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VET course fees halved for target qualifications

Students looking at a computer.

The Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery today announced that the State Government will reduce course fees to half price for target vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021, under the new Lower fees, local skills program. 

The course fee rate per hour for these qualifications will be reduced by 50 per cent. The maximum annual fee students will pay is capped at $400 for concession students and youth, and at $1,200 for non-concession students.

The State Government works closely with industry to identify skills priorities, make VET more affordable for students, stimulate training in job growth areas, and support new apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in Western Australia. The two-year initiative aims to stimulate training in job growth areas and support important sectors of the State’s economy including aged and disability care, Metronet, defence, hospitality and tourism.

For more information on Lower fees, local skills — including the list of fee-reduced priority courses — visit or contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.

Annual report 2018—19 now available

Annual report cover

The WA State Training Board Annual report 2018—19 was tabled in Parliament on 26 September, and is now available. The report provides details of the Board's activities and achievements through the 2018—19 period, as well as a summary of major projects and EVAC activity.

View the Annual report 2018—2019

Innovation and excellence driving WA Training Award winners

Thirteen individuals and organisations scooped top honours at the WA Training Awards gala dinner on Friday 13 September for their commitment to innovation and excellence in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The spotlight was on the State’s key skill areas including building and construction, social assistance and allied health and STEM which took out the awards for WA Apprentice of the Year, WA International Student of the Year and WA Small Training Provider of the Year.

After ten years in the oil and gas industry, WA Apprentice of the Year Anthony Di Cristofaro was ready for a change. He started an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery and never looked back. A passionate advocate for mental health in the workplace, Mr Di Cristofaro now mentors and coaches younger apprentices and believes training is key to producing quality skilled workers who are resilient and confident in their abilities.

Winner of the WA International Student of the Year Award, Dushica Poposki was employed as a nurse in Macedonia before relocating to Perth. Starting in aged care, she continually challenged herself and trained to work with patients with acquired brain injury. A job promotion gave her the final push to train as an enrolled nurse where she currently enjoys providing the best nursing care to the community.

Now in its 25th year, the WA Training Awards highlight the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, trainers, training organisations and employers in the training sector. Some category winners will now advance to compete against the nation’s best at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on 21 November 2019. 

“Training is central to supporting the growth and diversification of the Western Australian economy to meet new and emerging skill needs, particularly in key growth areas such as the social assistance and allied health sector." said Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery. "Our government is working to ensure we stay ahead of the game in skilling Western Australians to take up the jobs of the future. The awards highlight those apprentices, trainees and students who are doing just that, as well as the trainers and employers giving them the opportunity and the skills. I congratulate all winners and finalists for their drive to achieve great things, inspiration to others and contribution to ensure a strong, industry-driven VET sector.”

Individual award winners

WA Apprentice of the Year 2019, sponsored by MEGT (Australia) Ltd
Anthony Di Cristofaro, (Darch), North Metropolitan TAFE   

Prior to starting a mature age apprenticeship, Anthony worked in the mining industry for 10 years. Committed to learning and excelling in his trade, he exhibits genuine care for his co-workers safety and mental health, mentoring younger apprentices and completing the Mates in Construction Connector course. Anthony believes in the importance of training to produce quality skilled workers that are resilient and confident in their abilities.

WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2019, sponsored by Roy Hill          
Tiffany Heelan, (Bullsbrook), SEDA Group WA        

Sports have always been a passion for Tiffany and so the opportunity to train in sport and recreation felt like a natural pathway. Training has developed her determination – recovering from injury – and her leadership skills as well. As a WA netball program student ambassador she has worked on personal development programs and fundraising initiatives. Her goal is to help people live active and exciting lives.

