Austal Boosts Women’s Representation With New Positions

Austal will boost training opportunities for women in WA, by increasing its female intake. The shipbuilder is seeking to hire 45 new female apprentices in 2019, as part of its hire of 260 extra workers in the state. Premier Mark McGowan and Education Minister Sue Ellery have welcomed Austal’s bid to boost female representation on…

Midland TAFE to be transformed into Metronet Training Centre

Midland TAFE will become a training centre to equip young Western Australians with the skills to build Metronet, the State Government has announced. Premier Mark McGowan revealed on Thursday that the government will transform the campus into the Metronet Trade Training Centre that will provide specific technical and support skills for railcar manufacturing and Metronet…

Government to Increase Traineeships and Apprenticeships for WA Employees

Written By: Vesh Arumugam The WA government will reintegrate more traineeships and apprenticeships for employees to upgrade their skills. The Government is rebuilding its training sector and implementing strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships to help understand what industry needs from the training sector and inform future strategies. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said…

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…