Review of skills, training and workforce development

On 21 May 2020, the establishment of an urgent review on skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID 19's impact on the workforce in Western Australia was announced. The Review Report was submitted to the State Recovery Controller on 30 June 2020 and was recently considered by the WA State Government.

The Review made 46 observations and recommendations under the following five key themes:

  1. New futures for Western Australians
  2. 21st century apprenticeships
  3. Maximising skills from Government investment
  4. Live-learn-work in regional WA
  5. Next generation training

Recommendations arising from the review will support Western Australia’s workforce to look forward. Creating new futures for displaced workers, and preparing the workforce for the digital world and new technologies, will be vital to the State’s recovery.  Building the capacity of regional WA and ensuring disadvantaged people are supported in transitions to training and work will also be critical to serving the needs of the WA economy and community now and into the future. 

Implementation of the Review recommendations will continue as part of the State’s Recovery Plan.

Further information, and the Review Report and the State Government's response, is available here


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Page last updated January 22, 2021