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Northam Jobs and Skills Centre opens


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!

Broome Jobs and Skills Centre is open!

North Regional TAFE Broome, is home to the new Jobs and Skills Centre (JSC)!

Western Australia's JSCs offer free services and advice to  all members of the community.

Services include career advice, help looking for a job, CV training and apprenticeship and traineeship information.

The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre is supported by career services from Wunan Foundation.

Another JSC will be opening in Karratha soon to further support the Pilbara community.

To find out how the JSC can help you, click here for more information.


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





Curriculum Advisory Committee Nominations

School Curriculum and Standards Authority Logo


The committee will be responsible for providing expert advice to the Authority on a range of matters, including, but not limited to:

  • the Western Australian Curriculum Kindergarten to Year 12;
  • the Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment;
  • the Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy and Policy Standards for Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting;
  • external assessments (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA), Externally Set Tasks (ESTs) and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) course examinations);
  • assessment and moderation – Pre-primary to Year 2, Years 3 to 6, Years 7 to 10, Years 11 and 12;
  • the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) syllabus requirements;
  • the Australian Curriculum; and
  • trends and emerging issues pertaining to Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.

An application process will be conducted by the Authority to select practising teacher representatives from all school systems/sector; representatives from the education systems/sector offices and professional associations; and, as appropriate, representatives from universities, training sector, industry and community to be the inaugural members of the newly formed Curriculum Advisory Committees. A Chair for each committee will be selected by the Authority prior to the first meeting.

The Nomination Form, including the Terms of Reference is accessible via the following link:

Applications close Thursday 29 November 2018. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their nomination early in Term 1, 2019. 

New Traineeship - Electrical Instrumentation

The 12 month traineeship is a post-trade option for holders of a WA electrical licence. 

For further information please contact the Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive Training Council on 6142 2567 or email

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.

Consultation Activities and Timelines

Throughout the consultation period SkillsIQ will also be undertaking a number of activities to engage industry stakeholders and Vocational Education and Training (VET) professionals to gather feedback. These will include a series of webinars, national consultation forums, and stakeholder interviews. 

Webinar: Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (AEDT) (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. WST) 

To register for the webinar please CLICK HERE

Workshop: Monday, 19 November 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Perth (Venue to be confirmed)

To register for tickets for the workshop please CLICK HERE

WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards 11 May 2019

The WA Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2019, celebrates the wonderful achievements of nurses and midwives in Western Australia. 

Health care professionals and government officials come together to honour excellence in the Nursing and Midwifery industry.

Nominations for the awards are now open and close Monday 10 December 2018.

Click here to nominate!

The Community Services Health and Education Training Council supports the Nursing and Midwifery industry in Western Australia.


South Metro TAFE Semester 1, 2019 - applications now open

Semester 1, 2019 applications to study full-time, part-time or online are now open at South Metro TAFE.

To search course options which can lead to over 140 exciting careers, click here to begin your learning adventure today!


Congratulations North Metro TAFE - 2018 WA Large Training Provider of the Year!

North Metro

Congratulations to North Metropolitan TAFE winning WA Large Training Provider of the Year 2018!

North Metro also has winning students, with Commerical cookery student, Ananda Paiva winning WA International Student of the Year, security and risk management student, William Bol awarded WA Cultural Diversity Training Award and Anaesthetic Technology graduate and Caitlan Noble WA Vocational Student of the Year 2018 winner! 

For more information about North Metro TAFE or to enrol, click here to start your journey!

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 opens

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


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!

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

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.

Introducing Jobs and Skills WA

Jobs and Skills WA

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

Page last updated July 06, 2017