Support and information services

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.

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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.

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Jobs and Skills Centres

Jobs and Skills Centres

Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free, and accessible to all members of the community.  Five centres opened on 16 April 2018, located on metropolitan WA TAFE campuses, with regional centres opening through 2018–19. Each of the centres is staffed by people who can provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including careers advice, apprenticeship and training information. Support services for employers and business, as well as specialist services for Aboriginal people, ex-offenders and people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background are also available.

The centres also provide an online jobs board, to connect jobseekers with employment opportunities and to help employers attract and recruit employees.

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Career Centres

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.

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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.

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Page last updated February 09, 2017