Training Councils are Skills Advisory Bodies that represent current and future skills needs of industry and the community to the State Government. They are not for profit organisations funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and are recognised by the State Training Board under section 22(1) (b) of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996. The current industry training advisory arrangements comprise 8 Training Councils in WA, who 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;
recommendations for skills strategies to support workforce development needs.
Training Councils contribute to 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 Skills WA. Deputy Chair: John Rossi, Chief Executive Officer: Caroline Thompson Website: www.csheitc.org.au
Construction Training Council Chair: Reg Howard- Smith, Executive Officer: Rob Berryman, Director Skills Development Website: www.bcitf.org
Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive Training Council Acting Chair: Steve McCartney, Vice Chair: Melonie Stuart Chief Executive Officer: Jason Cullen Website: ueea.org.au
Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council Inc. Chair: Brian Lee, Deputy Chair: Dr Shaun Ridley 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. Deputy Chair: Cheryl Stinson 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 Deputy Chair: Jane King, Curtin Gallery Chief Executive Officer: Julie Hobbs Website: www.futurenow.org.au
Logistics and Defence Skills Council Inc. Chair: Cathi Payne, Director Payne Haulage Vice Chair: Brian Appleby Chief Executive Officer: Jillian Dielesen Website: www.logisticstc.asn.au
Resources Industry Training Council Chair: Louise Bonser Executive Officer: Vacant 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