About the Department



About ushttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/about-us/Pages/default.aspx, About us
Strategic planhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/strategicplan/Pages/default.aspx, Strategic plan
Policies and guidelineshttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/Pages/default.aspx, Policies and guidelines
Media releaseshttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/mediareleases/Pages/default.aspx, Media releases
Feedbackhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/Complaints.aspx, Feedback
Careers in the departmenthttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/careersinthedepartment/Pages/default.aspx, Careers in the department
Annual reporthttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/annual-report/Pages/Current-annual-report.aspx, Annual report
Publications and presentations http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/publications-and-presentations/Pages/default.aspx, Publications and presentations
Training statisticshttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/trainingstatistics/Pages/default.aspx, Training statistics
Western Australian VET Enrolment Data Standardhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/wavetenrolementdatastandard/Pages/default.aspx, Western Australian VET Enrolment Data Standard
Freedom of informationhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/about-us/freedomofinformation/Pages/default.aspx, Freedom of information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Department of Training and Workforce Development

The Department of Training and Workforce Development, in addition to its vital training role, now has a much broader responsibility which includes a focus on workforce development. Workforce development aims to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of Western Australia, to minimise skill shortages and maximise the State's ability to respond to new opportunities. The Department will work with industry, the community and Government to build a workforce which is productive, inclusive, efficient and mobile.



TAFE Admissions guide for entry to full time courseshttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/training/choosingtrainingprovider/TAFEcolleges/howtoapply/fulltime/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/training/choosingtrainingprovider/TAFEcolleges/howtoapply/fulltime/Pages/default.aspx<img alt="" src="/employeesandstudents/training/choosingtrainingprovider/TAFEcolleges/howtoapply/fulltime/PublishingImages/TAFE Admissions Guide.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">TAFE Admissions guide for entry to full time courses<p>The Department of Training and Workforce Development recently collaborated with the TAFE and school sectors to develop a set of guidelines which better assist students who wish to complete a full time course in a vocational pathway.  These guidelines are aimed at prospective students, parents and teachers.<br></p><p>The TAFE Admissions guide for entry to full time courses was released earlier this month and can be found on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Department’s website</span>.<br></p><p>The guide aims to make the application process easier for prospective students by moving away from the previous dot system which was in place for a number of years.  This will still ensure students who seek entry into a course have the minimum literacy and numeracy skills or AQF level competencies, skills and abilities required to effectively participate in their chosen program.  <br></p><p>Entry to courses requiring selection criteria in addition to entrance requirements is calculated on points awarded for work experience, and derived from the highest points from either secondary education results or the highest AQF level qualification completed. <br></p><p>The guide will be applied for the Semester 1 2017 intake.<br></p><p>For further information or to arrange a briefing session, please contact Mrs Friederike Krogel by telephone on 9224 6545 or email at friederike.krogel@dtwd.wa.gov.au</p>
Changes to the VETinfoNet website from 1 Julyhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/News-pages/VET-Practitioners-news.aspx, http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/News-pages/VET-Practitioners-news.aspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/vin_newsstory_image FEATURE TILE IMAGE.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Changes to the VETinfoNet website from 1 July<p>​As of 1 July information on the VETinfoNet website has moved to the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s website.<br>The VETinfoNet website is no longer available. Information about professional development for VET practitioners, nominal hours guides and training product search can be found in the Training Providers section. VET in Schools information can be found in the Employees and students section. <br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Read the full story for more information and direct links</span>.</p>
State Aquaculture Research, Training and Service Delivery Capabilities Reporthttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/publications-and-presentations/Pages/Aquaculture-Research-Report.aspx, State Aquaculture Research, Training and Service Delivery Capabilities Report<img alt="" src="/dtwcorporateinfo/publications-and-presentations/PublishingImages/Aquaculture_380344339.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">State Aquaculture Research, Training and Service Delivery Capabilities Report<p>The Department of Training and Workforce Development and the Department of Fisheries (Fisheries) have completed an aquaculture capabilities report to review the aquaculture research, training and service delivery capacity of TAFE Colleges and Fisheries. </p><p>The aquaculture review will inform the State Government's development of the optimal aquaculture model for training delivery, applied research and fish production.</p>
