September 19, 2017
WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced new budget measures to strengthen training in WA.
Trades such as furniture finishing, upholstery, and flooring will return to WA in 2018. Apprentices will no longer have to trek across to the eastern states to do their training. The Minister also spoke of a TAFE fee freeze where there will be no increase in fees in the next four years. Esperance and Collie South Regional TAFE campuses will receive major injections of capital works funding to bring their facilities up to industry standards.
The projects being undertaken by the Furnishing Industry Reference Committee dovetail well with the initiatives of the WA Government.