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Free training for WA apprentices and trainees:

Training costs will be covered for apprentices and trainees who have had their training contracts cancelled or suspended, to continue their off the job training for up to six months. This support will make apprentices and trainees more employable in the COVID-19 recovery phase, and is one of the State Government's measures to keep WA’s pipeline of skilled workers on track during COVID-19.

  • Eligible apprentices and trainees displaced between 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020 will be entitled to fee relief. There will be no course and resource fees for any units commenced by these apprentices and trainees for up to six months.

  • Fee relief will continue to apply if the apprentice or trainee is subsequently picked up by another employer.

  • The course fees will be paid by the Department of Training and Workforce Development directly to training providers, who will be able to access the payments from 1 July 2020


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Changes to the Vet Nursing Traineeship

The WA Minister for Education and Training has endorsed the State Training Board’s decision to increase nominal duration of the Veterinary Nursing (Level 4) Traineeship from 24 to 36 months.

New Interim Report: “National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review”

The Productivity Commission has released an interim report regarding “National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review” The review examines examine how well the Australian, State and Territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system as set out in the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development, and the suitability of this agreement for the future.


Watch the video!! Great campaign promoting WA tourism industry.

Outcomes from National Co-Design Consultations

Late 2019, the Federal Government conducted national co-design consultations on three key Skills Package initiatives – the National Skills Commission, National Careers Institute and Skills Organisations. Here is a summary of what they heard.

Something a bit different – New RRR Network Podcast

Inspirational WA’s Rural Woman of the Year 2020, Cara Peek talks about her project Saltwater Academy for the Kimberley Aboriginal pastoral industry.

Good Blog site for anything to do with Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways do a monthly blog with interesting articles and information.

Important changes to workplace laws during coronavirus.

Find out about your workplace entitlements and obligations during the impact of coronavirus.

Lots of short courses coming up at Muresk Institute

Truck License Training And Assessment; First Aid; Holistic Management – A Foundation For Regenerative Agriculture and Many More

Canadian Inventor Develops Anti-Viral Clothing

Interesting article from the TCF industry. Imagine the possibilities!

Something a bit different!

This video is from the US and is congratulating and thanking all of the graduates of trade schools and high school graduates who select trade careers. Although we don’t support 100% of it and some is not relevant to Australia we thought the sentiment was great.

For those in the furniture industries – Have your Say!

IBSA is undertaking a review of Furniture Design and Technology qualifications. Either click here or contact Trevor at Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

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