Jasmine Takes The Next Step

Jasmine Winmar successfully completed her certificate ll School based Business traineeship in 2017 and because she impressed the team at her host employer WA Country Health Service so much they offered her a full time traineeship studying Cert lll in Business.

Jasmine works with the WACHS Inlands Project Management team at both the head office in Bunbury and with her supervisors in Manjimup helping with the transition from the old building to the new Warren Hospital.

Work Smart employ Jasmine and provide regular support and mentoring to her during her traineeship placement with WA Country Health who are her host employer providing on the job training.

Jasmine has a positive approach to her

employment and training and is doing very well with her cert lll studies. Work Smart Business Development and Employment Field Officer Tracie Yardley said she is very proud of Jasmines achievements and the commitment she shows to the work environment.  Jasmine has fitted in very well with the team at WA Country Health and her hard work and commitment to the training program has given her a solid base for future employment opportunities.

Tracie & Jasmine


All The Best Chloe

Chloe Singer is our newest Work Smart ASBT for WA Country Health Service and is employed at the Harvey Hospital.

Chloe is our youngest School Based Trainee and  is in year 10 at Harvey Senior High School.

Chloe impressed her WACHS supervisors over a 3 week work experience trial and then commenced her 18 month Certificate II in Business, on June 14th.

Our Bunbury Training and Business Development Officer Tracie Yardley, will be supporting Chloe all the way.

Chloe Singer, Year 10.


A Winning Combination


Work Smart are proud to be associated with a local employer in the Pemberton Region. Jeremy Forrest owns award winning, ‘The Crossings Bakery’ in Pemberton WA. Jeremy understands the needs of the local community and youth, over the last 2 years Jeremy has “host employed” our Work Smart trainee Ethan North.

Ethan is a local Pemberton student that has a passion for hospitality. Ethan under Jeremy’s guidance, has

successfully completed 2 school based traineeships in Cert II and Cert III in Hospitality. Ethan now has time to finish year 12 and is thinking of doing a Cert IV in Business Management next year.

Work Smart are so grateful for local businesses to support our school based trainees. I want to personally thank Jeremy,  for his commitment to growing school based traineeships in the Pemberton region.


Ethan North

Jeremy Forrest





Keanna Kicks A Goal

Our Bunbury Training and Business Development Officer Tracie Yardley recently met with Coleen Devlin post Options Coordinator Girls Academy Perth, Murray Phillips A/HR manager WA Country Health Service –SW and Keanna Bennell Full Time Cert III Business Trainee at Regional Aged Care Bunbury. Colleen is preparing an article for the Girls Academy website and the local Bunbury paper and was following up on the success of the girls academy girls that had completed School Based Traineeships last year.

Colleen was so impressed with WACHS commitment to the girls that she wanted to meet with Murray, to personally thank him for his ongoing commitment to growing WACHS indigenous work force and the success we are having with completion of their traineeships.

WACHS have increased their intake of Aboriginal school based trainees for 2018 with girls from various schools, all working in different regional areas including Collie and Manjimup.

Keanna is very happy working at WACHS where she wants to finish her Cert III in Business and then go on to University to study nursing. Keanna epitomises what starting an SBT and sticking at it can achieve and said the skill set she has developed in her SBT and now her FT traineeship are invaluable. She would encourage other students to have a goal to work towards and be committed to that goal to achieve a successful outcome.

Work Smart are proud to be working with such a terrific bunch of girls and a great host employer and are looking forward to helping them achieve such excellent results.

Tracie Promotes Career Options

Our Bunbury Training and Business development officer Tracie attended the recently held Careers Expo at Bunbury Catholic College.

Schools from within the region attended and around 40 exhibitors were there from all industries.

Students left the expo with great career advice. Parents, employers and school Vet coordinators also attended.

The day was very well organised and highly successful.

Work Smart and Tracie would like to thank Bunbury Catholic College for organising and running this event.

Pula sets the standard

Pula Ryder her sister Carrie Khan and Newton Moore SHS Girls Academy manager Jess Turner (left) are all smiles after Pula signed into a School Based Traineeship (SBT) doing certificate II in Business. Pula is a year 11 student at Newton Moore Senior High School and will be working with WA Country Health Services one day a week whilst she is still at school. This is Pula’s first traineeship and Pula and her sister Carrie are very excited. Work Smart will be supporting Pula in her traineeship for the next 18 months. Pula did 2 weeks work experience with WACHS and they were very impressed with her high work ethic.

Christopher Hewton!

Christopher Hewton is a Year 12 student at Harvey Agricultural College who recently started a School Based Traineeship doing a  Certificate II in Rural operations. Chris is pictured looking very happy with his sign up documentation in hand. Our Bunbury based Business Development and Training Officer Tracie Yardley brokered a placement for Christopher with Kingston Rest Farm in Boyanup. Christ says he is passionate about farming and will use his Certificate II to further his career options at the completion of school.

Excellent Ebony!

Ebony Williams commenced with ATC Work Smart as a year 10 School Based Trainee (indigenous) on 17/2/17 and was placed with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Donnelly Region (Pemberton.) Ebony officially completed her Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management in March this year.  The Team at the DBCA including her mentors Jeff Kempton and Tracey Robbins can’t speak highly enough of Ebony and are encouraging her to stay in touch even when she is at UNI as they would like her back someday.

Ebony won the Southern Regional TAFE award for excellence and can be seen holding it in the photo. She was the youngest recipient on the night. Our Training and Business Development Officer based in Bunbury, Tracie Yardley said Ebony epitomises what an SBT is all about and what can be achieved with hard work. The DBCA recently held a morning tea for Ebony and 15 staff attended all of whom had had some contact with Ebony.

Tracey and Jeff advised that this was a pilot SBT program for DBCA and thanks to the success they had with Ebony they would like more SBT’s in the future and are currently looking into this as a regional approach.

Crystal Sets the Standard.

Crystal Sets the Standard.

Crystal Buswell, her mum Kylie and Tracie Yardley from our Bunbury office are excited that Crystal has started her School based Traineeship within West Australian Country Health Service based at the Bunbury Regional Hospital.
Crystal impressed the WACHS team so much on just 1 work experience day last term that she was offered the first SBT for WACHS 2018 intake. Crystal is very excited to be working 1 day a week whilst she is still attending school. WACHS believe she will be a great team member.