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The Financial, Administrative and Professional Training Council (FAPSTC) is a not-for-profit training council. As one of 10 training councils covering the breadth of WA industry, we provide vocational education and training advice to the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development, and provide a conduit to and from industry with regard to their training needs.

Each year we contribute to the State Training Plan, a document that provides a planning framework for WA's vocational education and training system. The full report is located on the State Training Board's website.

The Department of Training andWorkforce Development is working cooperativelyand collaboratively with the training councils,industry, community, and government in creating a coordinated and strategic WA Workforce Development Plan for the State. Workforce Development is aimed at building, attracting, and retaining a skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of Western Australia. As part of this process the FAPSTC has developed a Workforce Development Plan for each of its industry sectors.

FAPSTC is keen to work with all stakeholders in developing a comprehensive whole of industry approach to Workforce Development.

Industry Sectors


  • Financial & Insurance Services
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  • Administration & Support Services
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  • Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services
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  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
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  • Public Administration & Safety (part)
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We have a series of career information brochures for the Financial, Administrative, and Professional Services sectors for download on this page.

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New Security Competency Testing Program launched
This pre-license test has been designed to ensure that those seeking to gain employment as a Security Officer or Crowd Controller in WA can demonstrate the required knowledge and language skills.



DTWD launches new website
The Department of Training and Workforce Development has launched a new website to assist business.



Awards program puts training sector in the spotlight
14 February 2018
WA Training Awards applications now open for 2018
The program recognises hard work of trainees as well as trainers, organisations & employers


Report on VET Delivered in Schools in WA released
23 January 2018
A "Snapshot of VET Delivered in Schools 2017" has been produced by the Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council.

Changes to payroll tax exemption for trainees announced
01 December 2017
Payroll tax exemption for traineeships to be limited to new employees saving about $100 million over the forward estimates

New course to skill next generation of female agricultural leaders
21 November 2017
The course covers biosecurity, technology, animal welfare, and business innovation, and is aimed at boosting participation of women in agriculture

New specialist training facility in Munster has extra edge
17 November 2017
New facilities to help students develop the skills required by oil and gas, chemical processing, engineering and resources industries

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