Lamborghini Creates World’s First ‘Self-Healing’ Sports Car





Lamborghini has created the world’s first self-healing sports car. The Terzo Millennio, which translates as third millennium in Italian, has the ability to detect and repair cracks in its body work.

Using sensors the car can conduct its own health check to detect any damages and self-repair itself by filling the crack with nanotubes to prevent it spreading.

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Australian Industry Standards – Skills Development Workshop


Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is an independent, not-for-profit Skills Service Organisation (SSO) that develops nationally recognised vocational qualifications across a range of Australian industries.

AIS is holding free workshops around the country. These workshops are aimed at fostering a clearer understanding of the Training Package development process and how you can be involved.

They build on the highly successful AIS Skills Forum held in August this year. This event focused on the new wave of disrupters that will have a significant impact on the skills required by industry.

AIS works with 11 Industry Reference Committees (IRC’s) to develop skills standards for the energy, aviation, transport and logistics, maritime, rail, water, public safety, police, fire, defence and corrections sectors.

The focus at AIS is on supporting industry to develop high quality qualifications for their workforce. These workshops will give participants the opportunity to share ideas on strategies for meeting workforce skills needs now and into the future.

The first of these national workshops will be held in Perth on 7 December 2017.

This is your chance to engage in skills development for the industries that AIS supports.

What can you expect from this event:

  • An overview of the National VET system and Training Package development process
  • Insights into industry workforce trends
  • Opportunities to engage in the skills development process
  • Round table discussion on emerging skills needs

Register your attendance

To register your attendance for this free event, please Click here

Limited spaces available.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Judy Green on (03) 9604 7214 or via email on



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Do You Work On, Or Tender for, State Government Construction Contracts?


The Department of Training and Workforce Development invites you to help shape Government policy.

The State Government is committed to providing more opportunities for construction apprentices and trainees by expanding Priority Start.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is reviewing the current policy, the Government Building Training Policy, in line with the State Government’s Plan for Jobs election commitment.

The current policy requires State Government construction contractors to achieve a target training rate by employing apprentices and trainees. The policy applies to head contractors and subcontractors working on State Government construction projects with a labour value of over $2 million.

The Department is seeking feedback from contractors working on current contracts as well as those who tender, or plan to tender, for State Government construction contracts.

Please contact the Department to participate in one of the following sessions:

Session 1
Wednesday 8 November
9.30 am – 11.30 amSession 2
Tuesday 14 November
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
‘Keirp Nyinalungup’ (Town Hall)
Optima Centre – Building B
16 Parkland Road
To register, please email:

Alternatively,  you may like to review the proposed policy changes and forward your written feedback  by Thursday 30 November 2017 to

For further information, please contact Toni Rogers, Project Officer, on (08) 6551 5607.

Building the workforce to meet the economic and community needs of Western Australia




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:



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:



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.