New policy to lift training effort in the construction industryhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/gov-bldg-training-policy/Pages/default.aspx, /dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/gov-bldg-training-policy/Pages/default.aspx<img alt="" src="/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/gov-bldg-training-policy/PublishingImages/Welder%20-%20WBT%20policy%20feature%20tile%20image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">New policy to lift training effort in the construction industry<p>​The State Government is introducing the <em style="text-decoration:underline;">Government Building Training Policy (GBT Policy)</em>  to lift the training effort in the building and construction industry. The new policy will replace the <em>Priority Start – Building Policy</em> from 1 October 2015. The GBT Policy will assist in ensuring that there will be an adequate supply of skilled workers in the building and construction industry, which plays a key role in the Western Australian economy.</p>
Introducing the Apprenticeship Officehttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/apprenticeshipoffice/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/apprenticeshipoffice/Pages/default%20home%20page.aspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DTWD_FeatureTilesList/AllItems/app_office_homepagenews (3).jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Introducing the Apprenticeship Office<p>Since 2007<em> </em>ApprentiCentre has provided a range of support services to employers and apprentices including job matching, advice on training options, and monitoring apprentice progress. Changes are needed, however, to make way for new Commonwealth Government services that start on 1 July 2015 with the establishment of a new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) to provide support for employers and apprentices/trainees. <br></p><p> </p><p>The Department, through its newly established Apprenticeship Office, will continue its important role as the State's administrative and regulatory agency for apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship Office is responsible for the administrative and regulatory functions related to the management of training contracts, as set out in the VET Act and associated Regulations.<br></p><p> </p><p>To find out more about the new Apprenticeship Office, please visit our website.  </p>
New Customer Service Centrehttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/News-pages/New-Customer-Service-Centre.aspx, http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/News-pages/New-Customer-Service-Centre.aspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GPO thumbnail.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">New Customer Service Centre<p>The Department of Training and Workforce Development has relocated its Career Centre, Migration Services, Perth Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre and Education and Training International services to a new Customer Service Centre.</p><p>These services are now located on the 7th floor of the GPO Building, 3 Forrest Place, Perth.</p>
WD Skilling WA Promo 9http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforceplanninganddevelopment/SkillingWA/Pages/default.aspx, WD Skilling WA Promo 9<img alt="Link to Skilling WA second edition" src="/PublishingImages/Skilling%20WA%20edition%20two%20-%20thumbnail%20130x80.jpg" width="130" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Skilling WA - A workforce development plan for Western Australia, second edition<p>To meet the challenges of increased demand for skilled labour, the State Government has developed Skilling WA — A workforce development plan for Western Australia (Skilling WA), a framework to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce and ensure that Western Australia has the capacity and capability for continued economic success.​</p>
Skilling WA final report, 2010-14http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforceplanninganddevelopment/SkillingWA/skillingWAreports/Pages/default.aspx, Skilling WA final report, 2010-14<img alt="Skilling WA final report image" src="/PublishingImages/Skilling%20WA%20Final%20Report%202010-2014%20-%20thumbnail.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Skilling WA final report, 2010-14<p>​​​​This report highlights key achievements in the implementation of Skilling WA – A workforce development plan for Western Australia for the period between 2010 and 2014, and reflects contributions made by governm​ent agencies, training councils and industry peak bodies in support of Skilling WA’s five strategic goals.</p>
WD State Priority Promo 6http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforceplanninganddevelopment/occupationlists/Pages/default.aspx, WD State Priority Promo 6<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/promo06.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">State Priority Occupation ListAs part of the Western Australian workforce development plan, the State priority occupation list has been released. This list shows jobs that are considered critical to the State and/or have demonstrated significant unmet demand.
WD Future Skills Promo 10http://www.futureskillswa.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx, WD Future Skills Promo 10<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/promo10.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Future Skills WA​​​Future Skills WA is a major new reform of the way training is funded and delivered in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Under Future Skills WA eligible students will be guaranteed a place in a range of priority training programs. Future Skills WA will commence on 1 January 2014.​
Review of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/Pages/Review-of-the-Vocational-Education-and-Training-Act.aspx, Review of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 feature tile<a href="/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/Pages/Review-of-the-Vocational-Education-and-Training-Act.aspx"><img alt="Review of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996" src="/PublishingImages/seal colour 60 x 60 pixels.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; "></a>Review of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996<p>The Department of Training and Workforce Development is currently conducting a review of the <em>Vocational Education and Training Act 1996</em> (VET Act).</p>
WD Workplace Essentials Promo 8http://www.workplace-essentials.dtwd.wa.gov.au/, WD Workplace Essentials Promo 8<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/promo08.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Workplace Essentials websiteThe Workplace essentials website provides small and medium businesses with a 'one-stop' gateway to find useful information, templates, links and resources that can help them to better plan, attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce.
