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It’s time to get skills ready

Yesterday the WA Government announced their Skills Ready initiative to help with WA’s recovery from COVID-19.

  • The $57 million recovery package includes free* infection control and job ready skill sets, an expansion of the Lower Fees, Local Skills list, new skill sets and online courses.
  • Premier Mark McGowan, Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery and Member for Mount Lawley Simon Millman launched the initiative at North Metropolitan TAFE’s (NMTAFE) Mt Lawley campus.
  • Guests toured our state-of-the-art Simulation Hospital, assisting our health and nursing students perform nursing tasks on simulated patients.

Premier Mark McGowan believes TAFE is a major part of WA’s recovery from COVID-19.

"Our training-led plan will prepare Western Australians to get back into jobs to meet the economy's immediate workforce needs following the impacts of the pandemic,” said Mr McGowan.

"We are calling on Western Australians to take advantage of the free short courses and low course prices in areas like METRONET, fabrication, construction and agriculture, as well as vital services including nursing, early childhood and mental health.”

The expansion of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative aligns reduced course fees with the State’s immediate economic needs following COVID-19.

Skills Ready also includes skill sets that have been developed in consultation with industry to engage displaced workers and meet emerging skill requirements.

These free* short courses will provide a launch pad for students to upskill for new jobs and provide pathways to full qualifications.

Find out more about Skills Ready, enrolments open on Monday 6 July 2020.

*Conditions apply – please visit the Skills Ready page for more information.

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Page last updated July 03, 2020