WA Trainee of the Year 2019, sponsored by Crown Perth         
Rebecca Lee Hudson, (Dalyellup), Australian Training Management            

After years working in human resources, Rebecca decided to take on a completely different career as a crane operator. Despite having no experience, she found one of her biggest challenges of the traineeship was learning how to learn again. Her experience retraining herself to take notes and listen to her trainer’s advice after years in management roles taught her to be more confident and trust in her ability.  

WA Vocational Student of the Year 2019  
Chloe Baigent, South Regional TAFE

With 10 years of experience in Horticulture, Chloe dreamed of a career where she could support and empower young people and chose to pursue youth work. Chloe’s passion and ability saw her be named the 2019 South Regional TAFE Student of the Year. She continues to be an ambassador, creating a program to help youth write resumes to support them to become more financially independent.      

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2019, sponsored by The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation  
Rekeisha Voss, (Ellenbrook), Aspire Performance Training

Rekeisha started her career in beauty therapy and hospitality, however felt the need to try something new and applied for a traineeship. Working as a trainee service desk officer has taught her many things about the behind the scenes world of ICT. With a passion for learning new skills, Rekeisha wants to break negative perceptions and shine a spotlight on positive work outcomes for Indigenous people.

WA Cultural Diversity Training Award 2019             
Elena Smirnova, (Armadale), South Metropolitan TAFE

Books and libraries provide a constant source of inspiration for Elena. She loves reading and literature but also the community that libraries create. It was this inspiration that motivated her to study English after arriving in WA. Her goal is to become ‘a warrior of the light’ - a Russian expression to describe someone who is educated and, through further training, fulfil her career in library services.

WA International Student of the Year 2019          
Dushica Poposki, (Nollamara), North Metropolitan TAFE

Employed as a nurse in Macedonia, a chance experience as an outpatient while visiting Perth inspired Dushica to relocate and train in WA. Starting in aged care, she continually challenged herself and trained to work with patients with acquired brain injury. A job promotion gave her the final push to train as an enrolled nurse where she enjoys providing the best nursing care to the community.

WA Trainer of the Year 2019, sponsored by Training Accreditation Council  
Matthew King, (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 through great teaching you can shape the next generation. As a mentor he provides inspirational learning experiences whilst remaining relevant to industry. Matthew was responsible for establishing the only school-based pre-apprenticeship electrical course, run by in-house staff in WA.

Organisational award winners

WA 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.

WA Medium Employer of the Year 2019, sponsored by CCI Apprenticeship Support Australia
Eden Corporation Pty Ltd T/As McDonald’s Karratha

Since opening its doors in September 1997, McDonald’s Karratha struggled with crew retention and filling managerial positions as employees moved to higher paid positions in the mining sector. In 2016 it decided to bring back WA Apprenticeships with just 2 Apprentices. Since then, 41 employees have passed through the system. The operation now has 80 staff and a remarkably low staff turnover rate. 

WA Large Training Provider of the Year 2019                          
North Regional TAFE

North Regional TAFE is the largest provider of training and vocational services in the north of WA, servicing industries and communities across the region. With a total of 11 campuses and the College’s three largest delivery centres at Broome, Karratha and Pundulmurra in South Hedland, in 2018, it delivered more than 190 nationally recognised and industry-endorsed qualifications to over 7,300 students.           

WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2019                          
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services

Since 1983, KAMS has been committed to providing high quality VET training in the Kimberley region. Established to offer a local study option for Aboriginal Health Work without having to relocate to Perth, courses offer flexibility and practical, supervised experience for Aboriginal Health Care Workers providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.                              

WA Industry Collaboration Award 2019                                    
The Electrical Industry Female Participation Program (EIFPP), Joondalup

EIFPP, led by the College of Electrical Training, partners with secondary schools, NECA WA and local employers to improve course accessibility and reduce barriers for female school students obtaining an apprenticeship. The program provides a structured career pathway into the electrical industry, promotes the electrical industry as ‘gender neutral’ and delivers a training experience aimed at giving students the best possible chance of employment.