WD National - Promo 4http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/publications-and-presentations, WD National - Promo 4<img alt="National Workforce Planning and Development Report" src="/PublishingImages/New%20stocktake%20cover.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">National Workforce Planning and Development Report​The National Regional Workforce Planning and Development Report examines current workforce planning and development practice in all Australian States and jurisdictions.
Promo 2http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/home, Promo 2<img alt="promo 2 image" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/promo02.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Migration PortalThe Western Australian Migration portal, www.migration.wa.gov.au, was launched on 6 July 2011.The portal is a single web-based point of for accurate and current information on skilled migration.
WD Muresk - Promo 3http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/trainingproviders/mureskinstitute, WD Muresk - Promo 3<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/promo03.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Muresk InstituteMuresk Institute is revitalising training, higher education and research opportunities in the Wheatbelt region.
WD Promo 1http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforceplanninganddevelopment/trainingcouncils/Pages/default.aspx, WD Promo 1<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/promo01.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Industry Profiles​Western Australia's industries continue to be a major contributor to the national economy.
WD Skilled Migration Promo 5http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforceplanninganddevelopment/skilledmigrationstrategy, WD Skilled Migration Promo 5<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/promo05.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Skilled Migration Strategy​​Western Australian skilled migration strategy released Wednesday 23 March 2011.​
WD Training Matters Promo 7http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/training/otherinformation/trainingmatters/trainingmattersinprint/Pages/default.aspx, WD Training Matters Promo 7<img alt="Training Matters - July 2016" src="http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/training/otherinformation/trainingmatters/trainingmattersinprint/PublishingImages/TM%20July%202016%20133%20x%2078.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Training MattersJuly 2016<br>Published by the Department of Training and Workforce Development, the July 2016 issue of <em>Training Matters</em> magazine is available now.





WD AWDC - Site 2http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/awdc, WD AWDC - Site 2<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/site02.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre<p>​​</p>
WD Training 1http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/apprenticentre/Pages/default.aspx, WD Training 1<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/training01.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Apprenticeship Office<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Information on apprenticeships and traineeships</span></p>
WA Training 2http://www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/CareerCentre.aspx, WA Training 2<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/training02.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Career Centre<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Advice and information on careers, skills and opportunities</span></p>
Expanding career options for womenhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/Pages/Expanding-career-options-for-women.aspx, /dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/Pages/Expanding-career-options-for-women.aspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DTWD_FeatureTilesList/AllItems/WNTT Feature Tile.png" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Expanding career options for women<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Apply for the non-traditional trade scholarship program</span></p>
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-21 - have your sayhttp://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/Pages/Disability-access-inclusion-plan-2017-21.aspx, http://edit-dtwd.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/policiesandguidelines/Pages/Disability-access-inclusion-plan-2017-21.aspx<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DTWD_FeatureTilesList/AllItems/Disability Inclusion Plan 2016 image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017–21 <p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Have your say ...</span></p>
WD Training Tenders Site 4http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/about-us/trainingtenders/Pages/default.aspx, WD Training Tenders Site 4<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/site04.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Training tenders
Training 7 State Budgethttp://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au/, Training 7 State Budget<a href="http://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au/"><img alt="" src="http://edit-dtwd.dtwd.wa.gov.au/PublishingImages/State%20Budget%20Icon%202016.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; "></a>State Budget<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Information on the 2016-17 State Budget</span></p>
TAFE Choices feature tile home pagehttp://tafechoices.com/, TAFE Choices feature tile<a href="http://tafechoices.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="TAFE Choices" src="/PublishingImages/TAFE Choices feature tile 50x59.png" style="BORDER: 0px solid; "></a>TAFE Choices
Training 5http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/training/Pages/default.aspx, Training 5<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/training05.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Training courses<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Get skilled for your career with 1000s of training options</span></p>
WD Training 3http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/training/trainingsolutions-employers/Pages/default.aspx, WD Training 3<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/training03.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Employers<span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Training solutions for a skilled business workforce</span>
WD Training 6http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/employeesandstudents/training/workingintraining/Pages/default.aspx, Training 6<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/training06.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Working in training<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Information for providers, partners and practitioners</span></p>
WD Regional Site 3http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/workforceplanninganddevelopment/regionalworkforcedevelopmentplans/Pages/default.aspx, WD Regional Site 3<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/site03.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Regional workforce development plans
WD WA - Site 1http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcorporateinfo/about-us/Pages/Western-Australian-profile-map.aspx, WD WA - Site 1<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/images/placeholder/site01.jpg " style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Western Australia Profile