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We want to see local businesses thrive. Please contact North Regional TAFE's dedicated training managers listed below to discuss your workplace and customised training needs.


West Pilbara - Karratha, Tom Price and Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) 

Contact: Michelle Scally
Phone: 0467 815 685

East Pilbara - Pundulmurra (South Hedland) and Newman

Contact: Carissa Myers
Phone: 0408 842 654

West Kimberley - Broome

Contact: Wayne Russell
Industry areas: Business and Finance, Creative Industries, English and Foundation Studies, Lecturing, Trades
Phone: 0427 082 301

West Kimberley - Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing

Contact: Kevin Evans
Industry areas: Agriculture and the Environment, Aquaculture and Maritime, Education and Community Services, Fitness, Hospitality and Tourism
Phone: 0477 706 986

East Kimberley - Kununurra, Halls Creek and Wyndham

Contact: Rosemary Taffinder
Phone: 0439 943 574

How can we help you?

Workforce solutions

Having the right people with the right skills at the right time is vital to the success of a business.

We are dedicated to working with employers to develop training solutions that meet staff and workforce needs. Investing in skills development can result in increased productivity and efficiency, greater staff retention, employee satisfaction and recognition by the wider community as an employer of choice.

We work with you to:

  • Understand your workforce’s strengths, capabilities and skills development needs
  • Conduct skills assessment and gap training analysis
  • Develop customised workforce training solutions
  • Recognise your employees’ existing skills
  • Identify and secure funding to support training
Customised training

Everyone’s needs are different and that’s why we offer the option of customised training courses to suit individual, community and workplace needs. Whether you’re looking to add a new skill set onto a standardised training set, or create a new one to upskill a specific group or organisation, we can assist you. Below are examples of customised training sets we have recently delivered and are currently delivering:

The Leader in Me
This course can be used as pre-enrolment for students wanting to go into mainstream training, or any Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) courses through NR TAFE. The course, which runs between two to four days, focuses on self-development and leadership. It gives participants an understanding and awareness of self, how we learn and behave and how our beliefs and attitudes stop us achieving our goals. It is affordable, flexible, can be tailored to employment requirements and includes leadership qualities for participants to identify, develop and practise in a safe environment, giving them confidence and comfort in starting a course, or a new job.

The Leader in Me can be adapted for a range of audiences from young disengaged youth, to mature aged workers who need to identify and compartmentalise their existing skills, building on that knowledge to feel confident in their role.

Kimberley and Pilbara Girl program
We deliver customised training to participants of Goolarri Media Enterprises’ Kimberley and Pilbara Girl throughout the course of the annual Indigenous role model program. Utilising The Leader in Me program, activities aim to empower Aboriginal women and educate them on issues and barriers in our communities and towns, identify their own personal strengths and weaknesses and set achievable goals, enabling them to forge ahead to become young confident role models and future leaders.

Pre-employment trades training
We deliver customised pre-employment courses to organisations seeking new intakes of employees, working closely with them to simulate their working environment and develop participants’ skills in line with needs. These courses run between two to six weeks and allow potential new employees to demonstrate that they are ready and committed to join the organisation. Many of the courses also encompass valuable life skills including fitness, money and time management.

Project Management Training
We offer customised project management training to companies throughout Western Australia. This training is structured around the individual needs of each organisation and provides a summary of project management and effective application of the process, based on regulatory requirements.

Work readiness programs
We deliver work readiness programs tailored to a wide range of industries aimed at developing participants’ personal, social and employability skills. These programs assist learners in transitioning into vocational pathways or work, and developing skills to direct their own personal development. Focus areas include being fit for work, entry requirements and recruitment processes for different industries and employers, broadening awareness of career options, enhancing self-confidence, developing foundation and employability skills, and drivers licence theory preparation.

Rural and Remote Training Project Western Australia
We offer scheduled on-site, culturally appropriate, aged care and pathway training to eligible remotecommunity health care services, working closely with managers and key stakeholders to determine training needs and facilitate an inclusive model training package. This mode of training allows for staff skill development, accreditation training, and provides community members with the opportunity for employment in the health care industry.

