Finalists commended during critical time for the training industry

Date: 30 June 2017

11 organisational finalists for WA Training Awards 2017 named

Healthy training industry is key to delivering job opportunities for WA

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced the organisational finalists for the 2017 WA Training Awards from across the State.


The organisational finalists represent the efforts and achievements of individuals, employers and training providers in the State.


Small training provider finalist, Auswest Specialist Education and Training Services, provides training in WA prisons. As a result of their training programs, reoffending rates have decreased and they have seen an increase in employment retention for prisoners post custody.


Finalists in the individual categories for apprentices, trainees, students and trainers will be announced next month.


Winners will be announced at a presentation dinner to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, September 15, 2017.


The WA Training Awards are presented by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the State Training Board. For more information, visit


Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


"There has never been a more important time for training in Western Australia. These finalists go above and beyond to drive opportunities and partnerships, a key factor to achieve employment targets and build a stronger WA.   


"We are working to ensure our training system delivers opportunities for any Western Australian wanting to enter or re-enter the workforce or change careers.


"These finalists are setting the benchmark because we are looking for training on which to grow jobs and support the economy."


This year's finalists are:


WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2017

Auswest Specialist Education and Training Services

Scope Training

Industrial Training Institute


WA Large Training Provider of the Year 2017

North Metropolitan TAFE

South Metropolitan TAFE

North Regional TAFE


WA Employer of the Year 2017

McDonald's Australia

JSW Australia

Roy Hill


WA Industry Collaboration Award 2017

National Electrical and Communications Association WA

MPA Skills


Minister's office - 6552 5700

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