About the Department

About the Department

Western Australia’s diversifying economy and changing industry needs require a labour force that is skilled, versatile and highly competitive. Established in 2009, WA’s Department of Training and Workforce Development provides leadership in training and workforce development to drive a responsive, flexible and quality training system to meet the needs of industry and build a strong and successful future for our community.

Our vision is that all Western Australians can be part of a skilled workforce to meet the State’s economic and community needs.


Our work

We work closely with industry, government and the community across Western Australia to support and facilitate training and workforce development strategies that will build, attract and retain a skilled workforce for now and into the future.

This is achieved through our focus on:

  • planning and leading the State Government response to workforce development issues in Western Australia;
  • growing Western Australia’s workforce through attraction, retention, participation and skilled migration strategies;
  • providing career development services that support individuals to plan and reach employment and career goals;
  • delivering an innovative, flexible and responsive vocational and education training system; and
  • governing the Department’s services and performance systems to ensure they are client centred, of the highest quality and managed in an open, transparent and accountable manner.

Annual report 2015–2016

An image of the cover of the 2015-2016 annual report.

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 focusing on three key areas of achievement:

  • building the workforce;
  • facilitating reform of the vocational education and training sector; and
  • improving services and performance.

View the full  2016 Annual report document

This report has been prepared in accordance with the State government requirements and includes audited financial statements and performance indicators for the year ended 30 June 2016.

Key documents

Our current business operations are driven and informed by the following.

Strategic plan 2014–2018
Our strategic plan focuses on five goals that articulate the vision and standards we aim to achieve.
View the 2014–2018 Strategic plan document

Skilling WA workforce development plan
Developed in collaboration with industry and government agencies, Skilling WA is a workforce planning and development strategy to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce.
View the Skilling WA document

WA State training plan 2015–2018
The State training plan 2015–2018 contributes to the policy and purchasing direction for the training system in Western Australia, identifying and recommending training investment priorities for the State in order to meet the future demand for skilled workers in Western Australia.
View the WA State training plan document

Reconciliation action plan 2013–2015
Our Reconciliation action plan aligns with our vision to create greater opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Western Australian workforce, including our staff, our clients, and Aboriginal-owned businesses. The plan sets out the Department's commitment and contribution to reconciliation.
View the current Reconciliation action plan document

Disability access and inclusion plan 2017–2021
Our new Disability access and inclusion plan demonstrates the Department's commitment to support and assist the State's workforce and vocational education and training sector to be more accessible, particularly for people with disability.
View the Disability access and inclusion plan document

Page last updated December 03, 2016