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Fees slashed on another 107 TAFE courses to continue recovery

Course fees slashed for another 107 courses!

Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery announced on 22 October 2020 another 107 new courses will have their fees slashed by half or more, as part of the new $103.4 million JobTrainer Agreement with the Australian Government. This further investment in WA’s training sector builds on the $57 million WA Recovery Plan training programs to create a pipeline of skilled workers to help with WA’s economic recovery.

Reduced course fees for these additional 107 courses will apply to study that commences from 1 January 2021; and applications and enrolments are open now.

Under the highly successful Lower fees, local skills* initiative, the McGowan Government has now slashed fees by up to 72 per cent for a total of 180 courses to make training more affordable for Western Australians. The initiative has already seen enrolments in eligible priority vocational education and training (VET) courses increase by 20 per cent. The list of available courses has been expanded in consultation with industry to engage jobseekers, women and young people, to meet immediate and emerging skill requirements. People under 25, and eligible people of all ages looking for work, will pay no more than $400 in annual course fees. 

The 107 additional reduced-fee courses will deliver training in sectors including building and construction, manufacturing, information technology, mining, engineering, aquaculture, agriculture, horticulture and logistics. More free short courses will also be added to meet emerging skills needs. These skill sets are completely free for those looking for work or people under 25 to help get them into jobs.

For more information, visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready

“Our government has made TAFE a priority, and this announcement means we have now reduced TAFE fees for a total of 180 courses. This is all about ensuring Western Australians are given the best possible opportunity to undertake training, enter the workforce and play a part in WA’s economic recovery.“ said Mr McGowan.  “Our investment in training has already had a strong response from students and employers and I am pleased that we can capitalise on the momentum created to support WA’s recovery.".

Read the full media statement here.

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New tool to link Western Australians to jobs in the resources sector

Ready to explore a career in WA's booming resources sector?

New tool to link Western Australians to jobs in the resources sector

A roadmap of training options that lead to jobs in Western Australia’s booming resources sector is now just a click away, with a new webpage for jobseekers, career changers and young people announced by Premier Mark McGowan at the SkillsWest Careers and Employment Expo on 22 October 2020.

The new Working in WA’s Resources Sector page on the Jobs and Skills WA website has a useful overview of the sector and the career opportunities it offers, information on training options, how to get an apprenticeship or traineeship, where the  jobs are now and what future jobs will look like. There's also a list of over 160 courses aligned with occupations in the resources sector — many of which have their course fees slashed by up to 72 per cent under the Lower fees, local skills program*, as well as information on opportunities for Aboriginal people and women who are interested in working in the sector. 

The comprehensive resource is supported by the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) and Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), who also provided advice on areas of training need.

Check out Working in WA’s Resources Sector at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/resources.

The State Government recently expanded the Lower fees, local skills program by an additional 107 courses, bringing the total now to 180, to support local workforce training and address skills shortages. Training Western Australians for local jobs is critical to the resources sector, which employed 135,000 people last financial year. It also experienced record sales of $172 billion in the 2019—20 financial year, according to statistics released by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. 

“Job creation is this Government’s number one priority and with more than $100 billion worth of Western Australian resources projects in the pipeline, employment in this booming sector will continue to grow." said Mr McGowan. “Maintaining our support of WA’s resources sector is a key part of this Government’s recovery plan and will keep WA in a strong economic position.".

Read the full media statement here.

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Congratulations to the 2020 WA Training Awards winners!

Congratulations to the 2020 WA Training Awards winners!

Congratulations to the 2020 WA Training Awards winners!

Celebrating excellence in vocational education and training

Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery MLC announced the five winners from the WA Training Awards 2020 at an intimate event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last night.

  • WA Apprentice of the Year 2020: Bethany Clarke
  • WA Trainee of the Year 2020: Cheyne Pearce
  • WA Vocational Student of the Year 2020: Trent Caldwell
  • WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Student of the Year: Colleen Little
  • WA School-based Apprentice of the Year: Joel Pearson

Celebrating excellence in vocational education and training

Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery MLC announced the five winners from the WA Training Awards 2020 at an intimate event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last night.

  • WA Apprentice of the Year 2020: Bethany Clarke
  • WA Trainee of the Year 2020: Cheyne Pearce
  • WA Vocational Student of the Year 2020: Trent Caldwell
  • WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Student of the Year: Colleen Little
  • WA School-based Apprentice of the Year: Joel Pearson

Winners from this year’s awards, who succeeded despite highly unusual circumstances and changes to workplaces and training delivery, received $3,000. This year, winners were recognised across five individual categories WA Apprentice of the Year; WA School-based Apprentice of the Year; WA Trainee of the Year; WA Vocational Student of the Year; and WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year.

The winners will now be put forward to compete against the nation’s best at the Australian Training Awards which will be a virtual celebration on 20 November 2020.

The State’s premier training award program is possible thanks to continuing support from the State Training Board Apprenticeship Support Australia, AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services, College of Electrical Training, Crown Perth, The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, MEGT, Roy Hill, StudyPerth and the Training Accreditation Council.

“The stories from this year’s WA Training Awards highlight that the benefit of a VET pathway is far greater than just gaining a qualification." the Minister said. “With VET playing a vital role in rebuilding of Western Australia’s economy, the overall community benefit is significant and should be celebrated. I congratulate this year’s winners for their efforts and contributions. They are fine ambassadors for Western Australia’s training system."

Meet this year's winners! 

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An exciting time for the defence industry - State Government initiatives

An exciting time for the defence industry - State Government initiatives

DEFENCE

This is an exciting time for the defence industry!

The State Government has recognised the defence industry's vital importance for our WA economy, and for jobs creation, and is investing $18 million in defence initiatives including a new $20,000 incentive for employers in the industry.

Fantastic career opportunities are available, particularly in four key trades areas; structural steel and welding, metal fitter and machinists; industrial electricians, and electricians.

To find out more about the State Government initiatives access this link

  

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WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2020 finalists

WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists

Congratulations to the 16 finalists across five categories in the 2020 WA Training Awards.

The WA Training Awards are WA’s premier vocational education and training awards program. By putting the VET sector in the spotlight, the Awards highlight the opportunities available to people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and WA State Training Board would like to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2020 finalists

Jesse Booker (Mukinbudin)
Jesse chose work experience in the building and construction industry on the recommendation of his principal, who recognised he would benefit from practical work experience alongside his formal school studies. During his Certificate II in Construction Pathways at Central Regional TAFE, Jesse very quickly discovered that he enjoyed the work, and took pride in being able to finish a job for a client and reflect on what he had accomplished. Jesse hopes to inspire other students who may struggle with certain areas in school, to become a school-based trainee.

Piper Sweet (Dianella)
Piper was really unsure about what she wanted to do after school and applied for a school-based traineeship in the public sector. She hoped it would get her a foot in the door to somewhere that offered a range of career options. A Certificate II in Government Administration also felt more suited to her decision to take an ATAR pathway in Year 11 and 12. Apart from her on the job success, Piper was proud to be asked to present to the next year's group of trainees at their orientation, and achieved her personal goal of being able to publicly speak. Combined with her politics and law, and Italian studies at school, she now has a clearer idea of what she would like to do with her career, and hopes it will be in government or politics.

Joel Pearson (Geraldton)
The arts industry is something which Joel has always been deeply passionate about, so after years of circus, dance and volunteering at events, he started up his own circus entertainment company. A year of work placement encouraged Joel to further his training through a Certificate III in Arts Administration at North Regional TAFE, which resulted in being selected to complete a Tour Coordinator Mentorship with regional arts industry leader, CircuitWest. A highlight of Joel’s career so far was his first solo project in late 2019, working with the City of Greater Geraldton to provide a performance project titled Geraldton's Worst Artist at the local event, Christmas on the Terrace, which was attended by thousands.

 

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WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists

Congratulations to the 16 finalists across five categories in the 2020 WA Training Awards.

The WA Training Awards are WA’s premier vocational education and training awards program. By putting the VET sector in the spotlight, the Awards highlight the opportunities available to people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and WA State Training Board would like to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year 2020 finalists

Philemon Pearson (South Hedland)
Philemon is from Poruma (Coconut) Island in the Torres Strait. He moved to Australia with his partner and children with the goal of securing a trade. He started an apprenticeship as a boilermaker a year after leaving secondary school, but was also playing professional rugby at the same time. He was told by his coach to make his apprenticeship his number one priority but did not listen and dropped out of his apprenticeship with one year left to go. Nine years later, he finally took his coach’s advice and enrolled at North Regional TAFE to complete a Certificate II in Engineering, whilst undertaking a traineeship at BHP as a Trainee Mechanical Fitter.

