Home » Apprentice Employment Network WA

Apprentice Employment Network WA

The Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) is the peak association representing 23 member Group Training Organisations (GTOs) operating in Western Australia. It was incorporated in 1993 and is a not-for-profit registered charity. [A GTO is a collective name given to organisations that specialise in employing apprentices and trainees and hiring them out to other businesses, referred to as host employers, to complete their apprenticeship or traineeship training.]

AEN WA members are located throughout metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Western Australia and deliver apprenticeships and traineeships within a wide range of industries.

The Network provides a range of services and conducts a number of activities as part of our strategic plan to enhance the effectiveness of our member GTOs. It provides strong advocacy for its members on all aspects of Training and Employment issues associated with apprenticeship and traineeship pathways and promotes member services to enhance the service delivery of the network.

AEN WA is also a member of the national network of group training associations that are supported by the National Apprentice Employment Network.

Our Management Committee

AEN WA is managed by a committee elected by our members for their expertise and skills in supporting and advocating for GTOs in WA and their strong commitment to the Australian Apprenticeship system to build skilled workforces.


Stuart Diepeveen


State Representative, National Apprentice Employment Network, General Manager, Electrical Group Training


Stephen Spini


Group Training Manager, MTAWA/ Automotive Institute of Technology Inc


Iain McDougall

Deputy Chairperson

Representative, National Apprentice Employment Network

General Manager, Hospitality Group Training


Chris Liaros

Committee Member

State Manager Group Training, The Apprentice and Traineeship Company


Nadene Carr


State Manager, Maxima Training Group


Irene Walker

Executive Officer

Apprentice Employment Network WA

Our Stakeholders
  • 24 Group Training Organisations in WA
  • Apprentices and Trainees
  • Host Businesses
  • WA Government
  • State Training Board
  • Australian Government
  • TAFE & Private registered training organisations
  • Parents and Jobseekers
  • Schools and Career Advisors
  • WA Education Department Engagement and Transition Coordinators
  • WA Construction Training Fund
  • Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
  • Industry Training Councils