Media contact: Emmeline Drake-Brockman 0428 925 699 or 6552 5700

Notice of Intent: MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical), and MEA50118 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)

Two people learning avionics.

If you would like further information, please contact the proponent, Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive Training Council.

WA Training Awards 2019 finalists announced!

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the finalists in the 2019 WA Training Awards.

Across 13 categories, 43 finalists have shown excellence in their fields, including two employers for this year's inaugral Medium Employer of the Year award.

The awards highlights the opportunities available for Western Australians to transform their careers and change their future through VET training.

Follow this link for a full list of finalists.

NDS WA Conference 2019

The WA disability sector's bi-annual State Conference is being held on 16th and 17th September at Crown Perth.

The theme for this year is 'What Matters Most: Solutions for Today and Tomorrow'.

The conference will provide an opportunity to consider what matters most for the disability sector and people with a disability into the future.

Keynote speakers include Robert Fitzgerald AM, Graham Head AO and David Cullen.

For further information, follow the link to the NDS website.

ECA WA pledges support for WA Training Awards 25th year


The Electrical and Communciations Association of Western Australia (ECA WA) has been involved in the WA Training Awards for almost ten years. This year, the organisation has pledged its support as the major presentation dinner sponsor in the Awards' 25th year.

We would like to thank ECA WA for their generous support of the WA Training Awards this year.

Visit ECA WA website.

Boosting training pathways for Aboriginal people in WA's South West

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt presented a Lotterywest grant of $1,195,800 to the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation on 12 June, to build capacity and establish educational pathways for young Noongar people in WA's South West.

The grant will fund a three-year project to support the Noongar Natural Resouce Management Pathways project - created to increase Aboriginal students' interest in land and natural resource management and science, and create opportunities to learn about managing traditional lands. The project will help build skills and knowledge in land management ahead of the South West Settlement, which will see $1.3 billion in benefits flow to the Noogar people - inlcuding 320,000 hectares of land - which will be transferred into the Noongar Land Estate and joint management of the State's conservation estate.

Innovative FarmSmarts showcased at Muresk Institute

Muresk FarmSmarts

Muresk Institute in Northam was host to the annual FarmSmart event which showcased SMART Farm technology and agricultural innovations. This year's FarmSmart included demonstrations from Telstra with their Mobile Technology Lab and the first public demonstration farm in WA set up for cloud-based SMART Farm technology. Visitors also enjoyed seminars on adapting to a digital business and improving animal welfare and livestock handling operations through technology.

Main picture: Hon. Darren West MLC (far left), Prue Jenkins (fourth from left), General Manager Muresk Institute, with Ballardong Elder Trevor Davis (second from right) who performed a Welcome to Country to open the event, and special guests and presenters at Muresk Institute for FarmSmart.



Manufacturing Skills Australia's Industry Development Fund


Manufacturing Skills Australia has announced its Industry Development Fund is now taking applications for 2019!

The fund is offering a series of support payments designed to assist and support students or intending students within the manufacturing industries  - successful recipients can receive between $1,000 and $10,000 to develop their skills and knowledge through training, education/research.

To find out more log onto the MSA website. Funding applications close 12 July 2019.

New automation courses lead the way at South Metropolitan TAFE

Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery recently announced two new automation courses that will be available at South Metropolitan TAFE's Munster campus from Semester 2, 2019.

This is the first achievement for the Resouce Industry Collaboration between the McGowan Government, South Metropolitan TAFE and Rio Tinto, with Rio Tinto contributing $2 million towards the new training program.

The two new courses are

Working Effectively in an Automation Workplace — this micro-credential course offers a skill set that trade qualified workers and apprentices can use to improve or upgrade their skills in automation to meet future workforce and industry needs;

and the Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations — to be delivered as a pilot VET course for secondary students from Cecil Andrews College, Gilmore College, Baldivis Secondary College and Karratha Senior High School.

