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 – May 2017

The May 2017 edition of Training Matters features an article written by our new Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery MLC, which provides an interesting insight into the key focus areas of the McGowan Government for the training sector. Along with regular items including industry profiles and professional development news, other stories include a catch up with some of last year's WA Training Awards winners and a round-up of what's happening in our five WA TAFE colleges including more award winners. We also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Read Write Now literacy program and take a look at the exciting lineup of speakers and presentations for this year's Training Providers Forum.

The cover of May 2017's edition of Training Matters

You can download or view the May 2017 edition here.

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Contributors and advertisers

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

For editorial deadlines, advertising rates and specifications, download the 2016/17 Rate card. Contact the Training Matters editor at for further information.


Previous issues

Download previous issues of Training Matters.

November 2016

July 2016

March 2016

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