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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…

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2023 Awards For Excellence Winners

Congratulations to all the finalists and award winners of the 2023 Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) Awards for Excellence program, held on 20 October, at the Burswood on Swan venue, Perth.

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Want to get ahead next tax time?

Tips to get the most out of your tax in 2024 Want to get ahead for next tax time? Use this Australian Taxation Office (ATO) checklist to make sure everything is in order!  √ Records, records, records 

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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…

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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,…

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What Apprentices and Trainees can Claim at TAX TIME!

‘Nail’ your deductions this tax time! Not sure what deductions you can claim as an apprentice? Well, great news! The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have shared some helpful tips and resources to make tax time easier. ‘Can I claim that?’ Check out the ATO’s tailored occupation guide for Apprentices. It helps explain which deductions you can and can’t claim this…

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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…

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$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…

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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…

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Horticulture Employment

Interested in Horticulture employment via a Traineeship pathway, where you get paid to work and study and gain valuable skills? There are 4 employment opportunities available. MAXIMA invites you to attend an information session in Fremantle, Monday March 27.

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$1000 Duke of Edinburgh International Award Scholarship

The Apprentice Employment Network & The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia is excited to provide 8 x $1000 scholarships through its The Edge Foundation Grants and Scholarships program. That’s a $1000 scholarship available to every State and Territory in Australia.

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Grants for tradies to rebuild disaster hit Kimberley communities

The State Government has extended a $3.5 million program designed to attract skilled workers to disaster affected communities, so they can get back on their feet sooner. Construction Training Fund Disaster Recovery Grant extended to help bring tradies to Kimberley communities hit hard by flooding Extra support available for employers, apprentices and trainees involved in the rebuild Applications now open,…

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Australian Jobs Report 2022

Australian Jobs Report 2022 – released 23 February 2023 This publication provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers, employment service providers, career practitioners, those considering future training and people interested in labour market issues.

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National Apprenticeship Week

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK 13 – 19 February 2023 This is an opportunity for all apprentice employers in Australia to get involved in their own way to promote their support and engagement with Australian Apprenticeships. A simple way you may like to observe NAWA is to share a good news story on social media this week of an apprentice doing well…

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Australian Trainee of the Year 2022 – Brittany-Leigh Wragg

Congratulations to all our finalists and award winners for the 2022 Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) Awards for Excellence program, held on the 21 October, at the Burswood on Swan venue, Perth. It was another successful award event for AEN WA with a great turnout of some 172 people. The event showcased the educational and training excellence of the…

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3 IT Existing Worker Traineeships on Offer

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CYBER SECURITY With the rapid changes in information technology (IT), and the need for greater specialisation within IT fields it’s never been more important for businesses to have a well trained IT team. The WA Government is offering three new existing worker traineeships with course fees reduced by up to 72%. They all offer excellent pathways for…

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Warrikal’s Civil Construction Traineeship

Warrikal are offering a Civil Traineeship targeted at Indigenous and female candidates. This opportunity provides you with a development pathway within the Civil and Construction industry whilst obtaining a Nationally Accredited Certificate II in Civil Construction with additional industry recognised tickets.

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AEN WA 2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to all our finalists and award winners for the 2022 Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) Awards for Excellence program, held on the 21 October, at the Burswood on Swan venue, Perth. It was another successful award event for AEN WA with a great turnout of some 172 people. The event showcased the educational and training excellence of the…

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Tax Time Made Easier

Not sure where to start when it comes to tax time? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) can help. The ATO has a range of resources and tips to help you lodge your tax return, including a handy guide for apprentices to help you work out what you can and can’t claim. You can also access this information in other languages,…

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2022 ATO Tax Guide for Apprentices

To claim a deduction for work-related expenses, there are three golden rules you need to meet: You must have spent the money and you weren’t reimbursed. The expense must directly relate to earning your income. You must have a record to prove it (usually a receipt)

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$500 Tool Rebate Available

$500 tool rebate available for construction apprentices and trainees🔨🔧🧰 From 1 July 2022 the Apprentice Tool Allowance from Construction Training Fund puts $500 back in the pockets of apprentices and trainees.

