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Department of Training and Workforce Development

State Priority Occupation List 2020

FAPS Training Council is currently working on the WA State Priority Occupation List (SPOL).  We are seeking evidence of unfilled job vacancies and other demand shortage within the workforce.  This information informs The Department of Training and Workforce Development to determines the overall priority of WA occupations which creates the SPOL and will guide workforce development planning and...


Financial Services Draft Training Products

Draft training products for Financial Planning and Superannuation in the Financial Services (FNS) Training Package are now available on the PWC Skills for Australia Website. Downloadable files containing the draft summary document, the changes that have been made and the best way to provide your comments can be found below. PWC Skills for Australia are...


Entries Now Open for The 2020 WA Training Awards

Applications for the 2020 WA Training Awards are now open.  Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery is encouraging the State’s top apprentices, trainees, employers and training organisations to apply by visiting their website. Award winners will be announced in September at the WA Training Awards Presentation Dinner.

Department of Training and Workforce Development, Updates

New Guide for School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

The Department of Training and Workforce Development has released a new guide to WA school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. The new guide provides help and support for schools, registered training organisations (RTOs), employers, students, parents and other stakeholders needing information on SBAT. The guide is an online resource that can be downloaded or printed from the Department website.

Australian Skills Quality Authority, Updates

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) New Website

The National regulator for Vocational Education and Training ASQA, have launched their new website as part of their commitment to provide easier access of information and tools.  Please visit the new site here.

Education Research, Updates

No Frills Conference 2020

The “No Frills” Conference is an annual national conference where researchers, practitioners, providers and industry representatives come together and share knowledge, ideas, insights and solutions around Australia’s VET sector. NCVER will be hosting this event in Perth between the 8 – 10 July 2020 in association with North Metropolitan TAFE.  The theme for this yeas’s conference...

Australian Industry Standards

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

The Council of Australian Government (COAG) Skills Council has endorsed the Correctional Services Training Package for implementation.  The revised Training Package incorporates the skills required by Correctional Officer, covering Cultural Competencies, Immigration Detention, Technical Skills, Electronic Monitoring, and Youth and Justice.  It contains the following material: Certificate III in Immigration Detention Operations Electronic Monitoring Operator...


Proposed Schedule of Work for Property Service Training Package

The Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC has appointed a technical advisory group (TAG) to review vocational education and training for building surveyors. The group has been working closely with their industry networks to review the CPP Training Package.  As a result a number of recommendations have been made: deletion of the graduate diploma limitations on building...

Australian Industry and Skills Committee

National Industry Insights Report

The AISC National Industry Insights Report provides information on skills, training, employment and labour market as well as analysis by industry sector.  The report also includes a National Skills Overview, which examines cross-industry insights. The resource supports Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in designing and developing training packages that meet the current and future skills needs of industry. Please visit the website for more information.