About Us

The Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) is the peak association representing 23 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, 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 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 Management Committee

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


Stuart Diepeveen


General Manager EGT & Special Projects, Electrical Group Training


Irene Walker

Executive Officer

Apprentice Employment Network WA


Iain McDougall

Deputy Chairperson

General Manager, Hospitality Group Training


Chris Liaros

Committee Member

State Manager Group Training, The Apprentice and Traineeship Company


Stephen Spini


Group Training Manager, MTAWA/ Automotive Institute of Technology Inc

Our Stakeholders
  • 23 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