Employers, business and industry

Employers, business and industry

Employers, business and industry provide thousands of Western Australians with employment and contribute to the ongoing growth of the State's economy. Here we have put together some quick links to information from across the website that may be useful.

Select one of the following topics to see the quick links.

If you need information that you're unable to find on the website, please use our online enquiry form to contact us.


Training solutions for workforce development

Training programs
Looking to up-skill or re-skill your workforce, train staff to support new technology or processes, or develop a customised training program?

Apprenticeships and traineeships
Whether you're recruiting new staff or want your existing staff to increase their skills and knowledge, apprenticeships and traineeships are a great option.

Recognition of prior learning
Find out how your employee's skills and knowledge could be recognised towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Government Building Training policy
The GBT policy aims to increase the overall numbers of apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry, through its requirement for State Government building, construction and maintenance contractors to meet a target training rate of 11.5% through the employment of construction apprentices and trainees.


Apprenticeships and traineeships

Employing an apprentice or trainee
Whether you're recruiting new staff or want your existing staff to increase their skills and knowledge, apprenticeships and traineeships are a great option.

Existing worker traineeships
Under Future Skills WA, the State Government subsidises eligible existing workers to undertake traineeships in higher level (Certificate IV and above) priority courses.

Group training organisations
GTOs employ apprentices and trainees and hire them to other businesses, offering you flexible options for a skilled workforce.

The Apprenticeship Office
The Department's Apprenticeship Office registers and administers training contracts, and regulates the apprenticeship system in Western Australia.

Forms and fact sheets from the Apprenticeship Office
If you need to make a change to your training contract, or need information about the training contract, you'll find fact sheets and forms here to help.


WA labour market and economic information

Labour and economic snapshot
Produced quarterly by the Department, the snapshot provides analysis of the current situation and outlook for the State’s labour market.

The State Priority Occupation List
The SPOL is a list of occupations that are considered a priority in WA, including those that are considered industry-critical.

Workforce information
An overview of the State's population, demographics, employment types and industries.

Employment forecasts
See the forecasts through to 2020 by industry area, to get a picture of where employment growth is expected.

Industry information and intelligence
Information on skills supply and demand, workforce development issues, current emerging skills shortages and other related areas.



Workforce development support, resources and tools

Workplace essentials for better business
The Workplace essentials for better business website provides small and medium businesses with a ‘one-stop’ gateway to find useful information, templates, links and resources that can help you to better plan, attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce.

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres
Our AWDCs are dedicated to supporting employers to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal employees. They also offer a free online jobs board for recruitment.

Career Centres
Our professional, qualified and friendly career practitioners can provide free and independent training information and career guidance to support your workforce.

Skilled migration
Find out how the State's skilled migration program may enable you to fill skills shortages under a broad range of occupations.

WA workforce planning and development model
This model follows a best practice workforce planning and development process to respond to economic and labour market challenges and explore opportunities for WA’s continued growth and prosperity.

Regional development plans
Regional workforce development plans identify local workforce development challenges in regional areas of WA, and provide strategies to address them.

Page last updated March 08, 2017