The key role of the Department's website is to provide employers, business and industry and other stakeholders with useful and relevant information and resources that support the development of WA’s workforce. Also to provide information, tools and resources for practitioners, providers and schools that support the quality delivery and assessment of VET.
Since its launch in December 2016, the Department of Training and Workforce Development website at dtwd.wa.gov.au has received over 1,225,000 views. In April 2018, all information and resources for training and career development was moved from the dtwd.wa.gov.au and relocated to the Jobs and Skills WA website. Now it's time to review and refresh!
You’re invited to provide feedback. What’s great, what’s not? How could it be improved? What's missing? Please be specific and provide direct examples of any issue/s or suggestions for improvement – positive feedback is also welcome. All feedback will be treated confidentially, and used only for the purpose of informing the website review.
Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 March.
NCVER and Ipsos are conducting the survey on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
The survey is supported by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Western Australian Training Accreditation Council (TAC).
This Australia-wide survey of registered training organisations (RTOs) will provide a better picture of how many people are working in the VET sector to help with future planning and to better support the VET workforce.
Selected RTOs are invited to complete the survey, so keep an eye out for your invitation!
For more information click here
The annual review of the State Priority Occupation List is now underway and submissions for any changes or additions are required to be made to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the 18th April 2019.
The main purpose of SPOL is to help guide annual purchasing of publicly funded training for all jobs in the WA economy. It also informs workforce development planning in the State and is used as a key source of labour market evidence in a number of important policy areas including helping to inform the development of the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) and the Graduate Occupation List (GOL).
Please contact Jane at RAPS (08 9240 5221) or email email@example.com if you wish to discuss any occupations covered by the Retail and Personal Services Industry Training Council.
Applications for the 25th WA Training Awards are now open. If you're an excellent apprentice, student or trainer, or a business developing innovative training programs for employees, apply today at dtwd.wa.gov.au/training awards.
Applications close 3 May 2019.
Congratulations to Bart Hassam (pictured) from Brisbane who was named the 2019 World Cup Champion of one of the world's most prestigious floral design competitions. The three-day competition was held at the Philadelphia Flower Show, bringing 23 top floral designers from around the globe under one roof.
Hassam has won the Interflora Australia Florist of the Year competition five times and the 2011 Intercontinental Asia Cup. He exhibits, demonstrates and teaches floral design all around the world.
Minister Sue Ellery, MLC, Minister for Education and Training, addresses attendees involved in the delivery of services at the Jobs and Skills Centres. on Day One of the Inaugural Jobs and Skills Centre Forum held at the Mercure Hotel, Perth.
As part of the State Government's Plan for Jobs initiative, Jobs and Skills Centres were developed as a one stop shop for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. The centres also provide an online jobs board, to connect jobseekers with employment opportunities and to help employers attract and recruit employees.
Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community. Thirteen centres located on TAFE campuses throughout Perth and regional WA are now open, with additional outreach locations for regional areas. For more information on locations and services, visit the website here.
Central Regional TAFE's Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre located in Fitzgerald Street Geraldton was recently officially launched by Sue Ellery, Minister for Education and Training.
The Centre is set to boost opportunities for the Mid West region and is a one-stop-shop for jobseekers, students and career changers, supporting the employment and workforce needs of the region.
Outreach services will also be provided throughout the Mid-West and Gascoyne regions, from Exmouth in the north to Wiluna in the east and Cervantes in the south. An additional drop-in centre will also be available to clients in Carnarvon at the Central Regional TAFE campus.
To find out more about Geraldton JSC, and the services it provides, please visit their page on the website here.
Applications are now open and include new categories for Large Employer of the Year and Medium Employer of the Year. There are 13 categories in the WA Training Awards; eight individual categories and four organisation categories, as follows:
Winners in individual categories receive $3,000 to further their training or kick start their careers. Organisation winners are recognised as industry leaders and provided with marketing materials to promote their achievement.
Winners will be announced at a Presentation Dinner on Friday 13 September 2019.
For more information and how to enter, please click here
Applications close on Friday 3 May at 5.00pm.
The Albany Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Premier Mark McGowan and Minister Sue Ellery, Education and Training Minister.
Located at South Regional TAFE, the Centre is a "one-stop shop" providing careers, training and employment advice to individuals, as well as assisting local businesses and employers with business and workforce development advice to create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.
Jobs and Skill Centres are complemented by a comprehensive website resource that includes a Job Notice Board, qualification lists and a course search feature. The Jobs and Skills WA website is available here.
The instant asset write-off scheme will now be available to small businesses until 30 June 2020 for assets purchased under $25,000 in value. The scheme allows small businesses to immediately deduct assets costing less than $25,000 instead of claiming deductions over a number of years. This is good news for small businesses looking to purchase a new or second-hand asset, such as a vehicle, printer, or computers.
There is no limit to the number of assets claimed. This decision is a sign that the Government is listening to industry on what is needed to support small business.
The Treasurer is set to introduce the extension of the scheme as legislation when Parliament resumes on 12 February.
The small business sector represents 99% of all businesses in Australia, so this measure should give small businesses more opportunities to grow and thrive.
Small and family businesses need to remember that this is a tax deduction, not a rebate. Therefore, they need to have sufficient profit to write off the new asset against.