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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.



Vocational education and training reform to boost quality
22 October 2018
An overhaul of the vocational education and training delivered in WA secondary schools will help ensure students receive the best quality training.

Top of training - WA Training Awards 2018 finalists announced
03 August 2018
Outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and trainers named as finalists in WA Training Awards 2018

Clear pathway for businesses and government to create WA jobs
28 June 2018
New policy being established to encourage private sector investment to develop projects, as part of the McGowan Labor Government's Plan for Jobs

WAs first demonstration SMART Farm opens at Muresk Institute
13 June 2018
Highly advanced technology put in place for education and training purposes
Opportunities for WA jobs continues to grow in agriculture sector


New and improved facilities to better support Albany students
11 May 2018
McGowan Government invests $9.8 million to upgrade Albany Secondary Education Support Centre and North Albany Senior High School

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