognising VET students in WA’s secondary schools.

North Regional TAFE's Karratha campus now home to a brand new Jobs and Skills Centre

Published on: 7 June 2019

The Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at North Regional TAFE.

Northam Jobs and Skills Centre officially opened!

Published on: 31 May 2019

Central Regional TAFE's Northam Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched on Thursday 30 May, by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.

State-of-the-art Jobs and Skills Centre officially opened by Minister in Bunbury

Published on: 6 May 2019

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery launched the new Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre at South Regional TAFE on Friday 3 May.

New $2.4M shipbuilding training facility supporting jobs growth opens

Published on: 6 May 2019

Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery opened the South Metropolitan TAFE (SMT) Naval Base Campus in Henderson on 1st May 2019, securing the future of WA's growing shipbuilding industry. The new state-of-the-art facility is designed to deliver a skilled workforce that will meet the naval shipbuilding industry’s requirements for jobs both in WA and nationally, well into the future.

WA Training Awards 2019 – Applications are closing soon!!

Published on: 15 April 2019

Applications for this year’s WA Training Awards close in less than three weeks on Friday 3 May 2019.  Don't miss out!

Priority Start: Maximising opportunities for WA apprentices and trainees

Published on: 1 April 2019

The McGowan Government today delivered on their election commitment to provide more employment and training opportunities for apprentices and trainees in Western Australia, with the launch of the new Priority Start policy.

Broome Jobs and Skills Centre Offcially launched by Minister

Published on: 15 March 2019

The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched on Friday 22nd March 2019 by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at North Regional TAFE.
Supporting the Kimberley region's training and employment needs. 

Minister officially launches new Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre

Published on: 22 February 2019

Central Regional TAFE's Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.

WA Training Awards 2019 – Applications are now open!

Published on: 11 February 2019

The 25th annual Western Australian Training Awards were launched today at the award-winning Bentley Pines Training Centre at South Metropolitan TAFE, and applications are now open!

Albany Jobs and Skills Centre officially launched by Premier and Minister

Published on: 6 February 2019

South Regional TAFE's Albany Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.

WA Police Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cadet/trainee program– Applications open!

Published on: 5 February 2019

Ever thought of making a difference in your community? Want to be paid while you train and earn a nationally accredited qualification? Then be the one to step forward and get a firsthand view of the dynamic and exciting world of policing through the WA Police Aboriginal Cadet/Traineeship program!

Want to work in Antarctica? Now's your chance – 150 jobs up for grabs!

Published on: 10 December 2018

The Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Energy's Australian Antarctic Program conducts world-class work and research of critical national importance and global significance. But it's not all about science - right now you could be part of this exciting program and have a truly life changing experience, with over 150 jobs – a huge range of roles, from tradies to ICT – currently available.

 

Northam Jobs and Skills Centre now open – Together with Kalgoorlie JSC, supporting our Central West!

Published on: 10 December 2018

A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Northam 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. 

Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre now open! Supporting WA's Pilbara community and businesses

Published on: 29 November 2018

A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Karratha campus of North  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 for employers and business.

Free SBDC workshop – 8 Steps to Starting Your Business – at Joondalup Jobs and Skills Centre!

Published on: 27 November 2018

Wouldn't it be great if someone could take you through eight steps that would help you think through your ideas and plans for a new business, and get it all set up and ready to go? WA's Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) can! North Metropolitan TAFE is hosting a free workshop – 8 Steps to Starting Your Business – delivered by small business experts from SBDC, at their Joondalup Jobs and Skills Centre on 8 December!

Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre now open! Together with Albany JSC, supporting our South West!

Published on: 22 November 2018

A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Bunbury 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. 

Broome Jobs and Skills Centre now open, supporting WA's Kimberley community and industry!

Published on: 22 November 2018

A new Jobs and Skills Centre on the Broome campus of North  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. 

Christmas is coming! Retail jobs available in some of our top WA shops – Apply now!

Published on: 4 September 2018

Christmas is the busiest and most exciting time of the year in retail, and some of Perth's top shops are looking for people! As a Christmas Casual, you can earn good money plus gain valuable experience in all aspects of retail work. Opportunities are available all across Perth and a few regional areas too, with some positions starting immediately and going through to February 2020. 

Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre now open! New services and support now available for the Goldfields region.

Published on: 28 August 2018

The new Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre is your local one-stop shop for training, jobs and career support services!

Over 9,000 attend SkillsWest Expo – Getting hands on with careers and training

Published on: 24 August 2018

This year's SkillsWest Expo was a huge success with over 9,000 people attending the free event last weekend. The expo showcased a wide range of career opportunities and training options, with some organisations actively recruiting. Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery visited on Friday and enjoyed visiting many of the booths and was interviewed by BOOM Radio.

WA Training Awards 2018 finalists announced!

Published on: 2 August 2018

The 29 outstanding individual finalists in this year's WA Training Awards have been announced today by the Minister for Education and Training, Hon Sue Ellery. 

The WA Training Awards put the training sector in the spotlight by highlighting the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, training organisations and employers. The awards help highlight the opportunities the VET sector provides people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

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. 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aboriginal Driver training program a huge success!

Published on: 16 March 2018

Please note: This program is no longer running. Please contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre for information about support programs available for Aboriginal people.

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.