Established in 2009, WA’s Department of Training and Workforce Development was set up to drive a strong, high quality training system that can meet industry needs and build a strong and successful future for the community. The Department believes that a labour force that is skilled, versatile and highly competitive can make impactful contributions to the needs that arise from the growing and diversifying economy.
How does the Department work?
The Department works in close collaboration with industry, government and the Western Australian community to support and facilitate strategies for training and workforce development that are sustainable for now and the future. It recognises that as the economy is constantly growing, the future outlook for jobs is also constantly changing.
To meet this evolution, the State Government, through the Department of Jobs and Skills WA, seeks to prioritise training investments to focus on courses that offer skills for jobs that are going to be in high demand in the foreseeable future. Many important industry qualifications and courses are also subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA including general industry training courses, foundation skills and equity courses. Priorities include apprenticeships, traineeships and priority industry qualifications,
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The State priority occupation list (SPOL)
The State priority occupation list (SPOL) is brought out annually by the Department after consulting with key stakeholders, including the State’s industry training councils. The SPOL is a guide to the overall workforce planning and development strategy for Western Australia. It indicates a detailed list of occupations that are rated according to their priority status for WA.
The SPOL informs the WA workforce development planning and the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL).
You can keep track of the positions available across the Department on the WA Government jobs board at jobs.wa.gov.au