About Us

Apprentice Employment Network WA

Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) is the peak association representing 22 member Group Training Organisations operating in Western Australia. It was incorporated in 1993 and is a not-for-profit registered charity.

AEN WA members are located throughout metropolitan and regional 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 their strategic plan to enhance the effectiveness of member Group Training Organisations.

We also form part of a national network of group training associations that are supported by the National Apprentice Employment Network.

Our Structure

AEN WA is managed by a Committee consisting of the following office bearers and an Executive Officer:

    • Chairperson
      Mr Stuart Diepeveen, General Manager EGT & Special Projects, Electrical Group Training
    • Deputy Chairperson
      Mr Iain McDougall, General Manager, Hospitality Group Training
    • Treasurer
      Ms Amanda Kyras, Manager Apprentice Employment, MPA Skills
    • Secretary
      Mr Stephen Spini, Group Training Manager, MTAWA/ Automotive Institute of Technology Inc
    • Committee Member
      Mr Chris Liaros, State Manager Group Training, The Apprentice and Traineeship Company
    • Executive Officer
      Mrs Irene Walker
Our Stakeholders
  • 22 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 Construction Training Fund
  • Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
  • Industry Training Councils