Policies and guidelines


Apprenticeship and Traineeship Policy​

All organisations involved in apprenticeships and traineeships should be aware of the requirements outlined in this policy, together with the Priority Start - Building policy and ASBT guidelines.

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Changes to Apprenticeship Policy 

Some changes have been made to the Apprenticeship Policy. Download the changes here.

Continuous improvement register

We value and welcome comments on existing and future policy development for the apprenticeship system and have created a Continuous improvement register to record your concerns. You can add comments on the policy to the register.

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Disability and access inclusion plan 2011 - 2016

The Department of Training and Workforce Development introduces its inaugral Disability access and inclusion plan 2011 - 2016. This plan demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that Western Australia's workforce and vocational education and training system are accessible and welcoming for all members of the Western Australian community.

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Expanding career options for women

The State Government is offering up to 100 scholarships per year to:

  • women over the age of 18 who have left school and planning to train in a  non-traditional trade or industry; and
  • employers who are offering an apprenticeship or traineeship in a nominated qualification, to an eligible woman.

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Government Building Training (GBT) Policy

The Government Building Training Policy came into effect on 1 October 2015.
Through the GBT Policy, the State Government is aiming to increase the overall numbers of apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry. This will be achieved by ensuring that government building, construction and maintenance contracts are awarded to contractors who are committed to meeting or exceeding a target training rate.

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Language Services Policy

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is committed to the use of competent interpreters and translators to provide a service to those unable to communicate through written and spoken English.

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Priority Start - Building Policy

The Priority Start - Building is a policy for Government Tendering Arrangements that applies to Western Australian building and construction contracts.

The Priority Start – Building Policy will be replaced by the Government Building Training Policy from 1 October 2015 and will apply to State Government contracts awarded from requests for tenders issued from this date. From 1 October 2015, companies with contracts under Priority Start can either remain under the Priority Start – Building Policy or move to the Government Building Training Policy with the agreement of all parties.

For more information about Priority Start visit the Priority Start- Building Policy web page or download the policy.

To search for a registered employer and to see details of how to apply for registration visit the Priority Start - Building website.

 
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Reconciliation Action Plan

The Department’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 – 2015 aims to develop strong relationships and increase opportunities for Aboriginal people in Western Australia, including our :
• staff;
• clients; and
• Aboriginal-owned businesses.

This plan sets out the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s commitment and contribution to reconciliation.

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School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Policy

The policy provides advice to organisations and individuals associated with school based apprenticeships and traineeships as a component of the Western Australian apprenticeship system. It informs them of stakeholder roles and responsibilities and the requirements associated with commencement, registration, variation and completion of a training contract involving a full time school student participating in a part time school based apprenticeship or traineeship.

The latest version of the Education, Training and Employment Schedule (ETES) template may be accessed here.

Changes to School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Policy

Some changes have been made to the School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Policy Download the changes here.

Continuous Improvement Register

We value and welcome comments on existing and future policy development for school based apprenticeships and traineeships as a component of the apprenticeship system.

A continuous improvement register is available for you to record your concerns here.

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 State Training Admissions Policy

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The objective of this document is to provide a policy framework for access to admission to publicly funded VET award qualifications at TAFE colleges. The document contains detailed information on the processes applied by TAFE Admissions to select prospective students for places in full time qualifications and TAFE colleges to select students in part time qualifications.

This site includes material in Adobe Reader PDF format. Please click the link to download Adobe Reader.


TAFE Duty of Care Policy for Minors

TAFE colleges in Western Australia have a policy for the duty of care of minors while attending a TAFE college.

Download a copy of the policy here.

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Trade Certificate Policy

The policy provides advice to individuals seeking to receive a Trade Certificate on successful completion of a Class A or Class B qualification with training type 'apprentice' as identified on the Public Register of Prescribed Vocational Education and Training Qualifications.

Trade Certificates can be issued through two pathways:

  • completion of an apprenticeship through a Training Contract; or
  • achievement of a qualification through Trade Skills Recognition.

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Trade Certificate Application Form

This form must be used by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to apply for a Trade Certificate for an individual who has successfully completed a qualification with training type 'apprentice' as identified on the Public Register of Prescribed Vocational Education and Training Qualifications.

The form must only be used for those who have completed the qualification through trade skills recognition.

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Trade Skills Recognition Policy: RPL for Class A and Class B Qualifications

The purpose of this policy is to provide advice to training providers and individuals seeking Trade Skills Recognition under the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 (VET Act) for all Class A qualifications and for those Class B qualifications with a condition that the qualification can only be obtained by fulfilling the obligations of an apprentice under a training contract.

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Vocational Education and Training fees and charges


The Vocational Education and Training fees and charges policy for 2016 can be viewed here. The policy outlines the procedures governing the administration of fees and charges by registered training providers who deliver training that is funded by the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development.

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Last modified: 14/04/2016 9:36 AM