Welcome to the Apprenticeship Office

The Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office registers and administers training contracts, as well as regulating the apprenticeship system in Western Australia, in accordance with Part 7 of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 (the Act) and the associated Regulations.

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You can contact the Apprenticeship Office by:

Phone 13 19 54 (for callers outside Western Australia, please call (08) 6551 5499); or

Email apprenticeshipoffice@dtwd.wa.gov.au


 News and updates

To ensure that Apprenticeship Office stakeholders, apprentices, trainees and employers in Western Australia have up to date information, the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office will provide news and updates here. 


Fact sheet -  Training contracts and holders of temporary work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

31 October 2016

The Department of Training and Workforce Development has developed, in conjunction with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Commonwealth Government Department of Education and Training, a fact sheet on the eligibility of Temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457) holders entering into a Western Australian apprenticeship or traineeship training contract. The fact sheet, Training contracts and holders of temporary work (Skilled) (subclass 457), is available on our website, under 'Managing your training contract'.



Apprenticeship Office – First Anniversary

15 August 2016

It is now over one year since the Apprenticeship Office was established on 1 July 2015. Below are some statistics from the actions during our first year of operation to 30 June 2016:  

  • Number of training contracts registered: 25 282

  • Number of lodged contracts that had undergone further assessment: 9 063

  • Number of training contracts where registration was refused: 98

  • Average time taken to register a training contract: 6.5 days

  • Number of variations to training contracts assessed and processed: 17 308

  • Number of callers assisted: 22 578

  • Number of contacts with employers/apprentices providing advice about training plans: 12 038

  • Number of overdue training plans recovered: 4 760

  • Number of training plans audited: 461

The Apprenticeship Office would like to thank our stakeholders for your support and cooperation over the last year. We look forward to continuing to work with you to improve the efficiency of the administration of training contracts and the quality and integrity of the apprenticeship system in Western Australia.

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Last modified: 31/10/2016 1:28 PM

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