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New and improved facilities to better support Albany students

Date: 11 May 2018
McGowan Government invests $9.8 million to upgrade Albany Secondary Education Support Centre and North Albany Senior High School

Boost for jobs as levy exemption lifted from construction training fund

Date: 11 May 2018
Construction training fund levy exemption to be removed for engineering construction work in the resource sector

Industry collaboration to help train Western Australians for future jobs

Date: 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 jobs with Australia's first qualifications in automation

TAFE college named training partner for naval shipbuilding college

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 17 November 2017
New facilities to help students develop the skills required by oil and gas, chemical processing, engineering and resources industries

TAFE upgrade in Geraldton benefits students and wider community

Date: 26 October 2017
Central Regional TAFE's $2.85 million interactive student hub at Geraldton campus officially opened

Industry training partnership to future-proof Western Australian jobs

Date: 20 October 2017
TAFE WA and Rio Tinto to create a new training program to prepare workers for industry advancements, innovation and automation

Western Australians head to Abu Dhabi for Skills Olympics

Date: 09 October 2017
Australia's finest tradies, the Skillaroos, are on their way to Abu Dhabi for the WorldSkills International Competition

Celebrating excellence in the training sector

Date: 18 September 2017
WA Training Awards 2017 winners announced

Government is working to grow our State's economy through the training sector and local job creation

Commitment to training and future jobs highlighted in State Budget

Date: 12 September 2017
Ageing TAFE campuses to get $54 million in remedial works

TAFE fees freeze to make training more accessible for Western Australians

Premier announces eight new directors general

Date: 30 August 2017
New directors general appointed to newly amalgamated departments

Part of Labor Government's commitment to driving cultural change across public sector

WA Training Awards 2017 individual finalists announced

Date: 26 July 2017
Finalists represent Western Australia's best apprentices, trainees, students and trainers
Awards program nurtures talent ensuring a strong industry
Winners will represent WA in the Australian Training Awards later this year

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

McGowan Government delivers commitment to prioritise WA workers

Date: 21 June 2017
The McGowan Government has replaced the WA Skilled Migration Occupation List

New list only contains occupations where there is a genuine need to attract overseas workers

International education consortium to create jobs and economic development

Date: 16 June 2017
Premier hosts fourth of a series of Industry Engagement Consortiums to strengthen working relationships between industry and government to create jobs
International education consortium to focus on increasing WA's market share of international students

Joint media statement from the State and Federal Governments

Date: 08 May 2017
$2.3 billion jobs and infrastructure boost for Western Australia

McGowan Government delivers on promise to freeze TAFE fees

Date: 02 May 2017
McGowan Government freezes TAFE fees, delivering election commitment

TAFE fees will not increase in the McGowan Government's first term

Training data from 2013 to 2016 showed a 24.5 per cent drop in people going to TAFE

Western Australia to delay NAPLAN Online to 2018

Date: 19 April 2017
NAPLAN Online to be delayed by one year. Schools participating in the trial will now do paper tests. NAPLAN is a national assessment of all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9

New opportunities to develop agricultural skills

Date: 20 December 2016
Memoranda of Understanding to support agricultural skills development
Opportunities to build the capacity of the State's agriculture industries

Students benefit from TAFE concession fee cut

Date: 02 December 2016
State Government caps fee increases across the board at CPI

Thousands of concessional students only have to pay 30% of fees

Training scholarships to boost nbn jobs

Date: 28 November 2016
500 WA workers needed for the nbn rollout over the next 23 years

Scholarships for 100 WA telecommunications trainees over the next 2-3 years

WA's best celebrated on national skills stage

Date: 02 November 2016
West Australians chosen to train with international skills squad

Selection follows success in national skills competition

TAFE Managing Directors appointed

Date: 26 October 2016
Western Australia's five TAFEs have permanent Managing Directors appointed

Local skills to be tested at national competition

Date: 08 September 2016
Young West Australians to test skills against nation's best

78-member team presented with their official uniforms

Scholarships provide new career opportunities

Date: 01 September 2016
Applications open for third round of training scholarship program
One-off scholarships of up to $3,000 provided
Open to Year 12 students for the first time

Work starts on $12m oil and gas training facility

Date: 04 August 2016
Turning of the sod on stage two of oil, gas and engineering training centre
Facility is internationally recognised as one of the world's best training centres
Stage two will focus on mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering

Awards to showcase the best in training

Date: 03 August 2016
29 finalists vie for State's top honours in vocational education and training

WA TAFE students win award for ANZAC app

Date: 20 July 2016
North Metropolitan TAFE students win award for augmented reality app

Students will now represent Western Australia on the national stage

Boost for student accommodation in Albany

Date: 15 July 2016
$15.9 million to support Stage 2 of Affordable Student Accommodation project

Supported by a $10.9 million investment from Royalties for Regions

Part of $600 million Royalties for Regions Growing Our South initiative

Aquaculture training and research examined

Date: 14 July 2016
Joint review examines capabilities of State's aquaculture sector

Review is open for public comment and submissions

Female entrepreneurs inspire WA business

Date: 10 June 2016
Fifth annual Inspiring Entrepreneurship Luncheon in Perth

New interactive hub for Geraldton TAFE

Date: 03 June 2016
Training infrastructure to improve support services for students and community

More help for Aboriginal jobseekers

Date: 29 April 2016
New online tool to help employers and Aboriginal jobseekers

Redesigned website identifies services for jobseekers and employers

Renowned academy boosts hospitality training

Date: 27 April 2016
World-leading academy to open and boost hospitality training in WA
Degrees offered in Tourism and Event Management

New appointments to strengthen training sector

Date: 05 April 2016
Leadership changes to implement new TAFE college structure

Reform project recommendations to streamline administrative functions

Celebrating WAs champions of multiculturalism

Date: 15 March 2016
FAPSTC is one of 27 individuals and organisations recognised for their contribution to multiculturalism in WA
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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

Boost for jobs as levy exemption lifted from construction training fund
11 May 2018
Construction training fund levy exemption to be removed for engineering construction work in the resource sector

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


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