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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!

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!

Careers in Army, Air Force and Navy: Defence Force careers info session! (CLOSED)

Published on: 16 January 2019

Maximise your potential with a career in the Australian Defence Force: Army, Air Force and Navy! Free careers info session in Perth on 17 Jan!

TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres – Open/close times over Christmas and new year

Published on: 17 December 2018

The metropolitan and regional TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres will be temporarily closed over the Christmas 2018 and new year 2019 period.

Want to give your small business a free digital transformation? (valued at $20K!)

Published on: 17 December 2018

Starting in early 2019, a total of 100 Australian small business owners will receive a digital transformation for their business valued at up to $20,000, to unlock the potential of technology, revolutionise their business and extend their reach in the digital economy. This opportunity is an Australian Government initiative, through the Department of Jobs and Small Business.

(closed) Virgin Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Day 13 Dec – Positions available!!

Published on: 11 December 2018

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person wanting to join the Virgin Australia team? How would you like to speak with their Talent Acquisition team about jobs that are available? Here's your chance! Virgin Australia is hosting a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Information session in Perth on 13 December and would like to invite you to attend. 

Are you a young woman who wants a career in music – Artist, business, backstage? Don't miss this!

Published on: 11 December 2018

In collaboration with West Australian Music (WAM) and the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Perth Festival is taking steps to address gender inequality in music with Who Run The World, a free one-day workshop program that empowers young female-identifying musicians to make the playing field just a little more even.

Who Run the World is about learning the essentials for kicking goals in the music industry. From creative process to the basics of sound, stage presence to artist management and the music business this is an opportunity to get the low down from those who have paved the way.  An incredible bunch of local musicians and Chevron Gardens performers will facilitate masterclasses and discussions across music, management, performance and production.

Indigenous Employment Program – Crown Perth – (NOW CLOSED)

Published on: 3 December 2018

Crown Perth welcomes more than nine million visitors every year and relies on its highly trained and professional staff to help bring to life the company's vision of a world-class entertainment precinct. As WA's largest single-site private employer, Crown Perth provides dynamic and diverse career opportunities for its 5,600+ workforce and its in-house training programs are of a high quality standard. Crown Perth's Indigenous Employment Program is an excellent opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join the Crown team.


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!

(closed) Kick start your career – 2019 automotive pre-apprenticeships at MTAWA – applications open!

Published on: 26 November 2018

Kick start your automotive career and turbo charge your chances of securing an apprenticeship, by completing a AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology pre-apprenticeship. The Motor Trade Association of WA (MTAWA) is now taking applications for its 2019 pre-apprenticeship program!

(closed) Applications are closing soon for semester 1 full time TAFE 2019 courses! Three simple steps is all it takes!

Published on: 22 November 2018

Thinking about full time study at TAFE next year? Applications for Semester 1 2019 full time courses are now open, but closing 7 December so you need to get onto it!

(closed) Careers and employment information session – Pre-apprentice and VET students (Peel-Mandurah)

Published on: 25 October 2018

Are you in the Peel/Mandurah area and currently doing a vocational education and training (VET) course, or a pre-apprenticeship? Or doing a VET course in year 11 or 12? Want to get some excellent free career advice, and meet local employers with job opportunities? Then you need to be at the Peel Jobs and Skills Centre Careers and Employment Information Session! Oh.. did we mention there's a sausage sizzle? 

Job opportunities on offer at the Peel Jobs Fair 11 October! List of employers now available!

Published on: 7 October 2018

Don't miss the Peel Jobs Fair this year! This exciting event will have over 40 local employers with current vacancies for local jobseekers, and the team from the Peel Jobs and Skills Centre will be there to help with free career support and advice!

*CLOSED* Volunteering opportunities at TEDxPerth event - tech, operations, hospitality, front & back of house and more!

Published on: 4 October 2018

You've probably heard of the TEDx conference in California, which attracts some of the world's brightest and most creative thinkers every year.. but did you know about TEDxPerth? It's our own local TEDx conference, happening in November, and you could be part of the team that makes the magic happen! Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the event – from events management, photography, ticketing and catering through to tech, live streaming, installations and all operations both front and back of house. 

Employment opportunities with Venues West at Perth's leading sports and entertainment events! (NOW CLOSED)

Published on: 3 October 2018

VenuesWest takes pride in owning and/or operating 13 of Western Australia’s major sporting and entertainment venues, including the newly opened Optus Stadium and the iconic RAC Arena, but also NIBStadium, 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. 

Western Power 2019 entry-level apprenticeships program – Metro and regional

Published on: 2 October 2018


To help shape the future of the electricity network in Western Australia, Western Power is looking for people who are as passionate as they are about lighting up the State. It’s an exciting time in the electricity industry: a time of great change, innovation and opportunity. Western Power's entry level apprenticeships provide individuals with the training, mentoring and development opportunities required to succeed in this specialised industry, and applications for 2019 are now open!

