Annual Report 2021–22 now available

The Department is pleased to announce that our Annual report 2021–22 is now available.

Each financial year, the report provides the Western Australian Parliament and the community with an overview of our performance; as well as budget papers and other strategic documents. It offers transparency, accountability, and compliance with legislative and government policy requirements, focuses on key areas of achievement and describes the functions, operations and performance highlights of the Department over the period.

As noted by the Department’s Director General Karen Ho, 2021–22 saw a strong growth in the State’s economy and workforce participation. Employment reached record high levels, while unemployment rates fell. In addition; a shortage of skilled labour and industry diversification, border restrictions and staff absenteeism has made it difficult for business and industry to fill vacancies.

Our Annual report 2021–22 highlights the Department's successful response to these workforce challenges. In the context of a 21 per cent increase in VET enrolments in 2021, compared to 2020, the annual report is a celebration of skills and training. In addition reporting progress against more than 20 actions; the State has undertaken to address workforce challenges, the report contains stories and testimonials from people whose lives have been positively impacted by training and employment programs and initiatives.

View our Annual report 2021–22 at


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