Jobs and Skills WA update

In support of the McGowan Government’s Plan for Jobs initiative, a network of TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres will be opening in Western Australia in 2018. These centres will offer free career, training and employment services to businesses, students, jobseekers and career changers.

On 16 April 2018, five Jobs and Skills Centres will open at North and South Metropolitan TAFE campuses in Joondalup, Balga, Northbridge, Thornlie and Rockingham. Services for students and jobseekers at the Jobs and Skills Centres will include:

  • career information and guidance;
  • training and course information;
  • help with job searching and job matching;
  • apprenticeship and traineeship assistance;
  • skills and qualification recognition information; and
  • culturally sensitive employment and career advice for Aboriginal people.

For businesses and employers the Jobs and Skills Centres will provide:

  • recruitment assistance;
  • apprentice/trainee recruitment;
  • advertising opportunities on an Aboriginal specific jobs board;
  • workforce development advice;
  • training or course information;
  • information on training solutions and services that can be customised to meet enterprise-specific needs; and
  • resources and advice on Aboriginal recruitment and retention strategies.

The new  Jobs and Skills Centres will enhance existing career and job services offered by the Department, with the Perth Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre (AWDC) and Career Centre transitioning their services to the five centres in April. Regional Jobs and Skills Centres will open progressively in 2018/19. The Department continues to fund a range of contracted Career Centre services and AWDC services.

For more information about the Jobs and Skills Centres, including the location and contact details for regional service providers, please visit our Jobs and Skills WA page.

Page last updated January 13, 2020