Vocational education and training

Vocational education and training

The vocational education and training  sector is important to Western Australia's economy for the development of the State's workforce. It enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.

Providers of VET include TAFE colleges, private providers, community organisations, industry skill centres, and enterprise training providers working together.

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. To do this, Future Skills WA provides a guaranteed, subsidised training place for eligible students enrolled in courses that are deemed State priority qualifications, where a training place is available. Apprenticeships and traineeships are a priority, and many other important industry qualifications are also subsidised as general industry training courses and foundation skills and equity courses.

To find out more about the guarantee and what courses are subsidised, take a look at the Future Skills WA information available here.

Page last updated December 09, 2016