Support and information services
The Department offers a range of specialist services that can assist you with advice, resources and information to guide and support your workforce development planning.
The following services are all free of charge and can be accessed throughout Western Australia.
Workplace essentials for better business website
Developing and implementing workforce planning and workforce development processes in the workplace and having a ‘workforce action plan’ are essential components of healthy business practice.
Developed by the Department of Training and Workforce Development in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other WA industry leaders, 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 Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres, located across Western Australia, are dedicated to supporting employers to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal employees. Having a diverse workplace that welcomes Aboriginal employees brings a range of benefits – your business grows with the unique perspectives, experience and knowledge that Aboriginal people can bring to your team, and it encourages young people to remain in their local community.
Your local AWDC can assist you to become a workplace of choice, with experienced staff helping you develop your Aboriginal workforce and find excellent employees who will add value to your organisation. The centres offer support through professional development workshops and events, while also providing a range of resources. This includes an online jobs board where you can advertise employment opportunities free of charge.
For more information including AWDC locations please visit the AWDC website.
Free and independent training information and career guidance are provided through 12 Career Centres across Western Australia, including one in the Perth CBD and nine in regional areas. There are also two specialist Career Centres that support ex-offenders and help people for whom English is not their main spoken language.
Professional, qualified and friendly career practitioners can work with you to look at options to suit your needs and create a plan for action.
For information about these services, please visit the Career Centre website or call 13 64 64.
Small Business Development Corporation
The Small Business Development Corporation was established by the State Government to encourage, promote, facilitate and assist the establishment, growth and development of small business in Western Australia. It offers a comprehensive range of services to the small business sector, including business skills workshops and support for recruitment and workforce development, as well as a range of guides and tools.
You’ll find comprehensive information on topics such as starting your business, employing staff and managing disputes, as well as useful statistics relating to small business in WA, on the SBDC website.