Jobs and Skills WA

Jobs and Skills WA

Jobs and Skills WA

As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs and 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. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications.

Many other important industry qualifications are also subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, including general industry training courses and foundation skills and equity courses. Full details of priority training areas and subsidised training courses are available on the Jobs and Skills WA website.


Jobs and Skills Centres

The Department is working with TAFE colleges, service providers and other stakeholders to establish Jobs and Skills Centres (JSCs) to fulfil an election commitment.  Jobs and Skills Centres will offer free career, training and employment assistance. The first metropolitan TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres opened on 16 April 2018, and services will be progressively rolled out across WA through 2018–19. When fully implemented the community and industry will have increased access to services with a Statewide network of centres situated in metropolitan and regional TAFE locations, supported by a number of regional outreach centres. 

The centres are a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to improve their skills and job prospects – including students, jobseekers and career changers. The centres will engage with their local communities and industry so they can respond effectively to the needs of their clients.  When fully implemented the community and industry will have increased access to services with a Statewide network of five metropolitan TAFE locations, eight regional locations and a number of regional outreach centres. 

Metropolitan centres

  • Joondalup campus – North Metropolitan TAFE
  • Balga campus – North Metropolitan TAFE
  • Northbridge campus – North Metropolitan TAFE
  • Peel (Mandurah) campus – South Metropolitan TAFE
  • Rockingham campus – South Metropolitan TAFE
  • Thornlie campus – South Metropolitan TAFE

Regional centres

  • Kalgoorlie campus – Central Regional TAFE

More regional Jobs and Skills Centres will open progressively in 2018/19. In the meantime, the Department continues to fund a range of contracted Career Centre services and Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre services.


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For training providers

Jobs and Skills WA encourages healthy competition among providers and offers enhanced choices to students and employers.

Under Jobs and Skills WA, contracting arrangement processes have been streamlined and strengthened to support greater quality training provision. The focus is on efficient and effective selection and management of contracted private registered training organisations.

All information for training providers, VET practitioners and schools can be found in the Training providers and schools section of this website.

Page last updated December 21, 2017