New! 2019 State priority occupation list (SPOL) now available

The State priority occupation list (SPOL) is produced each year by the Department in consultation with key stakeholders, including the State’s industry training councils, to inform and guide workforce planning and development for Western Australia. It is a list of occupations rated according to their priority status for WA.

The SPOL informs the WA State training plan, which guides the allocation of subsidised training programs into areas of prioritised need. It also informs WA workforce development planning and the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL), the Graduate occupation list  and WA's State nominated migration program. The list, and related background evidence, also forms the basis for WA Government submissions such as the State Wage Case, Commonwealth migration and various other priorities.

The 2019 SPOL is now available here on our website. You can also review the scope and methodology paper, and the review and changes paper, that support the information in the 2019 SPOL paper.

View the 2019 SPOL

Page last updated July 28, 2020