Career development

Career planning and development

Career development is the continual process of managing your learning, leisure and work to progress through your life. It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge you need to plan and make informed decisions about education, training and work. With so many choices, it can be challenging to know what direction you should take.

Whether you’re thinking about taking your first steps into the world of work, looking for a career change or striving for bigger and better things in your current occupation,  having a career plan will help you reach your goals.

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Career services

Jobs and Skills Centres provide free and independent training information and career guidance and can assist you with information on education and training courses, job searching and career pathway options. Your local Jobs and Skills Centre is the place to go if you're:

  • still at school and considering your options;
  • needing some advice about industry and business in WA, and what type of jobs are out there;
  • looking for training to get into work;
  • putting together a CV or resume, or writing job applications;
  • wondering what kind of occupation or career would suit you;
  • putting together a career plan or establishing career goals;
  • seeking recognition for skills and experience you already have; or
  • considering an apprenticeship or traineeship.

For more information about career services, and Jobs and Skills Centres, and a range of useful resources, please visit the Jobs and Skills WA website.

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Aboriginal Services

If you're an Aboriginal person looking to get into training, find employment or further your career there is a range of culturally sensitive career support services available to assist you. 

Your local Jobs and Skills Centre has experience helping  Aboriginal jobseekers in Western Australia choose a training course or find their career path and employment.

  • information on choosing the best training option;
  • access to job opportunities through a free online jobs board;
  • help with resumés and job applications; and
  • referral to other services, depending on your needs.

Jobs and Skills Centres also work with employers to find great job opportunities for Aboriginal people and post them on a free online jobs board. 

For more information about career services for Aboriginal people, the jobs board and other useful information and resources, please visit the Jobs and Skills WA website.

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The Jobs and Skills WA Aboriginal Services jobs board

Jobs and Skills Centres work with employers to find great job opportunities for Aboriginal people and post them on the free Aboriginal Services online jobs board, ready for you to browse on our website.

If you register with the jobs board you will receive an email notification whenever a job vacancy comes up that matches what you're looking for – plus you'll get an online space where you can save your CV/resumé, references, job applications or portfolio.

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Regional services

Jobs and Skills Centres will be opening progressively in regional areas of Western Australia throughout 2018–19. Specialist career, training and jobseeker support, as well as specialist services for Aboriginal people and employers, will continue to be available in the meantime through regional Career Centres and Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres.

To find out more about the services available in regional areas, please visit the Career exploration page or the Aboriginal services page on the Jobs and Skills WA website.

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Specialist services

Some people within our community may require specialist services to assist them in making career choices and overcoming barriers to employment, education and training.

Specialist services are available for people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) background, and for ex-offenders. As well as providing information on training and opportunities to use existing skills or learn new or additional skills, these services also focus on overcoming barriers to employment, education and training.

For more information, please visit the Jobs and Skills WA website

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Migration Services

Migration Services provides a range of services and information to help you make the move to Western Australia.

In particular we can support you by:

  • providing an information and referral service to help skilled migrants settle in Western Australia; and
  • carrying out comparative assessments of your overseas tertiary qualifications.

For more information please visit the Migration portal.

migration.wa.gov.au
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Page last updated March 08, 2017