(CLOSED) Opportunity of a lifetime! Voyage on the STS Leeuwin II tall ship! (youth 14–25) be quick!!

Published on: 28 September 2018

Looking for something exciting and challenging to build your confidence and test your limits? Join the crew of the Leeuwin STS II tall ship for a week-long Youth Explorer voyage departing 8 October! From climbing the masts through to navigating the ship and taking the helm, you'll not only experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but also make new friends and develop some fantastic skills. 

Calling all VET students – Win your share of $2,800 in cash (now closed)

Published on: 18 September 2018

The 2018 WA student survey competition is now closed. The survey is about your personal course experiences and about what you like and don’t like about your course and training provider.  Your feedback is very important to improve the quality of training offered by your training provider, for all students in Western Australia. The survey will only take you about 10 minutes to complete, and you could win your share of $2,800 in cash!

(CLOSED) Coles 2019 graduate programs - Fantastic career building opportunities, applications now open!

Published on: 17 September 2018

Did you know that Coles provides fresh food, groceries, general merchandise, liquor, fuel and financial services to more than 21 million customers on average each week through its retail stores and online platform?  Coles has more than 106,000 team members and operates more than 2,475 retail outlets nationally, but behind the scenes there's also teams of people helping to run the business – from store managers  and warehouse teams through to areas such as marketing, purchasing, finance and human resources, information technology, corporate affairs, legal, learning and development, asset management, product development and transport and logistics - just to name a few! 

Applications for the graduate programs offered by Coles, commencing February 2019, are now open. This is your opportunity to fast-track your career in one of Australia's largest businesses!

*CLOSED* Callling all graphic design students! WA Training Awards 2019 design competition - $500 cash prize!

Published on: 7 September 2018

Aspiring graphic designers  – here's your chance to get in the spotlight by creating the winning design for new branding for the 2019 WA Training Awards, to commemorate its 25th (silver) anniversary! Your design will include a new logo and other graphic elements, to be used on all communications and promotional materials including brochures and flyers, banners, websites, social media and video. 

As the competition winner, you'll not only receive a $500 cash prize and be featured in various promotions, but you'll also receive two tickets to the 2019 presentation dinner where your design will be up in lights. Wouldn't this look good on your resume – what a great career opportunity!

(closed) 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 in October and going through to February 2019. 

Maddington Central Jobs Fair – August 30 – Retail job opportunities!

Published on: 24 August 2018

Thornlie Jobs and Skills Centre will be providing free career support services at the Maddington Central Jobs Fair this Thursday 30 August from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Jobseekers will have the opportunity to connect with employers face to face, and apply for upcoming job opportunities including retailers looking for casual staff over the busy Christmas period.  

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.

Jobs are on offer at SkillsWest Careers Expo! Don't miss this opportunity!

Published on: 16 August 2018

There will be a number of major organisations with job and career opportunities in both the private and public sectors at this year’s SkillsWest Careers Expo, which is being held from Friday 17 August through to Sunday 19 August at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  This is a fantastic opportunity to talk directly to recruiters to find out what jobs are available and apply right there on the spot. 

Ready for a career in media and the arts? It's lights, camera, action! at Skills West Careers Expo!

Published on: 14 August 2018

The Skills West Expo is happening at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday 18 August through to Sunday and entry is free to the public. This year it's lights! camera! action! at the WorldSkills Try a Skill creative zone with live radio and TV broadcasts, and you can also meet film, television and radio TAFE students and industry experts to get some behind-the-scenes insights into  what your career in  entertainment, creative industries, media or the arts could look like.

Are you a student, career changer or jobseeker? Don't miss the SkillsWest Careers Expo!

Published on: 10 August 2018

The SkillsWest Careers Expo is happening again for 2018 at the Perth Convention Centre on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of August. Come along and explore training and study options, find a traineeship or apprenticeship, plan a new career pathway or find employment. You can even try your hand at a new skill - bricklaying,  game design, auto mechanics, beauty, film and TV and welding are just a few of the options.

Attendance is free, and all are welcome!

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.

(closed) National industry skills forums – Digital transformation and future skilling – Free forum for industry and business

Published on: 26 July 2018

Are you ready for the new digital age? What skills will our workforce of the future need? With projections that 375 million jobs (14% of the global workforce) will be automated by 2030, our industries need to come together to tackle these big issues.

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is holding a series of Industry Skills Forums around the country to explore current and future skills needs. 
Hosted by prominent journalist and author Kerry O'Brien, the free forums will feature industry leaders in a Q&A panel discussion about future skilling in an age of digital transformation and new thinking about jobs and careers.

