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Industry Training Advisory Bodies

Under section 21(1)(b) of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 the State Training Board recognises various industry training advisory bodies as bodies from which the Board takes advice for the purpose of drafting a State Training Plan or making recommendations to the Minister on apprenticeships and traineeships.

The State Training Board currently recognises 11 industry training advisory bodies:

  • Nine industry training councils funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development;
  • the Public Sector Commission for advice on "State Government Administration"; and
  • the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) for advice on "Local Government Administration".


Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)

The State Training Board uses the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) codes 2006 (Revision 2.0) to allocate the industry areas covered by the industry training advisory bodies.

To view the industry sectors covered by the industry training advisory bodies please see below:

ANZSIC Industry Coverage for Industry Training Advisory Bodies from 1 July 2016

Industry Training Councils funded by Department of Training and Workforce Development

​The Community Services, Health and Education Training Council Inc. is an advisory and research organisation that provides advice on VET and workforce development needs for the community services, health and education industries.

Chair: Brendan Robb, Director Workforce, Health Department of Western Australia
Deputy Chair: Richard Barlow, Industrial Organiser, Health Services Union of WA
Chief Executive Officer: Jamie Mackaway
Telephone: 9445 1511
Address: Unit 3, 16 Guthrie Street OSBORNE PARK WA 6017 (upstairs)
Postal Address: PO Box 1738 OSBORNE PARK DC 6017

The Construction Training Fund aims to improve the quality of training and to increase the number of skilled workers in the building and construction industry.

Chair: Ian Hill, Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
Executive Officer: Alan Davis, Director Skills Development
Address: Suite 3, 40 Hasler Road OSBORNE PARK WA 6017
Postal Address: PO Box 746 WEMBLEY WA 6913
Telephone: 9244 0100

The Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council Inc. works with industry to foster: quality and industry specific training; a skilled and flexible workforce; and effective representation on training-related matters.
​​Chair: Graham Drury, Security Agents Institute of WA
Deputy Chair: Liz McIhone, REIWA

Chief Executive Officer: Allan Jones
Telephone: 9328 6372
Address: 123 Fitzgerald Steet WEST PERTH WA 6005
Postal Address:
 PO Box 8015 Perth Business Centre PERTH WA 6849
​​The Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council promotes training to industry, supports innovation and workforce development.
Chair: Carlo Gosatti, Director, Transitional Storage and Logistics and Inglewood Products Group; Chair, Australian Furniture Association Inc.
Vice Chair: Cheryl Stinson, representing Food & Beverage Sector
Chief Executive Officer: Kay Gerard
Telephone: 9361 2800
Address: Unit 6, 800 Albany Highway, EAST VICTORIA PARK WA 6101
Postal Address: PO Box 1499, EAST VICTORIA PARK WA 6981

FutureNow brings together industry leaders, training organisations and action groups to make recommendations to the State Training Board regarding workforce development strategies for Western Australia.
​​Chair: Barry Felstead, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Resorts, Crown Ltd
Deputy Chair: Ian Smith, Advance Press and member Print Industries Association of Australia (PIAA)
Chief Executive Officer: Julie Hobbs
Telephone: 9285 8555
Address: 22 Mumford Place BALCATTA WA 6021
Postal Address: 22 Mumford Place BALCATTA WA 6021
The Logistics Training Council is the peak advisory body for skills development and training in Western Australia for the transport, logistics and wholesale industries.
Chair: Cathi Payne, Director Payne Haulage
Vice Chair: Brian Appleby, Executive Director/People & Organisation Development, Public Transport Authority

Chief Executive Officer: Jillian Dielesen
Telephone: 9388 8781
Address: 17 Lemnos Street SHENTON PARK WA 6008
Postal Address: PO Box 7033 SHENTON PARK WA 6008

The Resources Industry Training Council is a joint venture between the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd (APPEA) and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CMEWA).
Chair: Sanchia Tolomei (PwC Australia)
Executive Officer: John Rowe  
Telephone: 9220 8538
Address: Level 10, 2 Mill Street PERTH WA 6000
Postal Address: Locked Bag N984 PERTH WA 6844

The Retail and Personal Services Training Council serves the Retail, Community Pharmacy, Hairdressing, Floristry, Beauty Therapy and Funeral services industry sectors in relation to Vocational Education and Training.
Chair: Andrew Vitolins, Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Assoc.
Executive Director: Norma Roberts
Telephone: 9240 5221
Fax:  9240 5120
Address: 22 Mumford Place BALCATTA WA 6021
Postal Address: 22 Mumford Place BALCATTA WA 6021
The Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive​ Training Council provides strategic advice to the State Training Board and the Department of Training and Workforce Development, regarding industry training issues relating to utilities, engineering, electrical and automotive industries.
Acting Chair: Carl Copeland, General Manager Training for National Electrical and Communications Assocation WA, College of Electrical Training 
Chief Executive Officer: David Fleay
Telephone: 9240 2688

Address: Suite 10, 231 Balcatta Road BALCATTA WA 6021
Postal Address: PO Box 597 BALCATTA WA 6914