Supervisory training
We offer a tailored course for employees new to supervising Community Development Program (CDP) participants. Over one week, this course provides participants with underpinning skills in workplace safety, first aid, worksite assessments and incident reporting. We are committed to responsiveness and collaborations to promote and ensure effective partnerships, resulting in skill development relevant to and in alignment with the needs of supervisors. We offer and maintain suitable and planned communications through the development, implementation, scheduled training delivery and sharing of lessons learned for Indigenous supervisors, mentors, industry bodies and all that require additional training and knowledge.

Youth Re-engagement Programs
We work closely with local schools and organisations to support disadvantaged youth to re-engage with education through programs aimed at improving outcomes for young people, which assist in to re-connecting them with learning in order to pathway into further training.

Extension services
Our qualified and experienced staff provide additional services and advice over and above training. For organisations pursuing innovative new ventures or start-ups, our staff can provide critical advice and direction in their areas of expertise, for example NR TAFE led the development of the Native Bush Food industry in the Kimberley, with high level expertise in species such as the Kakadu plum/ Gubinge. Marra Warra Warra, an Aboriginal organisation in the Fitzroy Valley, used the skills and knowledge of our industry specialists to design their Gubinge plantation correctly on their country, acquiring the correct resources and establishing Gubinge integration with other food crops.

Complex maritime services and training
NR TAFE is at the cutting edge of some of the most complex maritime programs in the world. Our Broome Maritime Simulation Centre (BMSC) uses sophisticated simulation equipment and software to undertake specifically developed complex training and port feasibility studies. Vessels, ports, vessel movements, propulsion systems, environmental conditions and other factors can all be customised to provide clients with insight and training experiences. For example, dredging company, Jan De Nal, used the BMSC to train its staff in complex maritime manoeuvres, in the exact simulated operating environment, while their highly technical equipment was being mobilised from Europe, thereby increasing productivity and efficiency and delivering on a highly specialised tender.

Bespoke Manual Handling training
NR TAFE worked closely with the Kimberley Ports Authority to deliver a fully customised six-hour Manual Handling course to its employees last year. The training was contextualised to the company’s own policies and procedures, with each component of the training replicating relevant workplace scenarios, allowing employees to build knowledge within the correct context. The course received highly positive feedback, with participants reporting they had received skills and knowledge directly relevant to their field of work.

Customised training for community care workers
NR TAFE provides customised training for community care workers needing skills or refreshers in areas such as Manual Handling and Infection Control.  We work with agencies including Yaandina Community Services to support their staff to maintain and develop their competencies, accumulating Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for maintaining registration and/or accreditation.

Employing an apprentice or trainee

What’s in it for your business?

NR TAFE offers flexible apprenticeship and traineeship courses to fit in with your business needs. As an established training provider, we understand the trends, demands, challenges and opportunities of our region.

We specialise in training which provides your apprentice or trainee with a solid knowledge base and work readiness skills. This may be done on-campus, online, on-the-job, or a combination of all delivery methods. Your employee’s apprenticeship or traineeship will be developed in consultation with you, the employer. This approach features more flexible options, backed by extra support services.

Financial incentives

The Australian Government provides employers with financial incentives to employ apprentices/trainees including school based apprentices, adult apprentices and out of contract apprentices. The State Government also provides payroll tax exemptions for employers of apprentices and trainees.

Employing an apprentice or trainee

You can employ an apprentice/trainee directly or become a host employer through a Group Training Organisation (GTO). The GTO employs the apprentice or trainee and hosts them to suitable businesses. GTOs offer a range of support to your business such as ongoing mentoring, pre-employment programs, hiring and placement of candidates. GTOs are also helpful if you cannot guarantee work for the full term of the apprenticeship or traineeship, or do not want the additional administrative workload. An employer can recruit an apprentice or trainee in the same way you would recruit other employees.

 How to sign up an apprentice or trainee

To sign up an apprentice or trainee, please contact one of the AASN providers listed below.

AMA Apprenticeship & Traineeship Services
Phone: 1800 808 568 or (08) 9273 3042
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Apprenticeship Support Australia CCI
Phone: 1300 363 831

The Apprenticeship Community
Phone: (08) 6165 3362

Phone: 13 69 63
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Page last updated November 10, 2020