Certificate III in Appliance Servicing (UEE 32111) Apprenticeship in Western Australia

The UEEA Training Council, Appliance Servicing Industry and Energy Skills Solutions are happy to announce the commencement of the UEE 32111 Certificate III in Appliance Servicing apprenticeship in Western Australia.

The Certificate III in Appliance Servicing was established as a Class A qualification in 2010, however delivery is unavailable in Western Australia and apprentices are required to attend training in Queensland or New South Wales. This training is inflexible, cumbersome, time consuming and cost prohibitive.

Manufacturers were using small teams of their own technicians and in some cases contracting out warranty work to the appliance service specialists. Not having the apprenticeship delivered in WA, has led to the appliance service industry having serious skill deficiencies, which in turn has had an adverse effect on product reputation.

Enormous efforts by all stake holders has gone into getting the training to this level, including the Department of Training and Workforce Development who have approved the funding for this apprenticeship.

Energy Skills Solutions will commence training for their first group of apprentices on Monday 2nd October 2017. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) will also be available for existing employees.

For further information on the Certificate III in Appliance Servicing apprenticeship, please contact: Jonathan Andrews, Director, Energy Skills Solutions, PO Box 2857, MALAGA 6944.                    T: (08) 9209 3833,  M: 0421 717 287, E:  jonathan@energyskillssolutions.com.au



WorldSkills Australia to Feature on Better Homes and Gardens – Friday 15th September at 7.00 pm

WA took out a swathe of medals at the 2016 Nationals , so if you have the time on Friday please watch the segment , our very own Mark Harper was Head Judge for Automotive VETis Competition.


WorldSkills to feature on Better Homes and Gardens – Friday 15th September at 7.00 pm

WorldSkills Australia is proud to announce that the 2016 National Competition will feature in the Better Homes & Gardens episode airing this Friday 15th September 7pm. This is quite a milestone for our organisation to be featured as part of a prestigious national program, and on such a significant platform.

As the only television and magazine collaboration on air, Better Homes and Gardens has a collective reach of over 7.8 million people. With over 700,000 followers on Facebook alone, we’d like to help make this become the most watched Better Homes and Gardens episode this year. This is where we need your help. 

The episode looks fantastic and we want to capitalise on the extra attention WorldSkills and the Australian skills community will experience from this unprecedented exposure.

To help us reach the largest audience possible, we encourage you to please feel free to promote the episode through your networks. If you aren’t already following us on social media, we have included all our social media handles below, along with all the Better Homes and Gardens social media information.

We will be releasing teasers for the episode via social media throughout the week.

WorldSkills creates opportunities for people to become the very best version of themselves. This extra exposure will promote all the hard work our volunteers and competitors put into everything they do.









Regional Consultation Sessions on “Plan for Jobs”

Mr Jim Walker from the State Training Board will be holding consultation sessions in the regions on the Plan for Jobs agenda – growing apprenticeships and traineeships and TAFE Industry Skill Centres.

The confirmed dates and locations for these visits are as follows:

  • GERALDTON – 13 October 2017 – Geraldton TAFE Campus  
  • PORT HEDLAND – 25 October 2017 – Pundulmurra Campus
  • MERREDIN – 3 November 2017 – Merredin Regional Community and Leisure Centre
  • ALBANY – 8 November 2017 – Albany TAFE Campus
  • BROOME – 13 November 2017 – Broome TAFE Campus
  • KALGOORLIE – 24 November 2017 – Kalgoorlie TAFE Campus
  • BUNBURY – 27 November 2017 – Bunbury ECU Campus

To register, please follow this link: http://www.stb.wa.gov.au/events



Information on Expanding Career Options for Women Scholarships Program

The State Government made an election commitment in 2013 to create scholarships to encourage women into non-traditional industries where women make up less than 25 per cent of the total workforce.

Up to 400 scholarships over four years will be available.

This is a joint initiative between the Department of Training and Workforce Development, the Department of Local Government and Communities and the Construction Training Fund.

Scholarships will be available for both institutional and employment-based training:

  1. Institutional training – $3000 will be available for women planning to undertake a publicly     funded institutional training course in an approved qualification; or
  2. Employment-based training – $1000 will be available for women planning to do an approved apprenticeship or traineeship; and their employers will receive a $2000 incentive payment.

These scholarships can be used to help with costs associated with undertaking training, including student fees, learning resources, mentoring, coaching, tools, equipment, accommodation, transport and childcare fees.

There are over 240 approved qualifications linked to non-traditional occupations.

Guidelines, eligibility criteria and application information will be published on the Department’s website when applications open on 1 September 2017.  Applications will close on 31 October 2017, with all applicants notified of the outcome of their application in early December 2017.

Successful scholarship applicants will need to commence their training between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

Please find attached a list of the eligible qualifications and flyers, for your promotional use.

For a list of eligible qualifications, please click here.

Prospective applicants can submit online as of Friday, 1st September 2017 –  please click here.

For more information about the program, please visit the Department’s website.


State Training Plan 2017-2020

The State Training Board has released its State Training Plan 2017-2020.

The Plan establishes the State Training Board’s vision to understand the skills requirements of all Western Australian industries and the State’s training priorities to maximise opportunities for Western Australians to get into the labour market.

To view the Plan, please click here


Is this the End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

A huge announcement from the British Government will see the end of the Internal combustion engine.

All petrol and diesel cars to be banned from 2040: Plans could also see tolls introduced on polluted roads to improve air quality.

The strategy will be launched by ministers Michael Gove and Chris Grayling and crackdown could see the introduction of levies on busy roads for owners of the most polluting vehicles.

To read more:   Please Click Here



Austal – $780 Million Contract

The Australian Financial Review reports the Pentagon announced over the weekend that a WA company had been picked to supply an additional Littoral Combat Ship, ahead of Lockheed Martin’s variant.

Perth-based shipbuilder Austal has received a timely boost from the US Navy by securing a fresh $780 million contract – Please Click Here