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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

Scholarships for successful women

Date: 11 September 2015
​Career-building scholarships awarded to self-starting businesswomen

New facilities to improve training in Bunbury

Date: 02 September 2015
​New infrastructure improves training at South West Institute of Technology's Bunbury campus
Provides $900,000 campus refurbishment

New plan to address Peel workforce challenges

Date: 25 August 2015
New plan to build skilled workforce in Peel region
Plan includes 17 priority actions to address workforce challenges

New policy strengthens training commitment

Date: 11 August 2015
New policy requires sector-wide training commitment
Compliance measures have been strengthened under the new policy

Awards showcase high achievers in training

Date: 04 August 2015
42 finalists to vie for State's top awards in vocational education and training
Winners will be announced in September

Scholarship provides international experience

Date: 22 July 2015
Two young West Australians chosen for international scholarship program
Recipients among medallists in 2014 WorldSkills Australia national competition

New Peel centre to support local job seekers

Date: 09 July 2015
New workforce development centre in Peel will provide locally based services through a hub in Mandurah

$1.07 million allocated over four years to fund the centre

Improved training infrastructure in the Mid-West

Date: 02 July 2015
New training infrastructure to improve services for students in Mid-West

$2m investment through State Government's Royalties for Regions program

New centre to meet training demand in Goldfields

Date: 30 June 2015
New centre to cater for local demand in hair and beauty training

Modern facilities to give students industry experience

Report sets path for gender equality in WA

Date: 03 June 2015
​Government-backed landmark report into gender equality released
Committee for Perth Filling the Pool report will help guide policy

Doors open at new Aboriginal training centre

Date: 19 March 2015
​Polytechnic West’s Aboriginal Training Centre opens at Thornlie campus.
Designed to deliver culturally appropriate education and training.

New scholarships encourage women into trades

Date: 02 March 2015
​New $1.2m scholarship program for women in non-traditional industries.
Up to 100 scholarships per year to the value of $3,000 each.

Accommodation assistance for training doubled

Date: 24 February 2015
Accommodation allowance for regional students doubled.
Liberal National Government delivers another election commitment.

Nominations open for WA Training Awards

Date: 22 February 2015
Individual winners awarded $5,000 to help kick-start their careers.
Overall winner to represent WA in the Australian Training Awards.

Doors open at one-stop-shop for job seekers

Date: 11 February 2015
New customer service centre offers streamlined job advice.
Aboriginal job seeker, career advice, international education & migration services.
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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.



WA Training Awards 2017 individual finalists announced
26 July 2017
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Finalists commended during critical time for the training industry
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
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

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