Welcome to the Department of Training and Workforce Development

The Department of Training and Workforce Development manages the State Government’s investment in vocational education and training. We work together with individuals, employers, business and industry and training providers to build a skilled Western Australian workforce for the future.

Training Providers Forum 2017

Registrations are now open for the Department’s annual vocational education and training conference.  The Training Providers Forum will be held on Monday 29 May 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year’s busy and vibrant one-day program will focus on employer and student perspectives, assessment and a range of workshop topics.

Take a look at the Forum program and register online for your early bird discount. 

Changes to TAFE in Western Australia

Following a review of the VET sector in Western Australia, the Training sector reform project was undertaken in 2015 to look at where improvements could be made to the State’s public training system; specifically the WA TAFE colleges, to deliver new choices to students, industry and the community.

Future Skills WA

As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Future Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand.

Training providers and schools

We work with both public and private vocational education and training providers across Western Australia to provide support, information and resources that help to achieve quality outcomes for students and the State’s workforce.

Building the workforce to meet the economic and community needs of Western Australia

Annual report 2015–2016

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s Annual report 2015–16 provides the Western Australian Parliament and the community with an overview of our performance against the Strategic Plan 2014–18, as well as budget papers and other strategic documents.

The report offers transparency, accountability, and compliance with legislative and government policy requirements, and describes the functions, operations and performance highlights of the department.