TAFE fees for 34 high priority qualifications will be halved from January 1, 2020 and, regardless of which qualification is chosen, course fees will be capped at a maximum payment each year of $1,200, or only $400 for those aged 15—24 or eligible concession students.
These qualifications have been chosen because they match up with the skills that employers need right now, and they are in industry areas with high jobs growth. The list also includes qualifications that are suited to younger people, and skills that offer good local employment prospects. See the list of qualifications here.
TAFE APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 DECEMBER FOR 2020
Applications for Semester 1 2020 full time courses are now open, but closing 6 December 2019. The application process is online, with just three simple steps to get it done. For course information and to apply click here.
A Training Squad nominees have been selected to represent the State at the WorldSkills Australia National Championships to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in Perth in August next year.
From a total of 500 young Western Australians who participated, 196 competitors have been recognised for their outstanding performance throughout the regional WorldSkills competitions with 66 being nominated for the WA Training Squad. The 2020 event, last hosted by WA in 2014, is expected to draw a crowd of more than 20,000 people to cheer on more than 500 competitors.
The biennial WorldSkills competition aims to find the best young apprentices, trainees, tradespeople and vocational education and training graduates in the country by testing them with set tasks, strict judging criteria and a race against the clock.
Further information on WorldSkills can be found here.
Fostering strong links between industry, government, the education sector and regional TAFE Colleges - including North Regional TAFE, Central Regional TAFE and South Regional TAFE - the VET Regional Partnerships Program will focus on skills development for local communities, creating more apprenticeships and traineeships and job growth in regional areas. For more information on the proposed programs, click here.
Congratulations to WA finalist in the category of Large Employer of the Year, Barminco, on winning the award at the National Training Awards held on Thursday 21 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Barminco was recognised for its excellent training programs, dedication to staff and successful partnerships with registered training organisations (RTOs).
Barminco is one of the world’s largest hard rock underground mining services companies in the world, with operations in Australia, Asia and Africa and is proud to consider itself a learning organisation. It recognises the collective talent and expertise of its people is key to its success. Barminco staff receive ongoing training in all requirements, processes and procedures relevant to their current and future roles.
For more information on the winners and finalists at the National Training Awards, please click here.