WA public sector school-based traineeships 2019/2020 – Applications now open!

Published on: 23 July 2018

Western Australia's public sector is the largest employer in the State with over 140,000 employees, and it offers some of the most interesting career opportunities around. The sector supports the Western Australian government through a number of Departments, organisations and independent offices.

Are you currently in year 10 and thinking about a school-based traineeship in the WA public sector while completing year 11 in 2019 and year 12 in 2020? Applications are now open for an opportunity to be considered for a school-based traineeship in government administration – an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in the WA public sector and gain a nationally recognised qualification while you're still at school. 

Applications now open for WesTrac 2019 apprenticeship program – a range of trades available!

Published on: 19 July 2018

As one of the largest authorised Caterpillar dealers in the world, WesTrac provides customers with a wide array of machinery and construction equipment – from excavators through to dump trucks and huge loaders and dozers – and also provides service and maintenance services for industries including mining, construction, transport and forestry.

Here's your opportunity to join WesTrac as an apprentice in 2019!  A range of trades are available for the apprenticeship program, providing you with skills and knowledge that are in high demand. 

Nursing and midwifery 2019 Graduate Program (fully paid) – opportunities with WA Department of Health

Published on: 5 July 2018

Are you a newly qualified nurse or midwife? Graduate programs assist you to transition into the nursing and midwifery workforce in a supportive environment. You will gain exposure to a variety of clinical settings, while consolidating theoretical learning and critical clinical skills and judgement.

Opportunities are available now for newly qualified enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives to undertake a fully paid graduate program (starting 2019) at either a public hospital or health service, or a participating private hospital.

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.


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 closed.

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. 

Job opportunities at Perth's newest luxury hotel – 125 positions available!

Published on: 27 May 2018

A new, unique, stylish, quirky, eclectic, creative and artistic hotel is coming to Perth in August and there are approximately 125 positions needing to be filled.  

Food, drink, design, art, music, people – do you love the good things in life? Yes? Then being a part of Australia’s newest and most exciting hotel brand could be just the thing for you, with these opportunities to kickstart your career in the hospitality industry.

Small business essentials – Free digital marketing workshop

Published on: 26 May 2018

Take your business to the next level through digital marketing!

WA Police Aboriginal Cadetship Program - Get in quick, applications closing soon!

Published on: 25 May 2018

Ever thought of being a Police Cadet and 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.   

Hurry! Applications close on 1 June for the Aboriginal Cadet Program!

Department's street banner helps fly the flag for reconciliation

Published on: 24 May 2018

In support of National Reconciliation Week 27 May to 3 June, the Department of Training and Workforce Development has proudly sponsored a street banner in support of National Reconciliation Week, which takes place from 27 May to 3 June, 2018. The banner is part of a project led by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and is on display in Adelaide Terrace Perth from 25 May until 4 June.

Connecting with Country: North Regional TAFE's new bush food industry training program

Published on: 17 May 2018

A unique training program designed to support the emerging bush food industry is being offered through North Regional TAFE this month. 

The Connecting with Country program will provide students with skills in propagating a range of high value local bush foods including Gubinge, which continues to emerge as one of the most sought after and valuable bush foods in Australia.

Career Expo coming up! Four days of careers and training ideas, information and inspiration!

Published on: 8 May 2018

This year's Careers Expo will be the biggest yet! Alongside Western Australia's leading training providers and universities, you'll find organisations and employers from across the State and exhibitions of VET training – from bricklaying to drone operating, hairdressing to multimedia design, defence and policing to nursing and animal care, flight school to sports and personal training.

TAFE enrolments for 2018 Semester 2 are now open!

Published on: 2 May 2018

Applications are now open for semester 2 courses at Western Australia's TAFE colleges.


Looking for Indigenous people who are qualified or experienced tradies!

Published on: 27 April 2018

Tradesperson opportunities for Indigenous people at UGL – looking for TAs, Fitters, Welders, Electricians, Mechanics, Scaffolders, Boilermakers and more!

Indigenous Apprenticeships Program - Great career opportunities in Government

Published on: 19 April 2018

Have you left school, want to go back to work or are thinking of a new career opportunity? This is your chance! A number of departments in the Australian Public Service are now offering a 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships Program, with ongoing employment following successful completion of the program.

Applications for the 2018 WA Training Awards are now open!

Published on: 14 February 2018

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today launched the 2018 WA Training Awards while visiting the facilities at North Metropolitan TAFE's Pavilion Restaurant.

The WA Training Awards are an opportunity for the Western Australian training sector to showcase excellence, inspire future talent and reward best practice. The awards recognise and reward the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students and the contribution of trainers, training organisations and employers.