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. From November 2017, the magazine will be available online only.

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.
Cover of November issue of Training Matters

Latest edition – November 2017

The November 2017 edition of Training Matters is out now.

In this edition you can read about the winners of the WA Training Awards 2017, find out why two secondary school students chose to take the vocational education and training pathway and read the story of an inspiring lecturer who is giving her students a taste of reality about life as a chef.

There’s also articles about the State Training Board’s industry consultation sessions, a young graphic designer who came second in an international competition and a workforce development feature from Alcoa.

Cover of Training Matters November 2017

You can download or view the November 2017 edition here.


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.

August 2017

May 2017

November 2016

July 2016

March 2016

For more editions dating back to April–May 2008 please write to

Training Matters cover July 2016
Page last updated January 22, 2021