West Australians vie to be nation's best

Date: 06 November 2015

WA finalists to vie for honours in national training awards
Winners will be announced in Hobart on November 19


A talented team of finalists from Western Australia will represent the State in this year's Australian Training Awards.

 

Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said six individuals and four organisations were at the top of their respective fields.

 

"Each individual and organisation was chosen to represent WA because of the dedication they have shown, whether it's learning the ropes as an apprentice or leading the way in training delivery," Mrs Harvey said.

 

"They have all worked hard to reach this level of success and should be proud of their achievements.

 

"Finalists are also in a unique position of being able to actively demonstrate what can be accomplished through a skills-based career, becoming role models to apprentices and trainees from all over Australia."

 

Winners of this year's awards will be announced in Hobart on November 19, 2015.

 

Individual finalists include Thalia Wilkinson (Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award); Katherine Haag (Vocational Student of the Year Award); Kahli King Elliott (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award); Sandra Van Der Gaag (Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award); Jared Stone (Australia Apprentice of the Year Award); and Danni Grundy (VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award).

 

The annual event has recognised excellence in training on a national scale since 1994.  During this time, more than 30 individuals and organisations from WA have been named Australia's finest.

 

Fact File

 

Minister's office - 6552 5900

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.



Industry collaboration to help train Western Australians for future jobs
04 April 2018
Next stage of Rio Tinto and South Metropolitan TAFE training partnership begins
Curriculum will be developed to help prepare workers for future


TAFE college named training partner for naval shipbuilding college
03 April 2018
South Metro TAFE to be a major training provider for Australian Naval Shipbuilding College
Hundreds more jobs to be created in WA shipbuilding


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

Subscribe to our newsletter

Please enter your email address:

Current full issue: January 2018
Previous issues: Newsletter Archive