Key documents

Key documents

The following key documents guide our work. 


Strategic Plan 2023—2028

Our strategic plan 2023-2028 sets a clear vision for the future of the State training sector and will guide the Department’s activities for the next five years. It seeks to position the Department to deliver on government priorities and ensure that training and workforce strategies are aligned to emerging skill needs of the Western Australian economy, while widening access to learning, jobs and future careers.

To achieve our vision of transforming lives and communities, and enabling a thriving economy, the plan outlines strategies that will be progressed under the following five priorities.

  1. Enable all Western Australians to easily choose and access training that leads to jobs and careers according to their aspirations.
  2. Lift the participation of First Nations People and under-represented groups in training and employment.
  3. Grow the supply of skilled workers to sustain our economy and community wellbeing.
  4. Develop the skills and capabilities for a clean energy economy and new and emerging industries.
  5. Partner with TAFE to support their delivery of contemporary learning experiences that meet student and employer needs.

WA State Training Plan

The State Training Board provides expert industry advice to inform VET policies and programs through its State Training Plan.

The State Training Plan 2023-24 is a key strategic document that outlines priorities for the State Government’s investment in VET to support the current and future skills and training needs of the State's industries.

The Plan complements key State Government priorities, and is informed by training data; labour market analysis; and valuable consultation with industry, facilitated by the Board’s network of industry training councils (ITCs).

The Plan identifies four key priorities to guide a well-funded, agile and innovative VET sector that supports the strategic development of the State's industries and the economy.


Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy 2021–2025

Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy 2021 – 2025

Our Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy 2021–25 outlines our plan to diversify our workforce and create an inclusive work environment.

It includes separate action plans for each diversity group with tailored initiatives designed to increase the representation of people from diverse backgrounds at all levels across the Department, and ensure our staff experiences a sense of belonging and inclusion at work.

The Strategy supports the Public Sector Commission’s Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy for WA Public Sector Employment 2020–25, and aligns with our Workforce Plan, our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, our Multicultural Plan and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

View the Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy 2021–25


Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022—26

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022–26

The Department is committed to funding and providing services that meet the needs of all Western Australians, and provides ongoing support to assist WA's workforce and vocational education and training (VET) sector to be more accessible; particularly for people with disability.

Our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022–26 (DAIP) builds on achievements to date and provides the commitment and direction for further progress in improving access and inclusion for people with disability in training and employment.

It outlines plans for how the Department will improve the accessibility of its facilities, services and information for people with disability; build an inclusive VET system that helps break the cycle of disadvantage for people with disability; and provide people of all abilities with the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities. 

View the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022—26


Reconciliation Action Plan 2022—23

DTWD Reconciliation Action Plan.

We embrace the spirit of reconciliation, and it plays a key role in helping Aboriginal people in our community acquire skills, qualifications and employment. Our third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a culmination of learnings through our ongoing reconciliation journey in which we aim to embed and continuously improve our cultural capacity.

Our new Innovate RAP strengthens the voice of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees in shaping the strategies and initiatives that influence their working environment. It deepens our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and other government agencies, and continues our commitment to focus on maximising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s participation in training and sustainable employment. By strengthening and growing these partnerships, we will ensure a broad range of perspectives are included to inform best practice within the training and workforce development sector.

Download the RAP


Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019

Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019

The Department plays an important role in helping to reduce disadvantage and improve economic participation among Aboriginal people. We are actively engaged in providing services that assist Aboriginal people to gain vocational skills and qualifications, find employment, or further their career. As an employer, we are committed to growing and developing our Aboriginal employees.

Our Aboriginal employment strategy 2019 supports our vision for reconciliation, and reflects the Western Australian Public Sector Commission’s key priorities to:

  • attract Aboriginal people to work for the Department;
  • appoint Aboriginal people to positions commensurate with their skills and expertise;
  • advance the careers of Aboriginal employees; and develop Aboriginal leaders.

View the Aboriginal employment strategy 2019 document 

Page last updated May 17, 2023