Beazley Awards recognise outstanding high school results

The Beazley awards were presented today in Kings Park by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, and the Honourable Kim Beazley AC Governor of WA, in recognition of outstanding secondary school exam and VET results. Western Australia’s peak secondary education awards were today awarded to Pooja Ramesh from Perth Modern School and Jess Haydon from…

No Jab No Play – Government Immunisation Policy

The Government has introduced a ‘No Jab, No Play’ policy with three phases to ensure community health for all, including kindergarten and school aged children. From January 1st 2019, phase one requires childcare services, kindergartens and schools to report on the immunisation status of all students, strengthening the powers of the Chief Health Officer during…

McGowan Government Reveals Changes to Cabinet

The State Government has announced minor changes to its Cabinet in an effort to continue government stability. Premier Mark McGowan revealed the portfolio adjustments on Thursday that will strengthen the focus of Government’s agenda, balance workloads for Ministers, highlight the importance of the budget and Metronet. The changes include Treasurer Ben Wyatt passing the Energy…

Multi million dollar job skilling partnership creates youth employment

Written by: Stephanie Acevedo The McGowan Government has signed a new $126 million dollar deal with the Federal Government’s Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership. Twenty thousand new apprenticeships and traineeships will be created for young Western Australians, as well as pre-apprenticeships. A McGowan Government employer incentive scheme will be implemented, providing training to support employers…

Federal Government Rescued Moora Residential College With $8.7 Million

Moora Residential College is saved following an $8.7 million capital grants from the Federal Government. The announcement has caused a sensational reverse on the McGowan Government’s decision to close down the residential college following the State Budget. The $8.7 million will allocated to refurbish the residential college, which has been opened in the community since…

More Support Required for Special Needs Students in School Violence: Xamon

Concerns have been raised for the needs of special needs students involved in school fights, following increasing levels of children with disabilities involved in schoolyard violence. WA Greens education and disability spokesperson Alison Xamon has called for more support, claiming more understanding was needed for special needs students, amid State Government plans to increase suspensions…

School Violence Spikes With 3000 Assaults in 18 Months

Education staff have been assaulted and threatened in the past 18 months, with nearly 3000 incidents occurring in WA public schools in 18 months, figures revealing the extent of school violence. Teachers have faced around 900 cases of threats or assaults in the first half of the year, with 114 cases referred to police. 293…

State Government Calls Views 2015 Huawei Sponsored China Trip Improper “Ludicrous”

The State Government has denied that there has been a conflict of interest over a multi-million-dollar telecommunications contract with Chinese telco Huawei, despite revelations of travel and gifts to two government ministers while in opposition. Current Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Education Minister Sue Ellery received an all-expenses paid tour of China and free mobile…

WA Showcases Trainees and Apprentices at WorldSkills Championships

Western Australians trainees and apprentices have dominated At the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney, showcasing their skills in the competition. 21 WA trainees and apprentices won medals and the VETiS Shield in the competition as the best performing state. The state performed well in the hospitality categories, winning gold, silver and bronze in the VETiS…

New Jobs and Skills Centres to Boost WA Education and Job Training

WA jobs and training will get a boost with new jobs and skills centres creating increased access to job-related services. The first five centres were launched on Wednesday, providing a one-stop shop for students, jobseekers and career changers to improve skills and job prospects and access to career, training and employment services. “Jobs and Skills…