Colleen Little (Wanneroo)
Colleen loves cars and has always been interested in the automotive field, so when the opportunity arose to complete a traineeship through AMA Training Services at Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTA WA), she leapt at the chance. Coming from a large indigenous family, her traineeship allowed her to balance work and study responsibilities, with her family commitments. The Certificate III in Business allowed her to gain both on-the-job administrative experience, and knowledge of the automotive industry. She is now employed full time with MTA WA and her role allows her to help the next generation of tradespeople to commence their own careers.

Jayden Ugle (Heathridge)
A turning point in Jayden’s life was when he became a father at age 17. This life altering event was motivation to establish a long-term career, in order to secure steady employment for himself, his son and his family. Jayden undertook a Certificate III in Civil Construction through Carey Training, and enjoys seeing the fruits of his labour all around Perth. He now works at Downer Group/DM Roads and says it’s a great feeling driving past something and being able to say, ‘I constructed that, or I worked on that’.

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WA Vocational Student of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Vocational Student of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists

Congratulations to the 16 finalists across five categories in the 2020 WA Training Awards.

The WA Training Awards are WA’s premier vocational education and training awards program. By putting the VET sector in the spotlight, the Awards highlight the opportunities available to people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and WA State Training Board would like to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

WA Vocational Student of the Year 2020 finalists

Trent Caldwell (Ballajura)
With a background in community services, advertising, and art, Trent wanted to blend the skills learnt from these industries and embark on a journey to land his dream role in marketing. After successfully completing a Diploma of Marketing and Communication at North Metropolitan TAFE, Trent has landed his dream role as a Social Media Manager. He manages the website, social media accounts and paid advertising campaigns for Near Me Real Estate. After his successful past 18 months, Trent advocates one simple message - study with TAFE!

Chantelle Un (Kununurra)
Chantelle knows just how far she has come on her training journey. Coming from a background where school or learning was not encouraged, opting out of education seemed like the only option. After leaving school in year 9, she doubted her ability to study and almost gave it all up on her first day at North Regional TAFE. Her intrinsic motivation to be a good role model for her children, and have a job where she could help others, pushed her to complete a Certificate III in Community Services and to achieve her goal of bettering her community.

Georgia Potts (Kalgoorlie)
Georgia was inspired to work in education support, having been diagnosed with dyslexia at age eight. Despite the challenges dyslexia presents, she loved learning and undertook a Certificate IV in Education Support at Central Regional TAFE. Now working at a primary school in Kalgoorlie, Georgia says that the most rewarding part of her job is knowing she is helping to set students up with a positive start to their educational journey.

Eleanor Litterick (Furnissdale)
Inspired by her grandmother, who is an incredible seamstress and costume maker, Eleanor taught herself to sew, making clothes and costumes for friends and family. After taking a break to raise her daughter, she decided to take a leap of faith and pursue her passion by completing an Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Eleanor says the course at South Metropolitan TAFE taught her more than just practical skills, saying she learnt how to manage herself and her expectations, and have faith in her abilities. She also discovered a passion for sustainability in design through her studies, and has made this the focus of her future career.

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WA Trainee of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Trainee of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists

Congratulations to the 16 finalists across five categories in the 2020 WA Training Awards.

The WA Training Awards are WA’s premier vocational education and training awards program. By putting the VET sector in the spotlight, the Awards highlight the opportunities available to people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and WA State Training Board would like to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

WA Trainee of the Year 2020 finalists

Audrey Wong (Perth)
A decision to change careers in 2015 led to Audrey relocating to WA to complete a self-funded Certificate II in Process Plant Operations at the Australian Centre for Energy Process Training (ACEPT) through South Metropolitan TAFE. As a volunteer firefighter, Audrey has always been happier with a hands-on approach, and after meeting a female production technician who inspired her, she gave up her studies in architecture and made the leap to a new career pathway. Audrey thinks one of the most valuable things she has learned is how a team can work together and achieve success.

Cheyne Pearce (Ardross)
Cheyne chose to study a Certificate IV in Horticulture at North Metropolitan TAFE in order to fulfil his passion to make a positive difference to our environment. His hard work and resolve eventually paid off with the offer of a dream job as a trainee at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens. Cheyne loves the variety in the work – from liaising with clients, designing gardens, and calculating costings, to report writing and computer skills. He has found that as his training has progressed, so too has his appetite for knowledge and experience.

Cassandra Rowan (Geraldton)
Leaving school at 15, Cassandra knew she had to jump straight into the workforce and build herself a career she would enjoy. Despite some early setbacks, she pursued her interests by completing a Certificate III in Resource Processing at Central Regional TAFE, bettering her skills so she was well equipped to face new challenges. As a plant operator at Iluka Resources’ Narngulu site, she used her drive to expand her knowledge, reputation and excellence to progress quickly and received a recognition award for her initiative, problem solving and teamwork. She later went on to win Central Regional TAFE’s Trainee of the Year 2019 for the Midwest and Gascoyne.

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WA Apprentice of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Apprentice of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists

Congratulations to the 16 finalists across five categories in the 2020 WA Training Awards.

The WA Training Awards are WA’s premier vocational education and training awards program. By putting the VET sector in the spotlight, the Awards highlight the opportunities available to people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and WA State Training Board would like to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

WA Apprentice of the Year 2020 finalists

Bethany Clarke (Mount Pleasant)
Bethany entered her apprenticeship through the National Energy Technician Training Scheme, the first of its kind in Australia and the outcome of an amazing collaboration involving multiple different oil and gas companies. She achieved her Certificate III in Process Plant Operations through apprenticeship arrangements with Programmed. Bethany believes that being a female in a male-dominated industry pushed her to become a more confident version of herself, and is passionate about advocating for more women in the industry.

David Millington (Yangebup)
As he approached his thirties, David found himself having gained a variety of experience at multiple workplaces yet lacking any formal qualifications. He set his sights on qualifying as an electrician but found an apprenticeship was not easy to come by. After two years of interviews, he finally landed a mature-age apprenticeship with Austal and qualified four years later as an electrician, completing his Certificate III in Electrotechnology through South Metropolitan TAFE. He went on to win his employer’s Apprentice of the Year Award as well and his message to others is the importance of goal setting and resilience in the face of adversity.

Elizabeth Klokeid (East Victoria Park)
For Elizabeth, food has always been her passion but with a career background in the disability sector, she did not see her love for cooking as a career pathway until her sister bought a cocktail bar in Melbourne and she had the opportunity to run the small kitchen full time. She returned to Perth and enrolled at South Metropolitan TAFE Bentley campus. Having successfully applied for Crown’s Apprenticeship program, she qualified in March as a chef. Elizabeth believes that food creates a strong sense of community and has a universal ability to bring people together. By completing a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Elizabeth now has the chance to share that vision working at Crown Perth Modo Mio.

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Over 115 apprentices and trainees are back into jobs

Over 115 apprentices and trainees are back into jobs

Over 115 apprentices and trainees are back into jobs

13th August, 2020

Over 100 employers access new Reengagement Incentive

 

More than 115  apprentices and trainees who were displaced through the impact of COVID-19 have already returned to work within a month of the new Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive being launched. 

Over 115 apprentices and trainees are back into jobs

13th August, 2020

Over 100 employers access new Reengagement Incentive

 

More than 115  apprentices and trainees who were displaced through the impact of COVID-19 have already returned to work within a month of the new Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive being launched. 

The $4.8 million scheme supports employers by providing one-off payments of $6,000 for apprentices and $3,000 for trainees, and gets apprentices and trainees whose training was cancelled or terminated reengaged in training and back into work.

The Reengagement Incentive became available on 2 July, and is already seeing strong uptake from industries including building and construction, automotive and electrical with more than 100 WA employers accessing the scheme to date. It has also been well received in non-trade areas, with more than 20 apprentice hairdressers and barbers back at work and restarting their training in the past few weeks.

Available until 30 June 2021, the incentive is supported by a new Out of Contract Register, available on the Jobs and Skills WA website, which helps apprentices and trainees who have been stood down to find a new employer. The register provides employers with a quick search tool to find apprentices and trainees who are already skilled and experienced, and keen to get back into work and continue their training.

The Reengagement Incentive is part of the State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, which will provide more training and reskilling opportunities to boost job and career prospects and the State's economy by generating jobs.

