Creating opportunities in your region!


For over 15-years AMAATS has been successfully delivering an outstanding level of service to employers, apprentices and trainees. As a leader in the field of education, training and employment, AMAATS is pleased to announce that its services are available to West Australians located throughout the state.
Our state-wide expansion is an exciting development, and we look forward to supporting businesses and individuals with our expert knowledge and personalised services.
Discover what’s happening in your region in our News and Regional Forums sections.
Albany Office

Our Albany mobile office can be contacted on 1800 808 568

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The Great Southern region borders the Southern Ocean on the south coast of Western Australia and extends inland for 200 kilometres. It covers 39,007 square kilometres of diverse landscape, from spectacular coastline, to rich agricultural areas, the Stirling Ranges and unique Karri forests. The City of Albany, the State’s oldest European settlement (1826), is the region’s business hub and is home to approximately 35,550 residents, or 60 per cent of the region’s population. Industry activity is diverse, from agricultural production in broad acre cropping, livestock and wool, to timber, light engineering, horticulture, tourism, food and wine, aquaculture, bush products and exports.

Did you know

The first known European contact in the Great Southern region occurred in 1626 when the Dutch ship Gulden Zeepaert sailed eastwards following the south coast.


Source: “My Region” (AG)

Geraldton Office

Our Geraldton mobile office can be contacted on 1800 808 568

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The Mid West Gascoyne region of Western Australia covers about 605,000 square kilometres of hugely varied landscape, from a 1000-kilometre coastline that includes World Heritage listed Shark Bay and Ningaloo, to the desert gateway of the Canning Stock Route.

The Cocos (Keeling) and Christmas Island territories also form part of the Mid West Gascoyne.

Of the region’s 66,000 residents, more than half live in the port town of Geraldton. Mining is a dominant contributor to the region’s economy, along with agriculture, tourism and fishing.Did you know

Did you know

Ningaloo Reef is one of the few places you can swim with the world’s largest fish—the whale shark.


Source: “My Region” (AG)

Bunbury Office

9 Craigie Street
Bunbury, WA 6230
Ph: 1800 808 568

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The South West region is situated in the corner of Western Australia bordered by the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean. With a population of 162,000 it has featured in the top five growing regions nationally every year since 2004-05. The port city of Bunbury is the largest regional city in the state. The strong regional economy has benefited from balanced industry sectors including mining, construction, manufacturing, agriculture, wine and tourism. The South West supplies almost a quarter of the world’s alumina supply, most of the world’s lithium and the entire national supply of silicon.Did you know

Did you know

The South West is recognised by Conservation International as the only biodiversity hotspot in Australia.


Source: “My Region” (AG)

Mandurah Office

Our Mandurah mobile office can be contacted on 1800 808 568

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The Peel region covers an area of 5,600 square kilometres south of Perth.

Peel’s landscape is geographically diverse with urban, agricultural and horticultural land, a forested escarpment and plateau and a major flood plain. It is home to 130 square kilometres of estuary and inland waterways, including the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. The region’s western boundary is 50 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline.

The population of approximately 109,000 largely centres on Mandurah City.

The leading contributor to the Peel economy is the mining of bauxite and gold. Large employers include construction, manufacturing, retail and tourism. The agricultural sector is also an important contributor to economic activity.

Did you know

Bauxite mining and processing plants in the Peel region represent the single biggest source of alumina production in the world.


Source: “My Region” (AG)

Kimberley Office

Our Kimberley mobile office can be contacted on 1800 808 568

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The Kimberley region in north-west Western Australia is a vast area of desert, river and saltwater country. Covering 421,451 square kilometres, it is renowned for its rugged beauty, isolation, indigenous heritage and large areas of pristine wilderness.

The population of the Kimberley region was recorded at roughly 36,000 people in 2010. Forty-seven per cent of the population are Indigenous people, many of whom live in the 237 remote communities and outstations.

The major population centres are Broome, Kununurra, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, and Wyndham.

Key industries include mining and energy, tourism, construction, pastoral, horticulture and aquaculture.

Did you know

Broome’s outdoor cinema is the world’s oldest operating ‘picture garden’. Sun Pictures officially opened in1916 with the silent movie ‘Kissing Cup’.


Source: “My Region” (AG)

Wheatbelt Office

Our Wheatbelt mobile office can be contacted on 1800 808 568

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The Wheatbelt region is situated in the south-west of Western Australia and comprises 154,862 square kilometres, extending to the north, east and south-east of the Perth metropolitan area. The region is home to approximately 75,500 people across 43 local government areas.

Agriculture is the dominant industry, including cereal cropping, canola, olives, vegetables, wine grapes, honey, citrus fruits and livestock. The regional economy is also supported by mining, commerce, manufacturing, fishing and tourism.Did you know

Did you know

The Shire of Westonia is the smallest shire in the Wheatbelt, with an estimated resident population of 197.


Source: “My Region” (AG)

Kalgoorlie Office

Lotteries House
42 Wilson Street
Kalgoorlie 6430
Ph: 1800 808 568

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(Image courtesy Tourism WA)

The Goldfields Esperance region is situated in the south-eastern corner of Western Australia and incorporates nine local government areas.

Extending over 771,276 square kilometres, it is just under a third of the total land mass of Western Australia. It has a population of roughly 59,000 people, the majority of whom reside in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Mining (mostly gold and nickel) and the related service industries dominate the regional economy. Supplementing that is the agricultural industry of mainly cereal, wool and livestock production, tourism and commercial fishing.

Did you know

The name Kalgoorlie is derived from the Wangai word Karlkurla, meaning “place of the silky pears”.


Source: “My Region” (AG)

Pilbara Office

2 McKay Street
Hedland Business Centre (opposite The Dome Cafe)
Port Hedland WA 6721
Ph: 1800 808 568

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The Pilbara region is located in the north of Western Australia, adjacent to the Kimberley region. Extending 507,896 square kilometres, it comprises a vast coastal plain bordered by the Indian Ocean to the west, unique inland ranges and the Great Sandy Desert stretching to the Northern Territory in the east.

Rich in mineral resources, the Pilbara is Western Australia’s principle mining region. With two of Australia’s largest national parks, Karlamilyi and Karijini, tourism is also an economic driver. Other key industries include agriculture, aquaculture and fishing.

The Pilbara has a population of roughly 49,000 and 31 Aboriginal cultural or language groups.Did you know

Did you know

What are considered to be the world’s oldest fossils, at more than 3.4 billion year old, have been found in sedimentary rock near Port Hedland in the Pilbara.


Source: “My Region” (AG)