Are you being asked to provide a Western Australian trade certificate in order to gain employment in WA?
Are you paying a training provider for recognition of prior learning or RPL assessment for the exact qualification you previously completed in another Australian state or territory, in order to obtain a trade certificate in WA?
As of 29 November 2018, the Department of Training and Workforce Development accepts trade certificate applications from interstate trained and qualified tradespeople.
Please refer to the application form and fact sheet, "Applying for a Western Australian trade certificate by interstate tradespeople." for further information and eligibility requirement. Please also contact the Department’s Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54 if you have any queries.
The above report was prepared by the State Training Board to help the State Government understand what industry needs from the training sector and inform future strategies.
The key findings of the report include - more financial incentives for employers to take on apprentices and trainees, less red tape for employers, better promotion of the vocational education and training system amongst young people and a sector that is easy to navigate, customer focussed and flexible.
A number of projects are underway that address these issues including - the freezing of TAFE fees, the establishment of TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres, and the reintroduction of training in craft industries.
In addition, the signing of the Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership will make $126 million available to create thousands of jobs for apprentices and trainees and an employer incentive scheme which will provide training support to employers, including small businesses.
Click here to read/download the report.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) will be holding a half day forum for stakeholders of publicly funded Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Western Australia.
The proposed agenda for the forum includes:
PKPA hosted a series of forums in two capital cities and two regional areas for the Department of Education and Training to assist with policy development and ensure apprenticeships are able to meet the future skill needs of Australian industry. The scope of the forums included apprenticeships in trade and non-trade occupations.
At the time the forums were undertaken, there was considerable public attention being given to the declining number of people being trained through the Australian Apprenticeships system. Over 200 stakeholders from industry, representative groups, government and apprentices attended the forums in person and via webinar.
Click here for the final report prepared for the Department based on participant feedback.
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy (AAWS) is only available to employers who employ a new worker Australian Apprentice commencing a full-time Certificate III or IV qualification that leads to an occupation listed on the National Skills Needs List (NSNL).
The AAWS is available to employers in rural and regional areas who must also meet all other eligibility requirements under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. For more information, call 1300 363 831 or visit apprenticeshipsupport.com.au/wage subsidy.
Review of Australia's Vocational Education and Training (VET) system - public submissions due 25 January 2019
As previously advised, the Hon Steven Joyce is currently undertaking a review of the VET system on behalf of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Public submissions can be made up until the 25 January 2019 and to have input into this important review, all submissions must be received by this date as no extensions will be given to this deadline.
Submissions are invited to address all aspects of the Terms of Reference, including what is working well, the challenges that exist, and changes that could be made to the VET system. Submissions can be provided either by completing the questionnaire template or attaching a document.
Click here for more information and to make a submission.
Nominations have closed and the selection process for the Cosmetic Tatooing and Skin Rejuvenation Technical Advisory Committees is underway. The Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), which will report to the Personal Services Industry Reference Committee, will soon commence the development of two new Qualifications. One relating to Cosmetic Tattooing is proposed to include relevant underpinning knowledge, e.g. anatomy and physiology, wound healing, microblading/feathering, and the related underpinning skills and knowledge required to safely administer these treatments (e.g. colour principles and treating adverse effects). The Skin Rejuvenation qualification will cover the provision of various skin treatments (e.g. skin needling and chemical peels) and include modalities not addressed within the current SHB Training Package such as sonophoresis, Light Emitting Diode (LED) treatments and IPL and laser for skin rejuvenation