For more information about the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive, visit  the Jobs and Skills WA website at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/reengagementincentive or call the Apprenticeship Office Helpline on 13 19 54.

Support for apprentices and trainees, and employees, is also available at Jobs and Skills Centres. Each of the 13 JSCs located across metropolitan Perth and regional WA provide free advice, information and support to help with job searches, resume assistance and interview tips, and can assist employers to find an apprentice or trainee. The Jobs and Skills website also offers free online resources include videos, a jobs board, and the new Career Connect Facebook community.

Find out more at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/jobswa

 

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Plan for Peel region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

Plan for Peel region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

Plan for Peel region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

10th August, 2020

Boosting training, jobs, tourism and industry

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Plan for Peel region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

10th August, 2020

Boosting training, jobs, tourism and industry

On Saturday 8 August the McGowan Government unveiled a multimillion dollar package for the Peel region as part of the WA Recovery Plan, to drive economic and social recovery and create a pipeline of local jobs. The Peel Recovery Plan is focused on getting locals back to work and includes a significant investment in sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, and agriculture.

It will deliver a pipeline of short and long term jobs supporting and strengthening our existing industries, as well as laying the foundation for jobs of the future.

As part of the McGowan Government's $229 million TAFE package, the plan includes upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region, including:

  • $9.17 million to South Metropolitan TAFE's Mandurah campus for a new Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre to deliver training for a range of courses including commercial cookery, tourism and events management;
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians, with a variety of free* courses available at South Metropolitan TAFE's Mandurah campus;
  • $32 million to expand the Lower fees, local skills program with half price course fees* across over 70 priority qualifications; and
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship R-engagement Incentive that provides employers with a one-off payment of $6,000 for hiring an apprentice and $3,000 for hiring a trainee. 

Find out more about free and half price training here

Read more about the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Reengagement Incentive here

It also includes $10.38 million for the Pinjarra Senior High School for a new permanent performing arts centre and sports hall, as part of the Major School Upgrade package, and investment in infrastructure and industry to create opportunities for local businesses and jobs for local workers. The Government's revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses are in the box seat to carry out this work. The plan includes $8.65 million to invest in upgraded infrastructure to attract private industry and create local jobs, and $8 million to the Offsets Fund for Recovery program that creates green jobs by supporting conservation groups to carry out on-ground works such as fencing, seeding and planting.

The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs. It includes:

  • $1.19 million for upgrades on the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail including renewing camp sites, bridges and sections of the track;
  • $750,000 to replace the ageing timber boardwalk in Goegrup Lake Nature Reserve in the Mandurah region;
  • $350,000 for upgrades to buildings, new facilities and services across national parks in the Peel region, including Serpentine National Park; and
  • $25 million for the Healthy Estuaries WA program for improvement works in estuaries across regional WA, including in the Peel-Harvey system. 

Strengthening Western Australia's health and community services is a vital component of the WA Recovery Plan. It includes $4 million towards the expansion of family and domestic violence refuges, including the construction of an additional six units at the Peel therapeutic refuge.

The full list of projects can be viewed at inthistogether.wa.gov.au 

Read the full media statement here

* Please check the website for details about eligibility for free and half price course fee qualifications.

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Premier announces recovery plan for WA's Gascoyne region

Premier announces recovery plan for WA's Gascoyne region

Premier announces recovery plan for WA's Gascoyne region

7th August, 2020

Boosting jobs, tourism, training and infrastructure

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Premier announces recovery plan for WA's Gascoyne region

7th August, 2020

Boosting jobs, tourism, training and infrastructure

The McGowan Government has today announced a multi-million dollar package for the Gascoyne region, as part of the WA Recovery Plan, to drive economic and social recovery and create a pipeline of local jobs.

The Gascoyne Recovery Plan is focused on getting locals back to work and includes a significant investment in industry sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training and agriculture.It will deliver a pipeline of short and long term jobs supporting and strengthening our existing industries, as well as laying the foundation for jobs of the future. The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs.  The WA Government's revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses are in the box seat to carry out this work.

The plan includes:

  • $1.3 million towards planning for the redevelopment of the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp facility in Exmouth, to cater for recreational tourists and separate commercial use;
  • $1.47 million to upgrade wastewater services to allow for the expansion of the Coral Bay Caravan Park;
  • $2.65 million for significant upgrades to visitor access and facilities in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area;
  • $1.2 million for upgrades to visitor access and facilities in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area;
  • $6 million for the Regional Aviation Recovery Program to ensure affordable airfares for residents and tourists including between Perth and Exmouth to stimulate visitation between July and October 2020; and
  • $3 million in total for regional aviation support to ensure a minimum level of service to regional locations Monkey Mia and Carnarvon. 

Strengthening Western Australia's health and community infrastructure is a vital component of the WA Recovery Plan, with several projects announced including:

  • $18.8 million towards operating regional renal hostels including a service in Carnarvon;
  • $1.85 million for upgrades to sobering up centres including in Carnarvon;
  • $80 million statewide for targeted maintenance programs for regional social, remote and government workers housing properties, including approximately 100 homes across the Gascoyne and Mid-West regions; and
  • $3.81 million to regularise the electricity network in remote communities including Woodgamia, making it safer and more reliable. 

As well as supporting existing industries, the Gascoyne Recovery Plan has a focus on driving investment in renewable energy and new technologies to create sustainable jobs. It includes enabling more customers to install rooftop solar systems and reduce their power bills, with funding allocated for Exmouth, Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction.

Gascoyne residents will also benefit from free TAFE short courses, with free and half price training available through the Skills Ready program at Central Regional TAFE's Carnarvon campus.
 

Find out more about free and half price training

For further details of today's announcement, view the full media statement

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Wheatbelt training facilities overhaul to meet industry needs

Wheatbelt training facilities overhaul to meet industry needs

Wheatbelt training facilities overhaul to meet industry needs

6th August, 2020

$2million upgrades for Central Regional TAFE's Northam campus

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Wheatbelt training facilities overhaul to meet industry needs

6th August, 2020

$2million upgrades for Central Regional TAFE's Northam campus

WA Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery was at Central Regional TAFE’s Northam campus today to announce a $2 million project to modernise the campus, as part of the State Government's Rebuilding our TAFEs plan.

Current facilities, which include light automotive, metals and construction workshops, will be replaced with contemporary training facilities and upgraded equipment to meet industry needs.The enhanced learning environments will ensure Wheatbelt students are trained to be job ready in industry areas essential to the region including building and construction, metal fabrication, automotive and engineering. The new facilities will meet demand for more skilled workers in the region by expanding training options.

Additionally, the upgraded workshops will be an integral to the region’s Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) programs, offering pathways into apprenticeships such as agricultural machinery technology and heavy commercial fitting.

The Northam campus spend is part of a $167.4 million investment in capital works projects, announced by Premier Mark McGowan last week, which will see five Western Australian TAFE colleges significantly upgraded. As part of the WA Government's commitment to regional WA, more than half of the total spend has been allocated to projects at regional TAFE colleges. The capital works projects, key to the State Government’s $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, will deliver state of the art learning opportunities for students and boost the WA economy by generating jobs.

The State Government has recently increased the number of half price* courses available, as part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative under the Skills Ready program. Initially launched in January, the initiative halved the cost of training for 34 high priority qualifications. In July, the program was expanded to include an additional 39 courses slashed by up to 72 per cent to align with the State's immediate economic needs following COVID-19. The courses with reduced fees, as well as new free* short courses, are also targeted at job opportunities that relate to capital works initiatives such as the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan.

Find out more about free and half price training on the Jobs and Skills WA website

Read the full media statement here

*Half price applies to course fees only; other fees may apply. Please see website for details.
**Please visit the website for details of eligibility requirements for free training.

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TAFE investment to boost trades training in the Great Southern

TAFE investment to boost trades training in the Great Southern

TAFE investment to boost trades training in the Great Southern

6th August, 2020

$17 million for new trades workshops at Albany TAFE

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TAFE investment to boost trades training in the Great Southern

6th August, 2020

$17 million for new trades workshops at Albany TAFE

As part of the Rebuilding our TAFEs Plan, Premier Mark McGowan was in Albany today to announce $17 million for new trades training workshops at South Regional TAFE's Albany campus.

Outdated 50-year old training workshops will be replaced with contemporary facilities to ensure people in the Great Southern have access to high quality training that meets the demands of the local industries and employers — particularly those in the automotive, metals and engineering, building and construction, and carpentry and joinery industries. The project will consolidate trades training to one area of the campus, which will expand training options and improve training outcomes so that students graduate job ready for local employment opportunities. 

