Useful links and contacts

Useful links and contacts

On this page, we have collected a range of websites and contact details for organisations that you may find useful. If your organisation and/or website appears on this page, please contact us to advise of any change in details so that we can keep this information up to date.

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Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeship Office

The Department of Training and Workforce Development's  Apprenticeship Office registers and administers training contracts, as well as regulating the apprenticeship system in Western Australia, in accordance with Part 7 of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996.

T: 13 19 54 or if you are calling from outside Western Australia 08 6551 5499
E: apprenticeshipoffice@dtwd.wa.gov.au
W: dtwd.wa.gov.au/apprenticeship-office

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

AASN providers provide advice and support services tailored to the needs of employers and apprentices throughout the apprenticeship lifecycle – from pre-commencement through to completion. Some AASNs provide a job search service and can help employers find an apprentice or trainee.

T: 13 38 73
W: australianapprenticeships.gov.au

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Career development

Career Centres

Career Centres provide free and independent training information and career guidance. Services are available in Perth and all regional areas.

T: 13 64 64
E: career.centre@dtwd.wa.gov.au
W: careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres

AWDCs support jobseekers and work with industry and employers to achieve training and employment outcomes for Aboriginal people in Western Australia. Services are available in Perth and all regional areas.

T: 08 9224 6535 or freecall 1800 441 043 for regional customers
E: awdc@dtwd.wa.gov.au
W: dtwd.wa.gov.au/awdc

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Industry and employer groups

Australian Industry and Skills Committee

The AISC was established by the COAG Industry and Skills Council in May 2015 to give industry a formal, expanded role in policy direction and decision-making for the VET sector.

W: aisc.net.au

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

CCIWA is Western Australia's peak business body, working with thousands of business each year. It maintains strong working relationships with other State chambers and the national body; the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

T: 1300 422 492
W: cciwa.com

Skills Service Organisations

On 27 January 2016 the Federal Minister for Vocational Education and Skills announced the outcome of an expression of interest process to identify Skills Service Organisations to support Industry Reference Committees in their work to develop and review training packages. A full list of all SSOs, and their contact details, is available on the AISC website.

W: aisc.net.au/content/skills-service-organisations

Training Accreditation Council 

TAC (the Council) is WA's registering and course accrediting body. It is responsible for the quality assurance and recognition of vocational education and training services in WA.

T: 08 9441 1910
W: tac.wa.gov.au

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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 Board currently recognises 11 industry training advisory bodies:

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

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

This document details the industry sectors and ANZSIC codes covered by the industry training advisory bodies.

​Industry training councils

Community Services, Health and Education Training Council Inc

​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.

CSHETC contact information

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

T: 08 9445 1511
Unit 3, 16 Guthrie Street Osborne Park (upstairs)
P: PO Box 1738 Osborne Park DC 6017
W: csheitc.org.au
E: admin@csheitc.org.au

Construction Training Fund

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.

CTF contact information

Chair: Ian Hill, Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
Director Skills Development: Alan Davis

T: 08 9244 0100
104 Belgravia St Belmont WA 6104
P: PO Box 303 Cloverdale WA 6985
W: bcitf.org
E: inquiries@bcitf.org

Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council Inc

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.

FAPS contact information

Chair: Graham Drury, Security Agents Institute of WA 
Deputy Chair: Liz McIhone, REIWA
Chief Executive Officer: Allan Jones

T: 08 9328 6372
23 Fitzgerald Steet West Perth WA 6005
P: PO Box 8015 Perth Business Centre Perth WA 6849
W: fapstc.org.au
E: info@fapstc.org.au

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

The Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council promotes training to industry, supports innovation and workforce development.

FFTI contact details

​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

T: 08 9361 2800
Unit 6, 800 Albany Highway East Victoria Park WA 6101
P: PO Box 1499, East Victoria Park WA 6981
W: fftitrainingcouncil.com.au
E: admin@fftitc.com.au

FutureNow

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.

FutureNow contact details

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 

T: 08 9285 8555
22 Mumford Place Balcatta WA 6021
W: futurenow.org.au  
E: jhobbs@futurenow.org.au

Logistics Training Council

The Logistics Training Council is the peak advisory body for skills development and training in Western Australia for the transport, logistics and wholesale industries.

