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.

WA Training Awards sponsorship opportunities

The WA Training Awards, the State's leading training awards program, offers a unique opportunity to profile your company and its commitment to training.

As a sponsor, your organisation can gain great exposure to a diverse audience through the Awards' extensive 12 month promotional campaign. Supporting rights to an Award or the Awards event is just the beginning of the long list of valuable marketing opportunities sponsors receive.

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.