For further information contact South Metropolitan TAFE on 1800 001 001

Notice of Intent - Vary Class B traineeship RGR30518

The Office of the State Training Board has received a Notice of Intent from Racing and Wagering Western Australia to vary Class B traineeship RGR30518 - Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider).

If you would like further information, please contact the Office of the State Training Board on 6551 5593.

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

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.

Priority Start Policy launched

Priority Start Policy

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery launched the Priority Start Policy effective 1 April 2019.

The new policy meets the State Government's Plan for Jobs commitment to maximise opportunities for apprentices and trainees on all major State Government funded building, construction and maintenance contracts.

For more information follow this link

Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy released

Social Assistance and Allied Health Workforce Strategy

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. 

Broome Jobs and Skills Centre is open!

Broome JSC

The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre (JSC) was officially launched by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery on Friday 22 March 2019.

The centre has been open since November 2018 and is supported by career services from Wunan Foundation.

To date, the Broom JSC has provided practical advice on training and employment opportunities to more than 85 individuals across the Kimberley region .

If you would like to know how Broome JSC can help you, follow this link.

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Traffic Management)

Certificate III in Civil Construction (Traffic Management) has been approved by the Minister. The certificate will be delivered through a training contract. 

Notice of Intent - Certificate III in Polymer Processing

REMA Tip Top Industry Australia have submitted a Notice of Intent application to establish an apprenticeship in PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking (PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing).

If you would like to contribute industry feedback, please contact Nigel Haywood at Resources Industry Training Council at


WA Training Awards 2019 - Applications now open!

Jim Walker - WA Training Awards 2019

Jim Walker, Chair, State Training Board, spoke today at the launch of the 2019 WA Training Awards held at Bentley Pines Training Centre, South Metropolitan TAFE. 

The WA Training Awards showcases and rewards best practice and excellence in the WA training sector.

Entries are now open to apprentices, trainees, vocational students and trainers, training organisations and employers. 

Award winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony on Friday 13 September 2019. 

To access more information on how to enter the WA Training Awards, click here. 

Strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships

Strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships

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]




Trade Certificates for Interstate Tradespeople

Young apprentices looking at camera


As of 29 November 2018, the Department of Training and Workforce Development accepts trade certificate applications from interstate trained and qualified tradespeople.

Please refer to the application form and fact sheet, Applying for a Western Australian trade certificate by interstate tradespeople for further information and eligibility requirement.

Contact the Department’s Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54 if you have any queries.

Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre now open


Jobs and Skills Centre in Geraldton is now open!

Located at Central Regional TAFE, Geraldton campus, the JSC will provide free professional advise on training and employment opportunities in the local area.

For more information on the Geraldton JSC, click here

Northam Jobs and Skills Centre open


Central Regional TAFE is now home to Northam's new Jobs and Skills Centre (JSC).

A one-stop-shop for training and employment advice, the Northam JSC also offers assistance with job application and CV/resume writing.

Further information on the Northam JSC is available here!

Vocational Education and Training review

VET review

The Australian Government will be undertaking an Expert Review of the VET sector led by former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employmnet, Steven Joyce.

The review will focus on the effectiveness the VET sector provides to all Australians to ensure a successful working life and, the skills and support provided through the VET sector to small, family, regional and rural Australian businesses supporting their continued growth.

To find out more on the Vocational Education and Training Review, click here.

New apprenticeship and traineeship policy released

A & T Policy

A revised Apprenticeship and traineeship policy has been released after extensive consultation with stakeholders.

The new policy will simplfy the apprenticeship and traineeship process for apprentices, trainees, students, parents, schools, employers and RTOs.

Follow this link to find out more about the revised policy.

Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre open!

North Regional TAFE is now home to the new Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre!

Practical and professional advice is offered on employment, training, apprenticeship and traineeships aswell as information on how to find a job and local employment opportunities.

The Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre is supported by career services from Empowering People in Communities (EPIC), and Aboriginal services, Bloodwood Tree.

