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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 2–3 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 WA’s champions of multiculturalism

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

New facilities boost training in Mid-West

Date: 03 March 2016
Durack Institute of Technology now delivers over 200 courses across the region

New facilities give greater access to education and training

More training opportunities in Great Southern

Date: 02 March 2016
Significant infrastructure brings greater training options to Great Southern

New learning centre in Albany and training campus in Mount Barker

Reform safeguards WA’s TAFE sector

Date: 24 February 2016
Reform project recommendations to strengthen public training system

70 current campuses will now be administered by five TAFE colleges

Applications open for State’s training awards

Date: 22 February 2016
New honour for international students

Additional opportunities with more award categories in 2016

New service supports Peel workforce growth

Date: 04 February 2016
New $1.077 million workforce development centre provides services for Peel job seekers

Includes $538,700 investment thru Royalties for Regions

Scholarships provide expanded career options

Date: 18 January 2016
Training scholarships offered in second round of State Government program
One-off training scholarships of up to $3,000 provided

New campaign to promote choices at TAFE

Date: 10 January 2016
'Make A Name' campaign highlights the range of opportunities TAFE provides

New easy to navigate TAFE website launched

Honours for regional skill and trade competitors

Date: 01 December 2015
State's best apprentices, trainees and students rewarded

Opportunity to represent State in National WorldSkills competition

WA winners steal the spotlight at the Australian Training Awards

Date: 25 November 2015
Two WA students and two WA organisations have been crowned as the nation’s best at the 2015 Australian Training Awards in Hobart last week

Work under way on Pilbara health training centre

Date: 23 November 2015
New industry standard training facility at Pilbara Institute to create more training opportunities & address workforce development needs of the region
$13.7 million investment through Royalties for Regions

West Australians trainees best in the nation

Date: 20 November 2015
Jared Stone - Australian Apprentice of The Year
Sandra Van Der Gaag - Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of The Year
Crown Perth & Clinipath Pathology named nation's best for training
Four West Australians named as the nation's best at the 2015 Australian Training Awards in Hobart on November 19

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

$4.7m skills centre provides new opportunities

Date: 23 October 2015
Purpose-built facility provides new training opportunities
$4.7 million investment through Royalties for Regions

Project underway to strengthen training sector

Date: 15 October 2015
Key focus on function and structure of State's training system
Ensuring a sustainable vocational education and training sector for WA

Scholarships available to expand career options

Date: 07 October 2015
New career opportunities for women in non-traditional industries and trades
One-off training scholarships of $3,000 are available

New head of Challenger Institute appointed

Date: 01 October 2015
Terry Durant appointed as managing director for five-year term

Strategic plan for higher education in WA

Date: 21 September 2015
Liberal National Government and the State's five universities form strategic plan
Minister to lead delegation to China and Vietnam
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McGowan Government delivers commitment to prioritise WA workers
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 t


International education consortium to create jobs and economic development
16 June 2017
Premier hosts fourth of a series of Industry Engagement Consortiums to strengthen working relationships between industry and government to create jobs

Joint media statement from the State and Federal Governments
08 May 2017
$2.3 billion jobs and infrastructure boost for Western Australia

McGowan Government delivers on promise to freeze TAFE fees
02 May 2017
McGowan Government freezes TAFE fees, delivering election commitment
TAFE fees will not increase in the McGowan Government's first term


Western Australia to delay NAPLAN Online to 2018
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 i

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