Training Matters

Training Matters magazine

Training Matters is a magazine for the Western Australian vocational education and training sector. It provides high quality and informative editorial about the latest news and developments in VET and highlights the achievements of students, trainers and organisations in the sector.

The full colour magazine has a distribution of over 5 000 copies electronically and in print and is published three times per year by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Readers of Training Matters include:

  • registered training organisations, including staff and students at metropolitan and regional TAFE colleges and private training providers;
  • training practitioners, including secondary high school VET coordinators and career advisors;
  • industry advisory groups;
  • employers;
  • Government; and
  • other key personnel within the training and workforce development sector.

Latest edition – August 2017

The August 2017 edition of Training Matters is out now.

Our cover story is of Peter Coghlan, a TAFE graduate who was insprired to leave behind his life as a tradie and join the allied health industry after surviving a traumatic accident.  You can also see the highlights from this year's Training Providers Forum held in May, and read the stories behind the success of this year's WorldSkills competitors; including Nick Johnston, our WA Skillaroo who's off to Abu Dhabi in October to represent Australia in the international WorldSkills competition. There's a wrap up of this year's very successful Muresk Open Day – and we announce the winner of Muresk's inaugural Dog vs Drone competition. And of course you can catch up on all the latest VET news  featuring the State Training Board, the Adult Migrant English Program, what's happening around WA in our TAFE colleges, some great examples of the innovative and exciting work our VET colleagues are doing, and a feature on Skills West Expo happening this month. 


You can download or view the August 2017 edition here.

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Contributors and advertisers

Training Matters welcomes submissions of story ideas and requests from advertisers.

Contact the Training Matters editor at for further information.


Previous issues

Download previous issues of Training Matters.

May 2017

November 2016

July 2016

March 2016

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Training Matters cover July 2016
Page last updated February 09, 2017