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Today’s Skills; Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

Australia’s top apprentices and trainees are about to embark on an intensive career and leadership program that will help equip them as future leaders. The National Apprentice Employment Network’s ‘Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders’ (TSTL) program brings together 23 outstanding apprentices and trainees, selected from across Australia. It comprises 20 apprentices and trainees selected by group training organisations, and three finalists…

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Group Training – Creating the workforce of the future

The Apprentice Employment Network WA is the peak body representing a network of 23 independent, Group Training Organisations (GTO) in Western Australia. Collectively, GTOs currently employ approximately 3,000 apprentice and trainees in a range of industries, across metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas of Western Australia.

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Thousands of apprentices, trainees and employees to benefit from digital skills pilot project

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) and the Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) today announced the establishment of a pilot program to examine ways to better assess, incorporate and fast-track digital skills in the apprenticeship sector. At a time when digital skills are becoming increasingly important, the pilot project will enable large numbers of apprentices and trainees, as well as their…

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A Turbocharged Apprenticeship

To maintain highly specialised turbomachinery equipment, a local team is re-imagining apprenticeships as a path to excellence. Andrew Woods (second from the left) and colleagues while working on site in Australia. Andrew is the 2021 AEN WA winner of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Apprentice of the Year Award It takes a team of professionals to guide an apprentice…

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A Traineeship can take you anywhere and set you up for a fantastic and rewarding career

Richard Variakojis was employed by the Apprentice and Traineeship Company (ATC) as a School-Based trainee back in 2010 undertaking a traineeship in Animal Studies (Level 2). To complete the on the job training for this traineeship, Richard was hosted to the Eagles Heritage and Raptor Wildlife Centre in Margaret River, within the South West of Western Australia. ATC and Richard’s…

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Pre-apprenticeships – a gateway into your dream career

Pre-apprenticeship is an entry-level training course. They can provide a pathway into the industry of your choice. Pre-apprenticeships are most common in traditional trade industries, such as Electrical, Plumbing and Automotive. The term pre-traineeship may also be used for non-trade industries, such as Hospitality, and Animal Care and Management.

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Support for Parents & Friends

If your are a parent or friend of a child seeking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship, read on to find the support available to you to guide your child in their choice of careers.

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School Based Apprenticeships

Once you have selected your apprenticeship / traineeship with the assistance of your school career advisor and parent or legal guardian, we invite you to use the FIND a GTO search facility on this website to locate an employer. If you require additional help, send us an email or give us a call.

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Job Hunters

Looking for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship? Find out how one of our member employers can help you.

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AEN WA your Employment Service provider of choice

For a full list of our employers visit the Our Members page located under About Us. To find out more about the employment services they offer and the benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship with them, visit the Jobseeker and Employer menus on this website. Once you have decided on a career path, we invite you to use the…

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2021 ATO Tax Guide for Tradies

It’s tax time! It pays to learn what work-related expenses you can claim. Do you know what you can and can’t claim during tax time? Lodging your tax return is easy with the ATO’s work-related expenses guide for tradies. Download the summary guide here. When completing your tax return, you may be able to claim deductions for some work-related expenses. …

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2021 ATO Tax Guide for Apprentices

It’s tax time! It pays to learn what work-related expenses you can claim. Do you know what you can and can’t claim during tax time? Lodging your tax return is easy with the ATO’s work-related expenses guide for apprentices. For helpful information on which expenses can and cannot be claimed at tax time, download this summary guide. When completing your…

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Opportunity for hundreds of new apprentices and trainees to be engaged by small and medium sized-businesses in WA

Opportunity for hundreds of new apprentices and trainees to be engaged by small and medium sized-businesses in WA Group Training Organisations in Western Australia today welcomed the government’s announcement that, if re-elected, it will invest $32.4 million to provide openings for an additional 300 new apprentices and trainees engaged through the group training network. Premier Mark McGowan announced that the…

