The State Training Board, under section 22 (1) (b) of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 recognises Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs), which are funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.
The current industry training advisory arrangements comprise 9 Training Councils in WA, which:
provide a leadership role in promoting training industry, including partnerships between industry and the training sector;
high level, strategic information and advice that informs the State Training Board on the training needs and priorities of industry in Western Australia; and
market intelligence on skills supply and demand, in particular, current or emerging skills shortages and recommends training strategies to support industries skills development needs.
Training Councils provide a valuable contribution towards the preparation of the State Training Profile and the State’s Vocational and Education Training system funding priorities and receive a wide-range of input from key stakeholder representatives, including peak employer, employee, and industry organisations.
Community Services, Health and Education Industry Training Council Inc. Deputy Chair: Richard Barlow, Industrial Organiser, Health Services Union of WA Chief Executive Officer: Jamie Mackaway Website: www.csheitc.org.au
Construction Training Council Chair: Ian Hill, Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Executive Officer: Alan Davis, Director Skills Development Website: www.bcitf.org
Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive Training Council Acting Chair: Carl Copeland, General Manager Training for National Electrical and Communications Association WA College of Electrical Training Chief Executive Officer: David Fleay Website: ueea.org.au
Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council Inc. Chair: Graham Drury, Security Agents Institute of WA Chief Executive Officer: Allan Jones Website: www.fapstc.org.au
Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council (WA) Inc. Chair: Carlo Gosatti, Director, Transitional Storage and Logistics and Inglewood Products Group; Chair, Australian Furniture Association Inc. Chief Executive Officer: Kay Gerard Website: www.fftitrainingcouncil.com.au
FutureNow: Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council Inc. Chairman: Barry Felstead, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Perth Chief Executive Officer: Julie Hobbs Website: www.futurenow.org.au
Logistics Training Council Inc. Chair: Cathi Payne, Director Payne Haulage Chief Executive Officer: Jillian Dielesen Website: www.logisticstc.asn.au
Resources Industry Training Council Chair: Jeroen Buren Executive Officer: Nigel Haywood Website: www.ritcwa.com.au
Retail and Personal Services Industry Training Council Inc. Chair: Ben Harris, Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Assoc. Executive Director: Norma Roberts Website: www.rapstc.com.au