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News 31 Jul 2020

New free and half price training to get WA Skills Ready

The WA Government has recently announced a range of free and 50% fee reduced training for the FOOD, FIBRE AND TIMBER INDUSTRIES.


Free courses for eligible students*

Work in Agriculture

This will give you skills in applying chemicals, driving and operating farm machinery, and occupational health and safety. Great for any job in agriculture.

Operating a Small Business

All small businesses need great administration systems. Suits all of our industries.

Business Ready Skill Set

Again, all small businesses need administration and clerical staff. Perfect intro to office administration, reception work and would suit our industries.

Customer Service Skill Set

All industries have customers! And all industries need good customer service.

Logistics and Warehousing Skill Set

Warehousing skills and a very useful Forklift ticket are needed in lots of our industries – production horticulture; food production; cabinet making to name a few.

Fees reduced by 50% for eligible students*

Several qualifications are now available at a 50% reduction for course fees.

  • Certificate III in Agriculture

  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

  • Certificate III in Agriculture Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship)

  • Certificates II and III in Horticulture

  • Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage

  • Certificate II in Rural Operations

To find out who is delivering these – you need to click here and then scroll down to the Skills Ready Course List - tick 1/2 price and then find the qualification and click again.

*including Job Seeker, Job Keeper holders + 15 to 24-year-olds

Free online business skills workshops

WA’s Small Business Development Corporation is also offering free workshops. Lots of subjects including Business Financials, Digital Marketing, Creating an Online Shop; Motivating Staff. For a list of all workshops, click here.

Don’t forget, The Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council team is here for advice– so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us (08) 9361 2800 or

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