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VET Stakeholder Forum 2018

VET Stakeholder Forum 2018

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is hosting a half day VET forum. The forum will be held on Tuesday 25 September and is designed for VET stakeholders, contracted training providers, TAFE, industry training councils and group training organisations.

Registerations close Thursday 20 September.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is hosting a half day VET forum. The forum will be held on Tuesday 25 September and is designed for VET stakeholders, contracted training providers, TAFE, industry training councils and group training organisations.

Registerations close Thursday 20 September.

 Click here for more information or email training.markets@dtwd.wa.gov.au or phone 08 6551 5485 for more information. 

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WA Training Awards 25th Anniversary Design Competition

WA Training Awards 25th Anniversary Design Competition

The Western Australian Training Awards turns 25 next year! To celebrate this milestone, WA graphic designers who are studying an accredited course are eligible to enter the competition to re brand the WA Training Awards for 2019!

The winner will receive $500 cash pize plus their design featured in advertising promotions, two tickets to the 2019 WA Training Awards presentation dinner where they will be invited to speak about their design!

The Western Australian Training Awards turns 25 next year! To celebrate this milestone, WA graphic designers who are studying an accredited course are eligible to enter the competition to re brand the WA Training Awards for 2019!

The winner will receive $500 cash pize plus their design featured in advertising promotions, two tickets to the 2019 WA Training Awards presentation dinner where they will be invited to speak about their design!

For full competition details, click here. Entries close 5:00pm, Monday 1 October 2018.

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Western Australian Tourism Awards Saturday 10 November

Western Australian Tourism Awards Saturday 10 November

Western Australian Tourism Awards 2018

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Western Australian Tourism Awards 2018

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Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday 10 November 2018 !

WA tourism businesses can benefit from participating in the awards with public recognition of their achievements and the opportunity to represent Western Australia at the National Tourism Awards!

For more information on the awards program, click here.

FutureNow supports the Tourism industry in Western Australia

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Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards incorporating Ric New Awards

Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards incorporating Ric New Awards

Celebrating the achivement of apprentices employed withing the WA building and consruction industry.

See this link for a nomination form.

Celebrating the achivement of apprentices employed withing the WA building and consruction industry.

See this link for a nomination form.

The awards dinner is being held on Friday 2 November 2018

Bookings close Friday 24 October, register online here

The Construction Training Fund support the WA building industry.

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2018 Annual Strata Community Convention

2018 Annual Strata Community Convention

'The Evolution of Strata' is the theme for the 2018 Annual Strata Community Convention. Enjoy a cocktail sundowner at Crown's new Hi-Line Bar with fellow strata managers and industry professionals and discuss the legislative reform and how the industry will move forward.

For more informtion for this event, click here.

'The Evolution of Strata' is the theme for the 2018 Annual Strata Community Convention. Enjoy a cocktail sundowner at Crown's new Hi-Line Bar with fellow strata managers and industry professionals and discuss the legislative reform and how the industry will move forward.

For more informtion for this event, click here.

Financial Administrative and Professional Services Training Council support the Strata Manager industry in WA

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WA Training Awards 2018 finalists announced!

WA Training Awards 2018 finalists announced!

Congratulations to the 29 WA Training Awards 2018 finalists!

The outstanding finalists which include students, trainers, apprentices and trainees will attend the WA Training Awards presentation dinner in September where the winner of each catergory will be announced.

WA Apprentice of the Year 2018 

SPONSOR: MEGT (AUSTRALIA) LTD

Diego Correa Mendonca, South Metropolitan TAFE

Megan Feaver, South Metropolitan TAFE

Isabelle Croswell, Central Regional TAFE

Emily Davis, Power Training Services WA

WA School based Apprentice of the Year 2018

SPONSOR: ECA WA

Danny Hennessy-O'Shea, North Metropolitan TAFE

Rachel Knuckey, Illuminate Group

Caitlin Whittle, Tubal Workplace Training

Jazmin Hahn, Central Regional TAFE

WA Trainee of the Year 2018

SPONSOR: McDonalds Australia

Rebecca Thompson, South Metropolitan TAFE

Elizabeth Gaffney, JSW Training and Sommunity Services

Beth Hodder, ABS Institute of Management; Australian Industry Training

Hayden Schilling, South Metropolitan TAFE

WA Vocational Student of the Year 2018

SPONSOR: Crown Resorts

Jess Haydon, Australian Training Management Pty Ltd

Caitlin Noble, North Metropolitan TAFE

Claire Garcia-Webb, North Metropolitan TAFE

Caris Jones, North Metropolitan TAFE

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2018

SPONSOR: Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation 

Courtney Garlett, WA College of Agriculture, Cunderdin

Tarra Ninyette, Illuminate Group

Jannika Jacky, South Metropolitan TAFE

Soleil White, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and North Regional TAFE

WA International Student of the Year 2018

Wang Na Cheung, North Metropolitan TAFE

Ananda Paiva, North Metropolitan TAFE

Roberto Rangel, North Metropolitan TAFE

Sonam Wangchuk, North Metropolitan TAFE

 

WA Trainer of the Year 2018

SPONSOR: Training Accreditation Council

Kate Moore, North Metropolitan TAFE

Richard Rose, North Regional TAFE

Crystle Challinger, Canning Vale College

Taryn Sharp, North Metropolitan TAFE

Cultural Diversity Training Award 2018

William Bol, North Metropolitan TAFE

Congratulations to all the finalists. 

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State Training Board and Industry Training Councils revamp!

It's an exciting time for the State Training Board (STB) and the Industry Training Councils (ITCs)!

