Training Matters

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November 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​

Training Matters November edition features Team WA’s record results at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Melbourne. We also celebrate top achievers at the WA Training Awards 2016.

Other stories include cadet programs for the public sector and Aboriginal police, a report on Skills West Expo and the reintroduction of barbering as an apprenticeship.

Regular items include the Director General’s comment, industry profiles and professional development news.
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About Training Matters

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 5800 electronically and in print and is published three times per year by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Training Matters readers 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.

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

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