LTC contact details

Chair: Cathi Payne, Director Payne Haulage
Vice Chair: Brian Appleby, Executive Director/People & Organisation Development, Public Transport Authority
Chief Executive Officer: Jillian Dielesen

T: 08 9388 8781
17 Lemnos Street Shenton Park WA 6008
P: PO Box 7033 Shenton Park WA 6008
W: logisticstc.asn.au
E: logisticstc@logisticstc.asn.au

Resources Industry Training Council

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).

RITC contact details

​Chair: Sanchia Tolomei (PwC Australia)
Executive Officer: John Rowe   

T: 08 9220 8538
Level 10, 2 Mill Street Perth WA 6000
P: Locked Bag N984 Perth WA 6844
W: ritcwa.com.au
E: j.rowe@cmewa.com

Retail and Personal Services Training Council

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.

RAPS contact details

Chair: Andrew Vitolins, Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Assoc. 
Executive Director: Norma Roberts

T: 08 9240 5221
F: 08 9240 5120
22 Mumford Place Balcatta WA 6021
P: 22 Mumford Place Balcatta WA 6021
W: rapstc.com.au
E: norma@rapstc.com.au

Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive Training Council

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.

UEEA contact details

Acting Chair: Carl Copeland, General Manager Training for National Electrical and Communications Association
WA College of Electrical Training Chief Executive Officer: David Fleay

T: 08 9240 2688
Suite 10, 231 Balcatta Road Balcatta WA 6021
P: PO Box 597 Balcatta WA 6914
W: ueea.org.au
E: david.fleay@ueea.org.au

Other

Public Sector Commission WA website

WA Local Government Association website

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Legislation, policy and guidelines

The WA Vocational Education and Training Act 1996

The VET Act identifies the structure of the State Training Board, and details the Board's establishment, constitution, functions and powers. It also details further provisions relating to committees of the Board and the annual report. Additionally, the Act prescribes how the VET system operates in Western Australia, the establishment and functions of WA’s TAFE colleges and the obtaining of VET qualifications including the registration and administration of training contracts for the State's apprenticeship and traineeship system.

You can view the full VET Act document on the State Law Publisher website.

Vocational Education and Training (General) Regulations 2009 and the Vocational Education and Training (Colleges) Regulations 2006

The Regulations deal with general matters for the purposes of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996.

You can view both of these Regulations on the State Law Publisher website.

Policy

For information about policy relating to VET in WA, please  refer to the Policy section on the Department of Training and Workforce Development website.

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Training

Department of Training and Workforce Development

WA’s Department of Training and Workforce Development provides leadership in training and workforce development to drive a responsive, flexible and quality training system to meet the needs of industry and build a strong and successful future for our community. For information on training options, training providers, fees and charges etc please visit the Training section of the Department's website.

Full contact details for the Department

FutureSkills WA

Future Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand, by providing a guaranteed, subsidised training place for eligible students enrolled in courses that are deemed State priority qualifications, where a training place is available.

W: dtwd.wa.gov.au/future-skills-wa

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Workforce development

Department of Training and Workforce Development

In addition to its vital training role, the Department now has a much broader responsibility which includes a focus on workforce development.

W: dtwd.wa.gov.au

Full contact details for the Department

Workplace Essentials website

The Workplace Essentials website provides small to medium businesses with a one-stop shop of useful information, templates, links and resources to help better plan, attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce.

W: workplace-essentials.dtwd.wa.gov.au

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Workforce development resources and information

Skilled migration

The Commonwealth Government allows each Australian state and territory to nominate skilled migrants under a broad range of occupations, to meet their own local workforce needs. For information about skilled migration, including the WA Skilled migration occupation list, please visit the migration portal website.

W: migration.wa.gov.au

State priority occupation list

The SPOL is a list of occupations rated according to their priority status for WA. It informs the WA State Training Plan, WA workforce development planning and the WA skilled migration occupation list.

W: dtwd.wa.gov.au/spol

WA Workforce information

Provides information about the WA workforce across all industry areas, employment forecasts and outlooks, and the quarterly Economic and labour market snapshot produced by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

W: dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforce-development#workforce-information

Training solutions for employers and business

Information about options such as recognition of prior learning, apprenticeships and traineeships and group training organisations to support your workforce development planning.

W: dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforce-development#developing-your-workforce

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Page last updated June 28, 2017