2020 Awards Of Excellence Winners

WA Group Training Wage Subsidy Extended

WA Group Training Wage Subsidy Extended. Another win for our WA GTO members.
We advocated for this, it was supported by the Construction Training Fund and the Minister for Training, delivered.
Key Points:
Eligibility for the program was broadened in July ’23 to include apprentices and trainees in the residential and commercial construction industry.
$21.5 million expansion of successful wage subsidy scheme to get more building and construction apprentices and trainees on the job sooner, starts 1 January 2024.
150 additional places to build WA’s pipeline of residential construction workers.
New $5 million program to help private training providers expand and train more skilled workers

2023 TAX TIME Toolkit for Small Business

Access the ATO small business tax time toolkit to find out what you are eligible to claim. The toolkit contains:

• a helpful directory of links to help find information, tools, calculators, learning resources and other support and services
• several fact sheets on claiming deductions for the cost of digital expenses; ‘using business money and assets’ plus 3 fact sheets exclusively for primary producers.

Awards For Excellence Nominations OPENED 26 June

The 2023 Apprentice Employment Network WA, Awards For Excellence, is a member only event, that rewards and celebrates the achievements of our members’ top apprentices and trainees and recognises the value of the host employers that support our Network.

Applications opened 26 June 2023 and close 8 August.

Our Awardees have the chance to share in $6,250 worth of prizes, so visit our webpage for more information and start preparing your nominations.

This year it’s an extra special event because we also celebrate our 30th Anniversary, providing advice, service and advocacy support to our members.

Apprentices Need Better Support to Overcome Poor Completion Rates & Address Skills Shortages

The Apprentice Employment Network WA and National Apprentice Employment Network

support the Australian government’s planned overhaul of apprentice support measures, recently announced by the Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor.  The plan outlines a new service model that places apprentices at the centre and provides them with better support from the commencement to the completion of their training.

Chief Executive Officer of NAEN, Dianne Dayhew, said the measures are urgently needed to stop the attrition of apprentices that is contributing to the nation’s skills shortage at a time when thousands of new entrants are needed across many industries.

$2500 CTF Apprentice Completion Grant

Construction Training Fund has announced a $4.2m initiative that aims to encourage apprenticeship completion to ensure more fully qualified trades in the construction industry.

The Apprentice Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-off payment of $2,000 plus a $500 reimbursement for tools and safety equipment for construction apprentices and trainees that complete their qualification between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024.

The ACG is easy to access and will be paid directly to apprentices as an incentive for completing training.

The repayment will help apprentices and trainees afford the correct tools and equipment needed to on the construction site.

Aboriginal Traineeship Painting

Aboriginal Traineeships in Government

25 Solid Futures Aboriginal Traineeships are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people in Perth, Western Australia.

The traineeship offers formal training with paid employment and mentoring support through a Certificate III in Government. Traineeship hours and days are flexible with both 18 month part time and 12 months full time traineeship options available.

PROGRAMMED invites you to apply for a position. T & C apply.