Training pathways to employment

How would you like to get on a pathway to employment, through a program that combines training and on the job industry experience with the offer of an apprenticeship, traineeship or employment?

Our new Job Ready pathways to employment programs are free for eligible students including under-25s and jobseekers!

Right now there's a range of exciting programs and projects all across Western Australia, creating a pipeline of work and fantastic job opportunities, and these new programs can get you on a pathway to employment. 

Skilling solutions for jobseekers and students.

About the programs

The new pathways to employment programs all have the following three key features.

Training
Each program includes a short course that you'll complete at a TAFE college or training provider. The course is a skill set, which contains nationally accredited units of competency that have been selected to provide you with job ready skills and knowledge relevant to the kind of work you'd like to do.

Work placement
You will do a work placement of up to one week during your program, on a worksite, with an employer from your industry area. 

This will give you valuable real life hands on experience to add to what you learn in your training.

Employment options
We have worked with WA's leading employers in a range of industry areas, who are looking for skilled workers.

At the end of the program, you may be offered an apprenticeship or traineeship opportunity, or further employment.

 


What Job Ready programs are currently available?

 

  • Bricklaying Job Ready — Get a range of job ready skills including work safety practices, how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, and skills to work in a construction team, to get you ready for an apprenticeship in building and construction.
  • Infrastructure (Civil Construction) Job Ready — This pathway focuses on skills and knowledge to set you up to work on civil construction projects such as new roads, and the construction of public buildings and facilities. 

More are coming soon!

Bricklaying Job Ready program

The Bricklaying Job Ready program has been developed in consultation with the WA Construction Training Fund and key industry partners, to create skilled and job ready workers for WA’s building and construction industry.

The program is free for the following eligible* students. 
 

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment, or in receipt of services from Commonwealth support or employment services programs Jobactive, Online Employment Services, or ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

Course and resource fees will apply for non-eligible students.

*If you are not a permanent resident of WA, please read this information about eligibility for free training

Through this program, you will complete the Work Safety in Construction short course skill set — which teaches work safety practices, how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, and skills to work in a construction team — through a combination of training at a TAFE college or registered training organisation, and four days of work placement with an industry employer on a building and construction worksite. 

You'll learn how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, gain the skills to work in a construction team, and learn about basic bricklaying for new and existing structures including residential homes, units and apartments. 

When you successfully complete the program, you may be offered a bricklaying apprenticeship. 

The next Bricklaying Job Ready program is expected to start in January 2021. 

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, please complete our Bricklaying Job Ready program - Expression of interest online form

For further information about the program, please contact us on 6551 5049 or via email to bricklayingjobready@dtwd.wa.gov.au. 

Infrastructure Job Ready program

Designed with WA's leading civil construction employers, the Infrastructure Job Ready program will get you job ready to work on a range of civil construction projects. With the State Government's $27.1 billion investment in infrastructure projects over the next four years, the jobs are waiting for you!

The Infrastructure Job Ready program is free for the following eligible* students. 
 

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment, or in receipt of services from Commonwealth support or employment services programs Jobactive, Online Employment Services, or ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

Course and resource fees will apply for non-eligible students.

*If you are not a permanent resident of WA, please read this information about eligibility for free training

Many large projects are underway across Perth and regional areas; including METRONET and road projects and building, upgrading and maintaining schools and community facilities, and this program will get you job ready to be part of this exciting work. 

Through this program, you'll complete the Infrastructure Ready skill set — with a combination of training at a TAFE college or registered training organisation, and four days of work placement with an industry employer where you'll gain hands on work experience.

You'll learn about working safely on construction sites, carrying out measurements and calculations, how to prepare and organise construction work, and how to operate small plant and equipment used in construction projects. The program also focuses on safe work practices, and includes your white card.

When you successfully complete the program, you may be offered employment. 

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, please complete our Infrastructure Job Ready program - Expression of interest online form

For further information about the program, please contact us on 6551 5049 or via email to irp@dtwd.wa.gov.au

Skills Ready — Free and half price courses!

There's never been a better time to get into training!

Skills Ready: Free short courses and skill sets!

We have worked closely with WA industries, businesses and employers to find out the types of skills needed right now and for future jobs, then developed free short courses and skill sets using units from nationally recognised vocational qualifications.  There's a range of infection control skill sets that are free for everyone, and a suite of job ready skill sets in a range of industry areas — some free for everyone, and others free for eligible students including people aged 15—24 and all jobseekers looking for work. 
 

Lower fees, local skills — Course fees slashed!

We have slashed the course fees on over 180 qualifications by half — some by as much as 72 per cent — through the Lower fees, local skills program! From entry level pre-apprenticeships and pre-traineeships, through to Certificates II, III, IV and even Diploma level qualifications — including apprenticeships and traineeships — there's sure to be something that matches your career goals. 
 

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Need some support or assistance?

Jobs and Skills Centres, located across Perth and regional Western Australia, provide free information and support about training and career choices. They can help you decide which pathway to take, and they also work closely with local employers so they know where the jobs are.  All services are free! Contact your local JSC to find out how they can help you.