Useful contacts and links

Useful contacts and links

This section contains information and website links to various services and contacts relevant to the VET sector.


Apprenticeships and traineeships

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers

T: 13 38 73


Full time studies guide for WA TAFE colleges

Students interested in full time study at TAFE can find out what courses are available on our online Full time studies guide.  The guide also provides information about entry requirements for courses, along with information such as additional selection criteria for courses which have limited places.

Links are provided to TAFE Admissions where students can apply online for a course.



Training and career support

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres

The Department has nine AWDCs across Western Australia. The AWDCs provide Aboriginal people with career guidance, information about training options and access to job opportunities, and also work with employers to promote diversity in the workforce. An free online jobs board is available on the AWDC website.


Career Centres

The Department's Career Centres provide free and independent training information and career guidance. Their website provides free access to information, resources and tools to assist with career planning and development.


TAFE International WA

TIWA is responsible for the recruitment and admission of international students studying at Western Australian TAFE colleges. It also manages the placement of overseas students into WA public schools.


TAFE Choices

The TAFE Choices website provides information about courses available through WA’s five TAFE colleges.



You can search for courses available through private training providers in WA at the myskills website.



VET regulators and advisory bodies

Australian Industry and Skills Committee

The AISC provides advice to the Ministerial Council to ensure that directions taken by Ministers are informed by an industry-based perspective focused on the quality and relevance of the national training system including the endorsement of training packages.

Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

The Commonwealth Government agency responsible for national policies and programs for early childhood education to higher education and vocational education and training, international education and research.

Industry Reference Committees

IRCs are made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge of their particular industry sector. The IRCs will ensure that training packages meet the needs of employers and they will have the direct relationship with the AISC.

Skills Service Organisations

SSOs provide administrative, technical and operational support to the Industry Reference Committees as the conduit for industry intelligence into training policy and practice and to guide the development of industry-based training packages.

National VET Reform Taskforce

Develops and progresses Commonwealth Government reforms that elevate trades and vocational education to the centre of Australia's economy and puts the focus squarely on ensuring Australian workers are highly skilled and job-ready.

Australian Qualifications Framework

A national system of qualifications encompassing all post-compulsory education.

Australian Skills Quality Authority

National vocational education and training regulator.

Industry Training Councils

ITCs are non-government, not for profit industry driven bodies funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development. They advise and inform the State Training Board on the training needs and priorities of industry in Western Australia. A full list of the ITCs and links to their websites can be found on the State Training Board website.

State Training Board

The STB is the industry training advisory body to the Minister for Training and Workforce Development in Western Australia.

Training and Accreditation Council

Western Australia's vocational education and training regulator.

Page last updated March 01, 2017