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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

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.



Top of training - WA Training Awards 2018 finalists announced
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Outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and trainers named as finalists in WA Training Awards 2018

Clear pathway for businesses and government to create WA jobs
28 June 2018
New policy being established to encourage private sector investment to develop projects, as part of the McGowan Labor Government's Plan for Jobs

WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm opens at Muresk Institute
13 June 2018
Highly advanced technology put in place for education and training purposes
Opportunities for WA jobs continues to grow in agriculture sector


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

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