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Apprentices and Trainees Vital to Rebuilding Western Australia’s Economy

Apprentices and trainees vital to rebuilding Western Australia’s economy Western Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery will depend upon a pipeline of new apprentices and trainees with the enthusiasm and skills capable of meeting the needs of a growing and evolving workforce, the Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) said today. The network which represents the employers of some 2,000 apprentices and…

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Restoring and Reinvigorating the Apprenticeship Sector 2021

Across Australia, the numbers of apprentices and trainees collapsed at the height of the COVID-induced recession, and numbers have only just begun to recover. The group training network felt the full brunt of the decline, with hundreds of apprentices and trainees in Western Australia being handed back by host businesses. Group Training Organisations (GTO) maintained apprentices and trainees, paid their…

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New Program to Boost Mature Age Apprenticeships

Apprentice employers today welcomed the West Australian government’s unveiling of a pilot program to help take on mature-age apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry. The pilot, announced by Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, will see financial support provided for employers of mature-age apprentices in order to offset higher wage costs. The government…

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2020 Awards Of Excellence Winners Announced

The Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc (AEN WA), congratulates the winners of the 2020 Awards of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of apprentices and trainees employed by our member Group Training Organisations operating in Western Australia and the host employers who support them. Chairman, Stuart Diepeveen said, “This year, despite the impact of COVID-19, the AEN WA was…

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Apprentice employers welcome PM’s $2bn JobTrainer package

Australia’s largest network of employers of apprentices and trainees today welcomed the federal government’s $2 billion package of support for apprentices, trainees and skills development. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) said the JobTrainer package will substantially widen the existing support measures to thousands of additional apprentices and trainees, and help save jobs. The Chief Executive Officer of NAEN Dianne…

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National register will connect apprentices and trainees with employers to safeguard jobs and careers

Apprentices and trainees from small businesses who recently lost their jobs are now able to connect with prospective employers to explore ongoing work, through a new national service launched today. The Apprentice and Trainee Re-engagement Register will support apprentices and trainees displaced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, by connecting them with a network of employers across the country. The register…

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Government’s apprentice support initiative provides a much-needed lift for small business

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has today welcomed the federal government’s decision to introduce strong measures to assist small businesses to retain apprentices in the face of unsettling economic conditions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an apprentice wage subsidy payment that will assist small businesses to keep their existing apprentices and trainees in work. The Chief Executive Officer…

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New study shows group training organisations achieving superior completion rates for apprentices and trainees

Australia’s network of group training organisations (GTOs) are achieving “substantially higher” completion rates of apprentices and trainees than direct employers in small and medium sized businesses, according to a landmark study released today. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) welcomed the research findings from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, which show the group training sector achieving superior outcomes…

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2019 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc (AENWA) congratulates the winners of the 2019 Awards of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence recognise the achievements of apprentices and trainees employed by our member Group Training Organisations in Western Australia. Chairman, Stuart Diepeveen said,  “the 2019 Awards of Excellence event is a celebration that highlights excellence in training. It recognises and promotes the outstanding commitment and dedication of apprentices, trainees,…

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Directions Worforce Solutions employee wins WA Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice Employment Network WA congratulates our member Group Training Organisation – Directions Workforce Solutions Inc, on their employee Anthony Di Cristofaro’s win as WA  Apprentice of the Year, at the WA Training Awards, Friday 13 September. Anthony’s win as a matured aged apprentice demonstrates how Group Training Organisations can give your work life new direction. Ian Eardley, Chief Executive Officer, Directions Workforce Solutions Inc said, “Anthony showed tremendous dedication…

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2019 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc, announces the finalists of the 2019 Awards of Excellence. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of apprentices and trainees who are employed by a Group Training Organisation in Western Australia and the contributions of their Host Employers. Chairman, Stuart Diepeveen said, “the 2019 Awards of Excellence event is a celebration of…

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