Student support available following Careers Australia receivership

Following the announcement that Careers Australia has gone into voluntary administration the Department of Training and Workforce Development has put in place a number of processes to support affected students in Western Australia. A phone helpline and email support is available for students requiring assistance.

Welcome to the Department of Training and Workforce Development

The Department of Training and Workforce Development manages the State Government’s investment in vocational education and training. We work together with individuals, employers, business and industry and training providers to build a skilled Western Australian workforce for the future.

Jobs and Skills WA

As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. From 2018, Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government – through the Department – is prioritising its investment in training to focus on courses that support and enable people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand. Many qualifications are subsidised, including apprenticeships and traineeships across a range of industries.

Training providers and schools

We work with both public and private vocational education and training providers across Western Australia to provide support, information and resources that help to achieve quality outcomes for students and the State’s workforce.

Changes to TAFE in Western Australia

Following a review of the VET sector in Western Australia, the Training sector reform project was undertaken in 2015 to look at where improvements could be made to the State’s public training system; specifically the WA TAFE colleges, to deliver new choices to students, industry and the community.

Building the workforce to meet the economic and community needs of Western Australia

Annual report 2017–2018

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s Annual report 2017–18 provides the Western Australian Parliament and the community with an overview of our performance, as well as budget papers and other strategic documents.

The report offers transparency, accountability, and compliance with legislative and government policy requirements, and describes the functions, operations and performance highlights of the Department focusing on key areas of achievement.