To support the Plan for Jobs 'revamp' of the STB and ITCs, the State Training Board has taken over the management of the ITCs as of the 1st July 2018.

It's an exciting time for the State Training Board (STB) and the Industry Training Councils (ITCs)!

To support the Plan for Jobs 'revamp' of the STB and ITCs, the State Training Board has taken over the management of the ITCs as of the 1st July 2018.

This new arrangement will see the STB and ITCs working closely together, strengthening relationships with industry, stakeholders and the community. Priorities will continue to focus on apprenticeships and traineeships, industry engagement and contributing valuable industry knowledge to guide the government's economic direction.

Stay tuned for further updates!

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Notice of Intent Certificate III in Civil Construction - Stream 8 Traffic Management

Traffic Force have submitted a Notice of Intent to establish a Class B traineeship, RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction - Stream 8 Traffic Management.

Traffic Force have submitted a Notice of Intent to establish a Class B traineeship, RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction - Stream 8 Traffic Management.

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Introducing WAAMS

Introducing WAAMS

On 14 May 2018 the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office released a new training contract record management system, Western Australian Apprenticeship Management System (WAAMS).

WAAMS has an online client portal allowing Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers, registered training organisations, employers, apprentices/trainees and their parent/guardian (if applicable) to access and manage their training contracts online.

Once registered, users can access the WAAMS client portal 24/7 online and can submit training contract changes via the portal, replacing the current requirement of submitting paper forms by email to the Apprenticeship Office. Where possible, change requests submitted via the portal can be instantly approved.

In the WAAMS portal, users can also update their personal or organisational details and download copies of their training contract extract.

For more information about the WAAMS client portal and how to become a registered user, refer to the Frequently asked questions fact sheet on the Apprenticeship Office website, dtwd.wa.gov.au/waams. There are also a series of instructional videos available on the Apprenticeship Office website on how to navigate and perform specific actions within the WAAMS portal.

If you have any questions about WAAMS, please contact the Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54.

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Notice of Intent - Customer Engagement

The Down Syndrome Association has submitted a Notice of Intent to establish a Certificate II traineeship in customer engagement. 

 

The traineeship will be primarily aimed at the learning styles for people with intellectual disabilties.  

The Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council (FAPS) have been asked to provide a written submission to the State Training Board by 21 June 2018. 

If you are interested in this submission, please contact Allan Jones at FAPS on 9328 6372 or email info@fapstc.org.au.  

 

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Notice of Intent - Plumbing apprenticeship

Notice of Intent - Plumbing apprenticeship

The Office of the State Training Board has received a Notice of Intent to establish a Class A apprenticeship in Plumbing. 

The Construction Training Fund have been asked to provide a submission to the State Training Board by 19 June 2018.

For further information, please contact Alan Davis at the Construction Training Fund on 9244 0100. 

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WA VET Collaboration

Jim Walker

WA VET Collaboration

Jim Walker, Chair, State Training Board, has been appointed to chair the new WA Vocational Education and Training (VET) alliance as part of the WA VET Collaboration.

The collaboration between Rio Tinto Iron Ore and the West Australian Government will pioneer nationally recognised qualifications to meet the future needs of the mining and resources industry.

The training will provide Australia’s first automation qualifications where students will acquire new skills, improve their capability and build confidence in working alongside technology.

WA VET Collaboration

Jim Walker, Chair, State Training Board, has been appointed to chair the new WA Vocational Education and Training (VET) alliance as part of the WA VET Collaboration.

The collaboration between Rio Tinto Iron Ore and the West Australian Government will pioneer nationally recognised qualifications to meet the future needs of the mining and resources industry.

The training will provide Australia’s first automation qualifications where students will acquire new skills, improve their capability and build confidence in working alongside technology.

The launch of the project was announced on 4 April 2018 at SciTech in West Perth.

Courses are expected to be available at Western Australian TAFE Colleges and high schools from 2019.  

Click here to learn more about the WA VET Collaboration.

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Introducing Jobs and Skills WA

Jobs and Skills WA

Renewing the focus on vocational education and training and jobs in 2018.

Since 2013, Future Skills WA has been the way the State Government, via the Department of Training and Workforce Development, prioritised its investment in training and procurement of training delivery services through a funding and policy framework aligned with State priority qualifications. The WA Labor Government’s new Plan for Jobs initiative is a major election commitment to help create new jobs for Western Australians. It outlines plans and strategies that represent a significant re-focus on creating new jobs in a broader range of industries through increasing training opportunities that deliver employment outcomes for our community and support growth and diversity in the State’s economy.

To support Plan for Jobs, from 1 January 2018 the Department is consolidating all customer-facing operations related to training and workforce development into a new program – Jobs and Skills WA.

Many important industry qualifications are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, and our investment in training is focused on courses that enable people to gain skills for jobs that are, or will be, in high demand by industries and businesses in Western Australia. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications. Foundation skills and equity courses to build literacy, numeracy and employability skills continue to be subsidised, to support people in improving their training and employment outcomes. Additionally, contracting arrangement processes for publicly funded training providers have been streamlined and strengthened under Jobs and Skills WA, to support greater quality training provision and offer enhanced choices to students and employers.

A new Jobs and Skills WA website will launch in 2018 as the main customer-facing portal for all information related to vocational education and training, career development and workforce development. 2018 will also see the establishment of Jobs and Skills Centres which will be located across six metropolitan locations and seven regional locations, and a number of outreach services. The centres will be a one-stop shop for information, support and services related to training, career development and workforce development. More information about the new Jobs and Skills WA website and centres will be available early in 2018.

For enquiries or further information, please contact the Department's Communications and Marketing team via email to communications.marketing@dtwd.wa.gov.au.

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