Useful Links

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre

Established by the Department of Training and Workforce Development in 2010, the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres (AWDCs) assist Aboriginal people in Western Australia to get into training, find employment or further their career. At the same time, the AWDCs have supported WA employers to make their workplaces and employment practices more culturally sensitive and welcoming to Aboriginal people

DTWD Apprenticeship Office

The role of the Apprenticeship Office is to focus on fulfilling the statutory function of administration and regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships

Careers Centre

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s Career Centre website is designed to help you access key information.  Whether you’re looking for work, planning a career or deciding on a training path, being fully informed will help you get out of the starting gate on the right foot.

Department of Training and Workforce Development

This site is a gateway to Western Australia’s Department of Training and Workforce Development and provides advice and information on training and workforce development.

A range of Resources, tools and FAQ are also available on this website to assist VET practitioners, including: good practice guides; RPL support for assessors and students; training package FAQs; and teaching and learning resources formerly sold by WestOne Services.

Jobs and Skills WA

Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department of Training and Workforce Development, prioritises its investment in subsidised 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.

Resource Generator

The Resource Generator enables RTOs and trainers to access information about units of competencies, qualifications and learning resources.

SkillsIQ – Skills Service Organisation (SSO)

SkillsIQ Ltd is a not-for-profit, independent Skills Service Organisation supporting a range of Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to undertake training product development that ensures skills meet future industry needs. The role of SkillsIQ is to support their allocated Industry Reference Committees to ensure training packages reflect the skills needs of industry.  This includes facilitating engagement and consultation across industry, providing operational and secretariat support, carrying out the development and review of training packages, managing quality assurance and endorsement processes and preparing support materials such as companion volumes. The SkillsIQ website will give you details of Training Packages covered by the RAPS Training Council.

State Priority Occupation List (SPOL)

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)..

State Training Board

In addition to providing the Minister for Education and Training with advice and industry-based research on strategic directions, policy and priorities for Western Australia’s training system, the WA State Training Board manages and supports a range of activities and projects to support industry, business and our community across the State.

Training Accreditation Council

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) is responsible for assuring the quality of vocational education and training in Western Australia. is the National Register on Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia. is the authoritative source of (a) Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) including training packages, qualifications, units of competency, accredited courses and skill sets; and (b) Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who have the approved scope to deliver Nationally Recognised Training, as required by national and jurisdictional legislation within Australia.  This website provides information on a range of current vocational education and training (VET) issues, developments, events, publications and contacts in the VET sector.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs for Secondary Students

The Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) works with the education sector, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and industry to support the delivery of quality VET programs to Western Australian secondary students. Here you will find a range of useful resources and information for schools, teachers and VET practitioners, including: strategic documents and guidelines; the VET Qualifications Register for Secondary Schools; good practice models; and an overview of VET programs delivered to secondary students.

WA Industry Training Councils

This link provides a list of Training Councils, their contact details and industry sector coverage.

Workplace Essentials for Better Business

The Workplace Essentials website provides small to medium businesses with a ‘one-stop’ gateway to find useful information, templates, links and resources that can help them to better plan, attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce. By investing time into getting your workforce planning and development processes right today, businesses can be better placed to meet their business goals today and tomorrow. The Workplace Essentials website has recently released a series of brochures that are available on the Workplace Essentials for Better Business website.