The Albany campus spend is part of a $167.4 million investment in capital works projects, announced by the Premier last week, which will see facilities at all five Western Australian TAFE colleges significantly upgraded. As part of the State Government's commitment to regional Western Australia, more than half of the total spend has been allocated to projects at regional TAFE colleges. The capital works projects, key to the State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, will deliver state of the art learning opportunities for students and boost the WA economy by generating jobs.

Through the new Skills Ready program, the State Government has recently increased the number of half price* courses available as part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative. Initially launched in January, the initiative halved the cost of training for 34 high priority qualifications. In July, the program was expanded to include an additional 39 courses with fees slashed by up to 72 per cent to align with the State's immediate economic needs following COVID-19. The courses with reduced fees are also targeted at job opportunities that relate to capital works initiatives such as the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan. A range of free** training is also now available under the Skills Ready program. 
 

Find out more about free and half price training on the Jobs and Skills WA website

*Half price applies to course fees only; other fees may apply. Please see website for details.
**Please visit the website for details of eligibility requirements for free training.
 

Read the full media statement here

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New free training for agricultural harvest operations

New free training for agricultural harvest operations

New free training for agricultural harvest operations

6th August, 2020

Get farm ready with the Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set!

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New free training for agricultural harvest operations

6th August, 2020

Get farm ready with the Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set!

As part of the Rebuilding our TAFEs Plan, Premier Mark McGowan was in Albany today to announce $17 million for new trades training workshops at South Regional TAFE's Albany campus.

Outdated 50-year old training workshops will be replaced with contemporary facilities to ensure people in the Great Southern have access to high quality training that meets the demands of the local industries and employers — particularly those in the automotive, metals and engineering, building and construction, and carpentry and joinery industries. The project will consolidate trades training to one area of the campus, which will expand training options and improve training outcomes so that students graduate job ready for local employment opportunities. 

The Albany campus spend is part of a $167.4 million investment in capital works projects, announced by the Premier last week, which will see facilities at all five Western Australian TAFE colleges significantly upgraded. As part of the State Government's commitment to regional Western Australia, more than half of the total spend has been allocated to projects at regional TAFE colleges. The capital works projects, key to the State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, will deliver state of the art learning opportunities for students and boost the WA economy by generating jobs.

Through the new Skills Ready program, the State Government has recently increased the number of half price* courses available as part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative. Initially launched in January, the initiative halved the cost of training for 34 high priority qualifications. In July, the program was expanded to include an additional 39 courses with fees slashed by up to 72 per cent to align with the State's immediate economic needs following COVID-19. The courses with reduced fees are also targeted at job opportunities that relate to capital works initiatives such as the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan. A range of free** training is also now available under the Skills Ready program. 
 

Find out more about free and half price training on the Jobs and Skills WA website

*Half price applies to course fees only; other fees may apply. Please see website for details.
**Please visit the website for details of eligibility requirements for free training.
 

Read the full media statement here

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Wheatbelt Recovery Plan

Wheatbelt Recovery Plan

$8 million investment in WA's ag sector for Muresk Institute

6th August, 2020

New specialist training centre for farm technologies

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$8 million investment in WA's ag sector for Muresk Institute

6th August, 2020

New specialist training centre for farm technologies

WA is Australia’s largest grain-growing region and, as the rate of technology adoption escalates, the demand for agricultural machinery apprentices is expected to grow significantly. The farm mechanisation sector is critical to good crop yields and profitability with about eight per cent of farming budgets spent on machinery repairs and maintenance, and a centralised specialist training centre was identified by industry as key to its success.

As part of the State Government's $167.4 million infrastructure investment in TAFE, Muresk Institute is set to become home to a new $7.5 million Specialist Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation to train farm machinery technicians in new and emerging technologies.  Muresk, a 898 hectare working farm in Northam, has a rich history of providing world-class agricultural education and training and as a hub for modern agriculture is uniquely placed to meet industry needs. The creation of the new centre follows extensive industry consultation and is part of a $167.4 million capital works component of our Rebuilding our TAFEs plan.

The new centre, coupled with industry partnerships and affordable and free training options for the agricultural sector, will help ensure a pipeline of skilled workers. The project will include construction of two large machinery training workshops, covered hardstand area, classrooms and new training equipment.

In addition, $500,000 has been allocated towards a specialist shearing shed to provide interactive training in wool handling and shearing for students at Muresk. 

This capital works project is part of the State Government’s $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, which will deliver state-of-the-art learning opportunities for students and boost the WA economy by generating jobs. As part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to regional WA, more than half of the total spend has been allocated to regional projects.

The State Government has recently increased the number of half price* courses available, including qualifications in agriculture, as part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative. Initially launched in January, the initiative halved the cost of training for 34 high priority qualifications. In July, the program was expanded to include an additional 39 courses slashed by up to 72 per cent to align with the State's immediate economic needs following COVID-19. The courses with reduced fees are also targeted at job opportunities that relate to capital works initiatives such as the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan. In July this year the Skills Ready program was launched, with a number of free short course skill sets to get people job ready for work in priority industry areas as part of the WA Recovery Plan

Also announced today is a new free* job ready skill set in harvesting; Broadacres Harvest Operations. The new skill set is aimed at anyone who wishes to join the agricultural industry and gain employment as a farm worker, during harvest, or as a starting point for a career in ag and will appeal to school leavers, career changers, or those already in the industry who wish to update or upskill. It also offers a study pathway to ful Lower fees, local skills qualifications such as the Certificate III in Agriculture, as well as other VET programs.

Find out more about free and half price training on the Jobs and Skills WA website

Read the full media statement here

*Half price applies to course fees only; other fees may apply. Please see website for details.
**Please visit the website for details of eligibility requirements for free training.

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Wheatbelt Recovery Plan unveiled

Wheatbelt Recovery Plan unveiled

Wheatbelt Recovery Plan unveiled

6th August, 2020

Boosting the region's training, jobs  and economy

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Wheatbelt Recovery Plan unveiled

6th August, 2020

Boosting the region's training, jobs  and economy

The McGowan Government has unveiled a multimillion dollar package for the Wheatbelt region as part of the WA Recovery Plan to drive economic and social recovery, and create a pipeline of local jobs. The Wheatbelt Recovery Plan is focused on getting locals back to work and includes a significant investment in sectors including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training. It will deliver a pipeline of short and long term jobs supporting and strengthening our existing industries, as well as laying the foundation for jobs of the future.

As part of the State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs package, the plan includes upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region including:

  • $8 million to the Muresk Institute in Northam for a new trades workshop, classrooms and specialist facilities for agricultural machinery apprentices, and a new workshop space for shearing skills;
  • $2 million to Central Regional TAFE's Northam campus for major upgrades to workshop facilities and equipment;
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians, with a variety of free courses available at Central Regional TAFE and at South Regional TAFE's Narrogin campus; and
  • $32 million to expand the Lower fees, local skills program and significantly reduce TAFE fees across 39 high priority courses

The Wheatbelt Recovery Plan includes investment in local infrastructure to create opportunities for local businesses and jobs for local workers.

The McGowan Government's revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses are in the box seat to carry out this work. It includes:

  • $35 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 400 kilometres of Wheatbelt roads with shoulder sealing and installation of audible lines, creating around 150 local jobs;
  • $80 million across the State for targeted maintenance programs for regional social, remote and government workers housing properties, including approximately 150 homes in the Wheatbelt;
  • $141.7 million to refurbish social, remote and government workers housing across WA's ageing housing stock, including approximately 60 homes in the Wheatbelt; and
  • $1.63 million statewide funding for maintenance and infrastructure upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities, including at Badjaling. 

The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs, including:

  • $425,000 for upgrades to visitor facilities in Nambung National Park, including improving services at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre and sealing the access road and car park at Lake Thetis; and
  • $175,000 for upgrades to visitor facilities in parks across the Wheatbelt region, including upgrading buildings, trails, camp sites and roads in the proposed Dryandra Woodland National Park and at Eaglestone Rock. 

The Wheatbelt region will also benefit from a range of statewide programs included in the WA Recovery Plan. This includes:

  • $23 million across the State for green jobs to employ people with no prior skills on environmental restoration including fencing, seeding and rehabilitating degraded land, in regional locations including across the Wheatbelt;
  • $10 million towards the Clean Energy Future Fund to invest in clean energy technologies; and
  • $8.1 million to continue the eConnected Grainbelt Program to promote the availability of information and ag-tech tools across WA's grain industry to provide growers with tailored information including weather, pests and diseases and to maintain 187 automated weather stations. 
     