Click here to learn more about what the Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre can do for you and your career!

Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre now open!

The new Jobs and Skills Centre (JSC) is now open at South Regional TAFE Bunbury!

Together with the Albany JSC, free professional training and employment advice will be available to all south west members of the community. The JSC helps with apprenticeship and traineeship guidance, finding a job and provides a link to local industry and business opportunities.

Click on this link to find out how the Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre can help you!

Congratulations to the WA winners at the Australian Training Awards 2018!

Australian Training Awards 2018

The Australian Training Awards, which honours and celebrates the achivements of the vocational education and training (VET) sector,  was held in Sydney on 15 November 2018.

The State Training Board congratulates the finalists and Western Australian winners of the Australian Training Awards 2018!

Caitlin Whittle winner of the Australian school-based Apprentice of the Year Award

Caitlan Noble winner of the Vocational Student of the Year Award

Soleil White winner of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award

Crystle Challenger winner of the VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award

Integrating Training and Biodiversity Conservation winner of the Industry Collaboration Award

Busselton Senior High School winner of the School Pathways to VET Award





Consumer Engagement via Online and Social Media - Public Consultation

The findings of the project's research and consultation phases are available in the Final Case for Change: Consumer Engagement via Online & Social Media (Cross-Sector Project). It provides:

  • An overview of the consultation findings, including skills needs for conducting online and social media engagement
  • Proposed changes for modernising Training Package Products in the context of online and social media engagement skills.

To access the Final Case for Change, please CLICK HERE.

A briefing paper summarising the key findings of the consultation and the recommendations being put forward is also available. To access it, please CLICK HERE

State Training Plan 2018 - 2021

State Training Plan 2018 - 2021

Hon. Sue Ellery, Minister for Education and Training has endorsed the State Training Board's State Training Plan 2018 - 2021.

The priorities in the Plan inform funding, policy and planning decisions for vocational education and training in Western Australia.

The State Training Plan areas of focus include:

  • apprenticeships and traineeships;
  • enhancing links between VET and WA industries; and
  • meeting the growing skill demands of WA's social assistance and allied health workforce.

To read the State Training Plan 2018 - 2021, click here to download your copy.

New Peel Jobs and Skills Centre open

Peel JSC

New Peel Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched by the Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery on Wednesday 10 October.

The Peel Jobs and Skills Centre is located at the Mandurah campus of South Metropolitan TAFE, 2 Education Drive, Greenfields.  Staff at the centre work closely with school leavers, youth at risk, sole parents, employers and industry to meet local employment needs.

Services are delivered by South Metropolitan TAFE in partnership with South Metropolitan Youth Link and Bridging the Gap.

To find more information on the Peel Jobs and Skills Centre, click here!






WA Training Awards 2018 - winners announced!

WA Training Awards 2018

Congratulations to all winners of the WA Training Awards 2018! 


WA Apprentice of the Year 2018

sponsored by MEGT (Australia) Ltd

Winner - Megan Feaver, South Metropolitan TAFE

WA School based Apprentice of the Year 2018

sponsored by ECA, WA

Winner - Caitlin Whittle, Tubal Workplace Training

WA Trainee of the Year 2018

sponsored by McDonalds Australia

Winner - Beth Hodder, ABS Institute of Management; Australian Industry Training

WA Vocational Student of the Year 2018

sponsored by Crown Resorts

Winner - Caitlin Noble, North Metropolitan TAFE

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2018

sponsored by Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation 

Winner - Soleil White, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and North Regional TAFE

WA International Student of the Year 2018

Winner - Ananda Paiva, North Metropolitan TAFE

WA Trainer of the Year 2018

sponsored by Training Accreditation Council

Winner - Crystle Challinger, Canning Vale College

Cultural Diversity Training Award 2018

Winner - William Bol, North Metropolitan TAFE


Introducing 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, 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.

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.

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.

Page last updated July 06, 2017