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ADMS: An Australian Government Initiative
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has begun to mobilise the new Apprenticeships Data Management System (ADMS) to help streamline the way employers lodge their BAC and CAC claims....
Byrnecut leads push for women in trades
As apprenticeship numbers continue to grow in WA, one company is setting its own high targets with a focus on encouraging more women into trades....
New apprenticeship numbers skyrocket
Apprenticeships roared back into favour during the 2020-21 financial year across Australia and especially in WA, new data shows. Nationally, nearly 215,000 people started an...
Plumbing Bros. Perth
From apprentices to masters of a plumbing business
From teenagers learning a trade to master plumbers and later national franchise owners, James Riddle and Joe Papiccio are a testament to the possibilities that can come from completing an apprenticeship.  Co-founders of Perth-headquartered Plumbing Bros., the skilled duo has forged an award-winning business...
New Ombudsman protects concerns of VET students
The Australian Government has recently announced the establishment of an Ombudsman body to address complaints regarding the VET FEE-HELP (VFH) scheme and the new VET...
Budget 2017: What’s in it for training?
The Federal Budget has produced positive outcomes for the training sector, with new programs poised to focus national attention on training and workforce development. Increased...
Local businesses key to getting WA working again
A bold new campaign aimed at driving up numbers of apprentices and trainees is set to launch in Western Australia this month.
Industry Skills Fund: Now Closed
The Federal government announced the closure of its Industry Skills Fund program in late-December. The program, which aimed to assist businesses to invest in training...