For more information, visit inthistogether.wa.gov.au

Read the full media statement here

 

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$10 million TAFE investment is gold for the Goldfields!

$10 million TAFE investment is gold for the Goldfields!

$10 million TAFE investment is gold for the Goldfields!

4th August, 2020

New $46 million Goldfields—Esperance Recovery Plan announced

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$10 million TAFE investment is gold for the Goldfields!

4th August, 2020

New $46 million Goldfields—Esperance Recovery Plan announced

Premier Mark McGowan was in Kalgoorlie—Boulder today to announce a $46 million package for the Goldfields—Esperance region, as part of the WA Recovery Plan to drive economic and social recovery and create a pipeline of local jobs. The package includes a $10 million funding injection to bolster trades training at Central Regional TAFE (CR TAFE), as part of the WA Government's Rebuilding our TAFEs plan.

  • A new $9 million heavy plant and engineering trade workshop will provide students with a state of the art training environment, and support the delivery of job ready employees to local industry. The focus for the new workshop will be to expand training for mechanic and engineering trades, tailored to support resource sector needs.
     
  • An additional $1 million will be spent on upgrades to an existing workshop at the Kalgoorlie TAFE campus. The combined $10 million capital works project will see approximately 400 apprentices trained at the campus each year in high demand engineering, fabrication, electrical and automotive programs.

The Kalgoorlie TAFE campus spend is part of a $167.4 million investment in capital works projects, announced by Premier McGowan last week, which will see five Western Australian TAFE colleges significantly upgraded. As part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to regional WA, more than half of the total spend has been allocated to projects at regional TAFE colleges. The capital works projects, key to the State Government’s $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, will support learning opportunities for students and boost the WA economy by generating jobs.

The new training facilities will meet demand for more skilled workers in the Kalgoorlie—Boulder and Goldfields region by expanding training options, and increasing the number of half price courses available as part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative. Initially launched in January, the initiative halved the cost of training for 34 high priority qualifications. In July, the program was expanded to include an additional 39 courses slashed by up to 72 per cent to align with the State's immediate economic needs following COVID-19 as part of the new Skills Ready program. The courses with reduced fees are also targeted at job opportunities that relate to capital works initiatives such as the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan.

Find out more about free and half price courses

“The people of Kalgoorlie—Boulder can look forward to contemporary, state of the art training facilities where they can train for the jobs of today and into the future." said the Premier. “This is all part of our plan to drive WA's economic and social recovery, by creating a pipeline of local jobs through investment in infrastructure projects and support of vital industries. Keeping our resources sector strong is a priority. It will ensure we are well positioned to bounce-back as the WA economy recovers.”

Read the full media statement here

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Top TAFE training facilities in our top end!

Top TAFE training facilities in our top end!

Top TAFE training facilities in our top end!

30th July, 2020

$16M investment in new and upgraded training centres for the Kimberley

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Top TAFE training facilities in our top end!

30th July, 2020

$16M investment in new and upgraded training centres for the Kimberley

As part of the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, a key initiative under the WA Recovery Plan, the McGowan Government today announced funding for the construction of new state of the art training facilities at North Regional TAFE's Broome and Kununurra campuses.

The $10 million hospitality centre in Broome will provide students with a contemporary training environment. It will also be home to a brand new live works training restaurant and alfresco café, adding vibrancy to local communities while delivering industry-standard training and fostering industry partnerships. The new centre will ensure students are jobready and equipped to take up local employment opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry, as well as in the wider region such as catering in mine sites.

A further $6 million for the Kununurra campus has been allocated for a health and hospitality trade training centre. The new training facility will provide simulated in home care training facilities to support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) related training, and enable North Regional TAFE to deliver NDIS and aged care training. 

These upgrades to North Regional TAFE are part of a $167.4 million investment in capital works projects, announced by the Premier earlier this week. As part of the State Government's commitment to regional WA, almost half of the total spend — more than $79.1 million — has been allocated to projects at regional TAFE colleges. North Regional TAFE's Pundulmurra campus (South Hedland) and Minurmarghali Mia campus (Roebourne) are also set to receive new facilities through the initiative. As well as improving learning opportunities for students, these projects will also boost the WA economy by generating jobs in the region.

The Rebuilding our TAFEs plan includes:

  • $167.4 million in capital works projects across WA
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians
  • $32 million for the expansion of the Lower fees, local skills program
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive

The new state-of-the-art training facilities will meet demand for more skilled workers in the region by expanding free training options and increasing the number of half price courses available, as part of the State Government's Lower fees, local skills initiative. Initially launched in January, the initiative halved the cost of training for 34 high priority qualifications. In July, the program was expanded to include an additional 39 courses slashed by up to 72 per cent to align with the State's immediate economic needs following COVID-19.The courses with reduced fees are also targeted at job opportunities that relate to capital works initiatives such as the Rebuilding our TAFEs plan.

For information about free training and half price qualifications, visit the Skills Ready page at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready

"Improving TAFE facilities is a key component of the WA Recovery Plan. This $16 million investment in the Kimberley will deliver world class training facilities to the region's health and hospitality industries." said the Premier. "Vocational education and training will play a major role in WA's economic recovery and, through our Rebuilding our TAFEs program, we've invested $229.2 million to support the sector."

Read the full media statement here

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New state of the art NDIS Training Centre opens in Broome

New state of the art NDIS Training Centre opens in Broome

New state of the art NDIS Training Centre opens in Broome

29th July, 2020

Supporting the region’s demand for skilled workers in aged and disability care

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New state of the art NDIS Training Centre opens in Broome

29th July, 2020

Supporting the region’s demand for skilled workers in aged and disability care

Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson today opened the brand new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Training Centre at North Regional TAFE’s Broome campus. Built at a cost of $955,000, the centre was designed to cater for the region’s increase in demand for skilled aged care and disability workers. Designed by local firm Engawa Architects and constructed by Broome Builders, only local subcontractors were engaged to work on the project.

The state of  the art facility includes a dedicated teaching space and four simulated in-home care environments, with a customised bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and living room to reflect a client’s home. The centre also includes a bedroom and ensuite bathroom that replicates hospitals and aged care facilities, to ensure students can achieve the competencies required for NDIS related training.

The new facility will support the delivery of Lower fees, local skills half price course fee qualifications. These courses in priority areas have course fees reduced from 50 to 72 per cent to align with WA's immediate economic needs following COVID-19. The NDIS Training Centre will deliver the following half price courses:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing;
  • Disability and Home and Community Care; and
  • Certificate II - Diploma of Community Services and the Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

In addition, the facility will be used for the delivery of the new Provide Individual Support skill set which provides participants with critical skills for jobs in aged care and disability support. North Regional TAFE has already has already had more than 25 applications for this skill set which is free to people under 25 years of age, and other eligible concession students.

“This state of the art centre will provide students with the very best learning environment as they train for jobs to meet local workforce needs. Skilled workers across a range of trades and occupations will be in high demand as the economy recovers, and an investment in training is an investment in the future." said the Minister. 

Find out more about free and half price training here 

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$9.17 million for new Mandurah TAFE hospitality and tourism training centre

$9.17 million for new Mandurah TAFE hospitality and tourism training centre

$9.17 million for new Mandurah TAFE hospitality and tourism training centre

29th July, 2020

Meeting demand for skilled hospitality and tourism workers in the Peel region

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$9.17 million for new Mandurah TAFE hospitality and tourism training centre

29th July, 2020

Meeting demand for skilled hospitality and tourism workers in the Peel region

As part of the WA Recovery Plan, the McGowan Labor Government today announced a world class hospitality and tourism training centre will be built at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus. The $9.17 million centre will vastly improve the greater Peel region’s capacity to train job-ready, highly skilled chefs, front of house staff, and events management and tourism workers. The new facility, set to replace an ageing home economics-style room, will focus on training apprentice chefs and engaging local secondary students, young people and the long-term unemployed in vocational education and training.

The Mandurah TAFE hospitality and Tourism Training Centre is part of a record $167.3 million investment in capital works projects, announced by Premier McGowan earlier today, which will see five Western Australian TAFE colleges significantly upgraded. The major capital works spend, key to the State Government’s $225 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan, will deliver state-of-the-art learning opportunities for students and boost the WA economy by generating jobs. The Rebuilding our TAFEs plan includes:

  • $167.3 million in capital works projects across WA;
  • An additional $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians;
  • $32 million for the expansion of the Lower fees, local skills program; and
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive.

