The WA Training Awards program recognises excellence in vocational education and training (VET), and the outstanding achievements of VET students, apprentices and trainees, practitioners, organisations and employers.
After extensive industry consultation, the State Government is committing up to $6.1 million to train more Western Australians in heavy vehicle driving.
The job-ready Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations Skill Set and driver training will train an estimated 1,000 skilled workers needed by the transport industry to avoid skill shortages.
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The State Training Plan 2021-2022 identifies eight strategic priorities for Western Australia, to guide the State Government’s investment in the vocational education and training sector over the next two years. It focuses on the wide-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies strategies to support the State’s recovery response, including the WA Recovery Plan and the Review of Skills, Training and Workforce Development.
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The Maritime Training Package (Release 7.0) has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.
The Maritime Industry Reference Committee, with the support of Technical Advisory Committees, has revised the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) and developed new Units of Competency and Skill Sets for specialist maritime operations.
The latest data from Australia’s largest survey of vocational education and training (VET) students is now available.
The survey revealed the COVID-19 pandemic has affected VET qualification completers and part-completers’ outcomes in several ways:
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All the reporting was finalised earlier this month between the LDSC, the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the State Training Board (STB). The TLI40218 Certificate IV in Mobile Crane Operations qualification is currently under consideration by the STB Establishment and Variation of Apprenticeships Committee (EVAC), prior to submission to the Minister for Training and Workforce Development for endorsement.
ParentsNext, an initiative of the Department of Education Skills and Employment is a national pre-employment program that helps parents and carers proactively plan their next steps towards study or future employment. ParentsNext participants get assistance to identify their education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve these goals and connect with appropriate activities and services in their local community.
Andreia, a Perth mother was keen to establish financial independence and win her dream job - getting behind the driver’s wheel of a bus. She participated in the program and has secured a position with a transport company.
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