Mandurah’s new state of the-art training facility will meet demand for more skilled workers and build greater youth engagement in the region by expanding training options and the number of half price courses available through the the Lower fees, local skills program. Initially launched in January, the initiative halved the cost of training for 34 high priority qualifications. In July, the program was expanded to include an additional 39 courses reduced by up to 72 per cent to align with the State’s immediate economic needs following COVID-19.

“Skilled workers across a range of trades and occupations will be in high demand as the economy recovers and it’s essential that we strengthen WA’s vocational education and training sector to upskill and retrain Western Australians. This world-class training facility will support the building of a highly skilled workforce in the greater Peel region across the hospitality and tourism industries." said the Premier.

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Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

28th July, 2020

State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs program announced today

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Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

28th July, 2020

State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs program announced today

The McGowan Government today announced the biggest capital works program in history for TAFE campuses across the State, as part of the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan. The $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan includes a record $167.4 million investment in capital works projects to upgrade essential infrastructure across the five Western Australian TAFE colleges. The upgrades will create world-class learning opportunities for students while generating a pipeline of jobs, which will deliver a boost to the economy and help Western Australia get back on track.  

  • Two North Metropolitan TAFE campuses will receive significant upgrades as part of the program. 
  • The ageing Balga campus is set to receive a major upgrade, with $32 million allocated to overhaul the campus that was originally constructed in the 1970s.
  • A new multistorey building will replace 22 transportable classrooms to provide training in building and construction, community services and general education.
  • Construction of a new trade training workshop, and associated technology laboratories, for light automotive training is also planned for the Kendrew Crescent campus in Joondalup, with $17.6 million budgeted. 
  • South Metropolitan TAFE's Armadale campus, split over temporary buildings in various locations, will be replaced, with $22.6 million earmarked for construction of a new consolidated state-of-the-art campus. The new campus will be more accessible for young people, boost student capacity and enhance training delivery. Vocational Education and Training delivered to secondary students will also be a strong focus for the campus to help address youth unemployment. 
  • Regional Western Australia will also benefit from upgrades totalling $79.1 million, including a $17 million upgrade to South Regional TAFE, Albany; $22 million to North Regional TAFE, Pundulmurra (South Hedland); $2 million for upgrades to Central Regional TAFE, Northam; while $5 million is planned to go towards a new classroom block at North Regional TAFE, Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne).

This record infrastructure spend complements the McGowan Government's other initiatives to form its plan to rebuild WA's training sector, to support displaced workers, women and youth, and provide training for emerging skills needed in the community. The Rebuilding our TAFEs plan includes:

  • $167.4 million in capital works projects across WA;
  • $25 million for free short courses to upskill thousands of WA;
  • $32 million for the expansion of the Lower fees, local skills program; and
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive. 

For more information, visit inthistogether.wa.gov.au

"Our TAFE sector is a vital component of the WA Recovery Plan, and this announcement will revitalise TAFE across the State." said the Premier. "The Rebuilding our TAFEs program will deliver job-creating infrastructure to ensure students will continue to learn in first-class facilities. The reductions in course fees will create huge incentives for Western Australians to take up training opportunities in in-demand sectors.  The plan will support the creation of jobs in the short term, but will also enable us to build a strong future. This is about ensuring young Western Australians have a bright future, laying the groundwork for the ongoing prosperity of our State. The Rebuilding our TAFEs plan will create of a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians, ensuring the State will rebound stronger than ever."

Read the full media statement here

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COVID-19 Industry Feedback

June summary updates

Industry training councils are a key component of the Western Australian VET sector, providing a direct link between industry and the State Training Board.

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, training councils have reached out to Western Australian industry, seeking advice on critical workforce and training needs. This intelligence has been provided to the State Training Board. The Board has provided this to the Western Australian Government to inform the State’s pandemic response strategy.

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Review of skills, training and workforce development

Review of skills, training and workforce development

Review of skills, training and workforce development

28th July, 2020

Review report and State Government response now available

Review of skills, training and workforce development

28th July, 2020

Review report and State Government response now available

On 21 May 2020, Premier Mark McGowan and the Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery announced the establishment of an urgent review on skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID 19's impact on the workforce in Western Australia. The Review Report was submitted to the State Recovery Controller on 30 June 2020 and was recently considered by the State Government.

The Review made 46 observations and recommendations under the following five key themes:

  1. New futures for Western Australians
  2. 21st century apprenticeships
  3. Maximising skills from Government investment
  4. Live-learn-work in regional WA
  5. Next generation training

Recommendations arising from the review will support Western Australia’s workforce to look forward. Creating new futures for displaced workers, and preparing the workforce for the digital world and new technologies, will be vital to the State’s recovery.  Building the capacity of regional WA and ensuring disadvantaged people are supported in transitions to training and work will also be critical to serving the needs of the WA economy and community now and into the future. 

The State Government has confirmed its commitment to advancing immediately almost all of the Review recommendations. Implementation has already commenced with the announcement of the State Government’s $57 million training recovery package on 2 July 2020. This included a range of initiatives, such as the expansion of Lower Fees Local Skills program, fee free short courses available to engage youth and displaced workers, and opportunities for apprentices, trainees, and their employers. 

Read more about these initiatives here

Implementation of the Review recommendations will continue as part of the State’s Recovery Plan.

Further information, and the Review Report and the State Government's response, is available here

View the full media statement here

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New $1.1M Health and Community Care Training Centre opens

New $1.1M Health and Community Care Training Centre opens

New $1.1M Health and Community Care Training Centre opens

24th July, 2020

State of the art facilities for students

WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery officially opened the new $1.1 million Health and Community Care Training Centre at Central Regional TAFE's Kalgoorlie campus last Friday.

New $1.1M Health and Community Care Training Centre opens

24th July, 2020

State of the art facilities for students

WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery officially opened the new $1.1 million Health and Community Care Training Centre at Central Regional TAFE's Kalgoorlie campus last Friday.

The state of the art training facilities provide an authentic workplace experience for students of nursing, aged care, disability and individual support, allied health, mental health and more. It features an eight-bed hospital ward, reception area, medication room, showers, pan room, and an aged care residence. 

The opening of the new centre is particularly timely, with a range of free training and half price course fees qualifications in a range of healthcare areas, including nursing and aged care, under the Skills Ready program. To find out more, please visit the Jobs and Skills WA website

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Elite athletes get fair playing field for apprenticeships and traineeships

Elite athletes get fair playing field for apprenticeships and traineeships

Elite athletes get fair playing field for apprenticeships and traineeships

3rd July, 2020

New flexible arrangements support elite athletes to access VET

Elite athletes get fair playing field for apprenticeships and traineeships

3rd July, 2020

New flexible arrangements support elite athletes to access VET

The McGowan Government has opened up new career opportunities for Western Australian elite athletes, after reducing the minimum hours required for them to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship. The EEAT arrangements will also help our elite athletes to diversify their interests during their sporting careers, while supporting them to transition to life after sport. The West Coast Eagles Football Club and Western Australian Institute of Sport have played a significant role in the change.

Doing an apprenticeship or traineeship part-time has been out of reach for many elite athletes because of managing the demands of sport with the requirement to fulfil a minimum number of hours in order to gain a qualification. Under the new EAAT, minimum part time hours will change from 15 or 20 hours per week to 7.5 hours per week for elite athletes, averaged over six month periods.

For more information on the EAAT arrangements including eligibility criteria and fact sheets, visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au or call the Apprenticeship Office Helpline on 13 19 54.

"The flexibility of Western Australia’s training sector is a huge asset to our State." said Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery. “The McGowan Government continues to be responsive to industry needs thanks to our adaptable training sector, which has never been more important than in the current climate. We’ve already had significant interest in the program, which highlights the need for the new arrangements.”.

 

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New free training to get WA Skills Ready!

New free training to get WA Skills Ready!

New free training to get WA Skills Ready!

2nd July, 2020

$57 million recovery package for WA TAFE and VET sector

The McGowan Labor Government has unveiled a comprehensive $57 million package for the training sector that will deliver 15 free short courses and slash course fees or thousands of Western Australians, as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

New free training to get WA Skills Ready!

2nd July, 2020

$57 million recovery package for WA TAFE and VET sector

The McGowan Labor Government has unveiled a comprehensive $57 million package for the training sector that will deliver 15 free short courses and slash course fees or thousands of Western Australians, as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

In an expansion of the Lower fees, local skills initiative that rolled out before COVID-19,  course fees for a further 39 high priority courses will be slashed by as much as 72 per cent. The expanded program now includes 73 courses in total and will ensure Western Australians can access affordable training to help them get back into jobs. The heavily reduced fees have been targeted to align with the State’s immediate economic needs following COVID-19.

What's new

Free* infection control and job ready skill sets

The package includes $25 million for free short courses that have been developed in consultation with industry to engage displaced workers, including young people, and meet immediate and emerging skill requirements as the economy recovers. These free skill sets will provide a launch-pad for students to get skills ready for new jobs, and provide pathways to full qualifications.

The initial list of 15 short courses will be available to around 13,500 Western Australians and includes free infection control skill sets, and courses in hospitality, logistics, cyber security, agriculture, civil construction and small business. Many of the short courses have built-in foundation digital skills and literacy and numeracy training. The free short courses can also be used as a credit towards a full qualification from the expanded Lower fees, local skills initiative.

More Lower fees, local skills qualifications

  • The program now also includes 27 Certificate-level qualifications that will have course fees reduced from between 50 and 67 per cent for areas such as plumbing, agriculture, METRONET courses, construction, electrical trades, health services, fabrication, mental health and disability services.
     
  • Six diploma courses – including Diploma of Nursing, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Community Services— will have course fees reduced by 72 per cent.
     
  • Six pre-apprenticeship courses will have course fees cut by 67 per cent. These courses, in areas including automotive electrical technology, engineering, plumbing and, building and construction, will prepare students for apprenticeships in industries where there will be demand for skilled workers.
     
  • From second semester, the maximum  course fees students will pay for Lower fees, local skills qualifications will be capped at $400 for concession students and youth and $1,200 for non-concession students.

For more information on the free training and new Lower fees, local skills qualifications visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready

For free advice, information and support about training, please contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.

Enrolments open on Monday 6 July 2020.

*Please note: Some of the free courses have eligibility requirements. Please go to jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready for full details.

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Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

2nd July, 2020

New reengagement incentive to help maintain WA's pipeline of skilled workers

Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

2nd July, 2020

New reengagement incentive to help maintain WA's pipeline of skilled workers

Up to $6,000 in financial support is now available to employers who take on a displaced apprentice or trainee, as part of the McGowan Government's commitment to support apprentices and trainees during the State's COVID-19 recovery. The incentive will help employers maintain a pipeline of skilled workers in Western Australia and is available until June 30, 2021 from the Department of Training and Workforce Development.  

The new Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive provides employers with a one-off payment of $6,000 for hiring an apprentice and $3,000 for hiring a trainee.

Employers who take on an apprentice or trainee whose training contract was terminated on or after 1 March 2020, are eligible to receive the payment.

The financial boost for businesses follows the recent announcement by the State Government to cover the training costs for more than 3,000 apprentices and trainees who have had their contracts cancelled or suspended, to continue their 'off the job' training for up to six months.

"We know that many apprentices and trainees have been doing it tough during this period, and as we continue the recovery process, we want to get them back into our workshops and back to work." said Premier Mark McGowan. "By providing these financial incentives, we are backing our local businesses to take on displaced apprentices and trainees to ensure our future workers have the technical and practical skills to meet the immediate needs of the workforce."

The new incentive is supported by a new Out of Contract Register which helps apprentices and trainees who have been stood down to find a new employer. The register provides employers with a quick search tool to find apprentices and trainees who are keen to continue their training.

Information and support for employers of apprentices and trainees is available from the Apprenticeship Office Helpline on 13 19 54.

 

 

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WA Training Awards return for 2020!

WA Training Awards return for 2020!

WA Training Awards return for 2020!

30th June, 2020

Applications for new streamlined 2020 program open 1 July

The annual Western Australian Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, following the State's staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced today that applications for the WA Training Awards would open tomorrow, July 1, with the State's top apprentices, trainees and students encouraged to apply. 

WA Training Awards return for 2020!

30th June, 2020

Applications for new streamlined 2020 program open 1 July

The annual Western Australian Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, following the State's staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced today that applications for the WA Training Awards would open tomorrow, July 1, with the State's top apprentices, trainees and students encouraged to apply. 

Individual winners will receive $3,000 in cash and may be eligible to compete against the nation's best at the Australian Training Awards in November.

This year, winners will be recognised across five individual categories. These are: WA Apprentice of the Year; WA School-based Apprentice of the Year; WA Trainee of the Year; WA Vocational Student of the Year; and WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. Applications close August 14 and winners will be announced in October.

For more information or to apply, visit https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/watrainingawards/wata2020

"The WA Training Awards are the State's premier training award program, showcasing excellence and putting our best talent in the spotlight." said the Minister. "With vocational education and training playing a vital role in the rebuilding of Western Australia's economy, there is no better time to recognise our best students. I strongly encourage all apprentices, trainees and vocational students to apply for the Awards - now is the time to showcase your individual talent and set the benchmark for the future of WA."

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Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

28th July, 2020

State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs program announced today

Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

28th July, 2020

State Government's $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs program announced today

The McGowan Government today announced the biggest capital works program in history for TAFE campuses across the State, as part of the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan. The $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs plan includes a record $167.4 million investment in capital works projects to upgrade essential infrastructure across the five Western Australian TAFE colleges. The upgrades will create world-class learning opportunities for students while generating a pipeline of jobs, which will deliver a boost to the economy and help Western Australia get back on track.  

  • Two North Metropolitan TAFE campuses will receive significant upgrades as part of the program. 
  • The ageing Balga campus is set to receive a major upgrade, with $32 million allocated to overhaul the campus that was originally constructed in the 1970s.
  • A new multistorey building will replace 22 transportable classrooms to provide training in building and construction, community services and general education.
  • Construction of a new trade training workshop, and associated technology laboratories, for light automotive training is also planned for the Kendrew Crescent campus in Joondalup, with $17.6 million budgeted. 
  • South Metropolitan TAFE's Armadale campus, split over temporary buildings in various locations, will be replaced, with $22.6 million earmarked for construction of a new consolidated state-of-the-art campus. The new campus will be more accessible for young people, boost student capacity and enhance training delivery. Vocational Education and Training delivered to secondary students will also be a strong focus for the campus to help address youth unemployment. 
  • Regional Western Australia will also benefit from upgrades totalling $79.1 million, including a $17 million upgrade to South Regional TAFE, Albany; $22 million to North Regional TAFE, Pundulmurra (South Hedland); $2 million for upgrades to Central Regional TAFE, Northam; while $5 million is planned to go towards a new classroom block at North Regional TAFE, Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne).

This record infrastructure spend complements the McGowan Government's other initiatives to form its plan to rebuild WA's training sector, to support displaced workers, women and youth, and provide training for emerging skills needed in the community. The Rebuilding our TAFEs plan includes:

  • $167.4 million in capital works projects across WA;
  • $25 million for free short courses to upskill thousands of WA;
  • $32 million for the expansion of the Lower fees, local skills program; and
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive. 

For more information, visit inthistogether.wa.gov.au

"Our TAFE sector is a vital component of the WA Recovery Plan, and this announcement will revitalise TAFE across the State." said the Premier. "The Rebuilding our TAFEs program will deliver job-creating infrastructure to ensure students will continue to learn in first-class facilities. The reductions in course fees will create huge incentives for Western Australians to take up training opportunities in in-demand sectors.  The plan will support the creation of jobs in the short term, but will also enable us to build a strong future. This is about ensuring young Western Australians have a bright future, laying the groundwork for the ongoing prosperity of our State. The Rebuilding our TAFEs plan will create of a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians, ensuring the State will rebound stronger than ever."

Read the full media statement here

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WA Recovery Plan

WA Recovery Plan

$5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan launched to get WA back on track

Focus on job creation and skilling our workforce through VET

$5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan launched to get WA back on track

Focus on job creation and skilling our workforce through VET

Premier Mark McGowan has released the comprehensive WA Recovery Plan — the next important step in WA's COVID-19 journey that will help drive economic and social recovery across the State, and create a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians. The plan has been developed in consultation with the State Recovery Advisory Group, which includes representatives from business, industry, not-for-profit organisations, UnionsWA, the public sector, local government and the community.

The $5.5 billion investment will create thousands of local jobs in important sectors such as construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, agriculture, mining and conservation. It includes more than $60 million for 'shovel-ready' maintenance upgrades to vital State Government facilities, expected to get underway within weeks. These projects will create an immediate boost to workers such as electricians, painters, plumbers, builders and carpenters.

One of the priority areas within the plan is rebuilding TAFE and reskilling our workforce. 

  • New and upgraded specialist facilities with state of the art equipment will be constructed in the largest ever capital funding program for WA TAFE collegess. 
  • $25 million has been allocated to provide free training for people to extend transferable skills and tap into new job needs  (see jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready).
  • $32 million to support the Lower fees, local skills program, under which course fees for priority qualifications have been slashed by up to 72 per cent, to provide easier access to training in critical areas  (see jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready#lower-fees-local-skills-half-price-course-fees).
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive which offers employers one-off payments to reengage displaced workers  — $6,000 for apprentices and $3,000 for trainees  —(see jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/reengagementincentive).

The WA Recovery Plan is available at wa.gov.au/government/wa-recovery.

Full details on each element of the comprehensive WA Recovery Plan will be released in coming days and will be available at inthistogether.wa.gov.au.

"The WA Recovery Plan will help drive the economic and social recovery across the State, to ensure we can recover, stronger than ever." said Premier Mark McGowan. "This comprehensive plan is unlike anything we've ever seen before in WA. It will deliver a pipeline of short and long-term jobs for Western Australians, supporting and strengthening our existing industries, as well as laying the foundation for jobs of the future.". 

Read the full media statement here

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Western Australia’s training achievements honoured at national awards

Western Australia’s training achievements honoured at national awards

WA in the spotlight at the Australian Training Awards

Congratulations to Western Australia's VET leaders on their recognition at Australia’s leading industry awards — the Australian Training Awards — last night. The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for the VET sector recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Two of WA’s nine nominees from the WA Training Awards 2019 winners received accolades whilst Wayne Collyer, former Managing Director at South Metropolitan TAFE and Central Regional TAFE, received the honourable Lifetime Achievement Award. Having worked in the education sector for more than 40 years, 30 of them dedicated to VET, Mr Collyer achieved significant results for VET in WA through his expertise in developing future VET leaders and providing leadership to state and national policy committees. An instrumental builder of the education and training sector, Mr Collyer has made a difference to thousands of students.

Winner of the Large Employer of the Year Award, Barminco was recognised for their excellent training programs, dedication to their staff and successful partnerships with registered training organisations.

Runner up for the Australian Trainer of the Year Award, Caversham resident Matthew King has a passion for working with young people and believes through great teaching you can shape the next generation.As a mentor he has provided inspirational learning experiences and was responsible for establishing the only school-based pre-apprentice electrical course in WA.

For information about the WA Training Awards please visit the website 

Lifetime Achievement Award — Wayne Collyer

Wayne Collyer was Managing Director at Polytechnic West (now South Metropolitan TAFE) from 2004 until his retirement in February 2013. In the ten years previous, he was Managing Director of Central West College of TAFE (now Central Regional TAFE).

Throughout his career Mr Collyer achieved significant results for VET in WA through his considerable expertise in developing future VET leaders and providing leadership to state and national policy committees. Nationally, Mr Collyer has contributed to the development and continuous improvement of a world class Australian VET sector through his long commitment and executive membership of the TAFE Directors Australia Board.

Winner - Large Employer of the Year 2019 
Barminco (winner of the WA Training Awards Large Employer of the Year 2019)
Barminco is one of the world’s largest hard-rock underground mining services providers employing 3,500 employees world-wide. Founded in 1989, the WA-based company has 30 years’ experience in delivering hard-rock underground mining services both domestically and internationally. Its Barminco Leaders Program (BLP) has 102 employees enrolled, of which 24 have graduated with a BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. 

Runner up  - VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award
Matthew King (winner of WA Trainer of the Year 2019), Caversham, Swan Trade Training Centre 
Prior to becoming a trainer, Matthew was an electrician and still runs his own business. With a passion for working with young people, he believes that through great teaching you can shape the next generation. As a mentor, he provides inspirational learning experiences while remaining relevant to industry. Matthew was responsible for establishing the only school-based pre-apprenticeship electrical course, run by in-house staff in WA.  

Main picture: WA Training Awards 2019 finalists and Australian Training Award nominees with Department of Training and Workforce Development Director General, Anne Driscoll, and guests at the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner, Brisbane Exhibition Centre, 21 November

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Fast track your career in aged care and disability support

Aged care and disability support
Fast-track your career in aged care and disability support
Applications are now open for two programs offering direct pathways to further study and employment in aged care and disability support.
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care
Fast-track your career in aged care and disability support
Applications are now open for two programs offering direct pathways to further study and employment in aged care and disability support.
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care
  • Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care

Offered through North Metropolitan TAFE (NMT) the industry-endorsed Certificate II courses include valuable work placements with well-known healthcare providers; Brightwater, MOSAIC, Nulsen Disability Services, Senses Australia, Bethanie, Juniper or Southern Cross Care.
Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) Director General Anne Driscoll said streamlining training and work placement will increase student’s chances of continuing onto employment within the industry.

“There is a rising demand for services in the disability and aged care sectors, she said.

“The courses have been designed to meet industry skill gaps and provide an important pathway for workers entering the disability and aged care workforce. Our offerings are delivered by leading training providers and industry experts in this field.”

The health care and social assistance industry employs more than 172,000 Western Australians, however forecasts show this will grow by almost 40,000 people by 2023.

“Disability Support workers make a tremendous difference to the quality of life for people living with physical or intellectual disabilities by promoting social connectedness, independence, emotional wellbeing and general health.

“Aged care is equally rewarding as you assist a wide variety of older people with daily living and helping them feel connected with the community,” Ms Driscoll said.

The pathway programs address a skills need identified in the WA State Training Board's Social assistance and allied health workforce strategy.

Students who successfully complete the program at NMT will be eligible to go on to study the relevant Certificate III course, and could be considered for employment as a trainee by their work placement employer.

To enrol in the courses prospective students will need to attend the information sessions on 1 and 2 May 2019, which will provide an overview of the program, the selection process and an opportunity to meet industry partners. 

More information is available on the North Metropolitan TAFE website.

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Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy released

Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy

The Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery and Minister for Disability Services Stephen Dawson have released the State Training Board's Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy . The strategy aims to meet the growing skill demands of Western Australia's highest employing industry. 

 

Chaired by Chris Hall, AM the Social Assistance and Allied Health Steering Workforce Strategy calls for a coordinated response to maximise the development and growth of a contemporary, skilled and flexible workforce to meet the growing needs of vulnerable people living in Western Australia.

The report identified the number of disability and aged care support workers needs to double over the next five years, and the vocational education and training (VET) sector must provide training that meets the needs of this workforce. Considering the current environment, the report highlighted it is likely the social assistance and allied health sectors will face challenges sustaining a skilled workforce.

Streamlining training pathways to provide flexible employment options for students, and enhancing the quality of training through a stronger focus on partnerships between TAFE and local employers are options to make the VET sector more accessible to industry and the public.

To view Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy. 

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Strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships

Strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships

The Minister, Hon. Sue Ellery has released Strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships in Western Australia and the McGowan Government's response to support job creation and revitalise Western Australia's training system. 

Strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships is the culmination of Statewide industry forums hosted by the State Training Board between August 2017 and March 2018. The consultations helped the State Training Board to understand what industry needs from the State’s training sector and inform future strategies.

The State Training Board set out to understand Western Australian industry needs and understand the common issues and barriers that employers face when employing apprentices and trainees. It is evident that there are wide-ranging issues and diverse opinions about what is needed to help grow apprenticeships and traineeships.

The issues identified throughout the consultations were:

  • The apprenticeship system is complex and difficult to navigate
  • There are cost pressures associated with the employment of apprentices and trainees.
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships are not widely promoted or understood by young people and the community.
  • Businesses want greater flexibility from the training sector.
  • Jobs and Skills Centres need to collaborate with industry and VET stakeholders to support users of the system.

The State Training Board proposes five broad strategies to address these issues:

  • Strategy 1: Make it easier for participants to navigate the apprenticeship system.
  • Strategy 2: Reduce costs for employers and apprentices/trainees to make training more affordable.
  • Strategy 3: Promote the VET sector and the opportunities available through apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Strategy 4: Make training adaptive to industry needs and foster structured partnerships.
  • Strategy 5: Be customer focussed and provide reliable information, advice and support through the TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres.

View Strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships [PDF 5.84MB]

View the executive summary [PDF 126KB]

View the McGowan Government’s response [PDF 461KB]

 

 

 

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