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Department of Training and Workforce Development Websites

Department of Training and Workforce Development

Main website:

Telephone: (08) 6551 5000 (switchboard)


The Department of Training and Workforce in addition to its vital training role, now has a much broader responsibility which includes a focus on workforce development. 

Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres


Telephone: (08) 9224 6535 or freecall 1800 441 043


A dedicated service for Aboriginal jobseekers to connect with employers and service providers to take up opportunities in the workforce. Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres encourage employers to contact one of the Centres in 7th Floor GPO Building Perth, Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton or Kalgoorlie if you want to develop your Aboriginal workforce. The centres are open Monday to Friday during business hours.

In addition to the five AWDCs, the Department partners with Southern Aboriginal Corporation in Albany; SMYL Community Services in Mandurah; Bloodwood Tree in South Hedland and Directions in Northam to provide similiar services to the AWDCs in those regions.  

Career Centre


Telephone: 13 23 98 or (08) 9224 6500


The Career Centre website can help if you need more information about education and training courses, you are not sure about your career direction or learning options or you need help with your career planning and career decision making. You can make an appointment online with a career practitioner. The Career Centre is open Monday to Friday (excluding WA public holidays) from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in the DTWD Customer Service Centre, GPO Building, Level 7, 3 Forrest Place Perth.

Apprenticeship Office

Website: Apprenticeship Office

Telephone: 13 19 54 or if you are calling outside Western Australia (08) 6551 5499


The Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office registers and administers training contracts, as well as regulating the apprenticeship system in Western Australia, in accordance with Part 7 of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996.

TAFE International Western Australia


Telephone: +618 9218 2100 

A business unit within the Department of Training and Workforce Development responsible for the recruitment and admission of international students into studying at Western Australia institutions.

Migration WA


Telephone: Skilled Migration Western Australia (08) 9224 6593; Overseas Qualifications Unit (08) 9224 6530; Settlement Services (08) 9224 6540

Providers information about living and working in Western Australia and provides information about visas, migration services, Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List and assessment of overseas qualifications. Migration WA is open Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in the DTWD Customer Service Centre at the GPO Building Level 7, 3 Forrest Place Perth.  

Workplace Essentials for Better Business


A dedicated webpage for small and medium businesses with a 'one-stop' gateway to find useful information, templates, links and resources that can help to better plan, attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce.


Industry Links

Australian Industry and Skills Committee


The AISC was established by the COAG Industry and Skills Council in May 2015 to give industry a formal, expanded role in policy direction and decision-making for the VET sector.

Skills Service Organisations

On 27 January 2016 the Federal Minister for Vocational Education and Skills announced the outcome of an expression of interest process to identify Skills Service ORganisations to support Industry Reference Committeess (IRCs) in their work to develop and review training packages.

The SSOs are:

Service Skill OrganisationTraining Package coverage​

Community Services Training Package (CHC)

Health Training Package (HLT)

Local Government (LGA04)

Public Sector (PSP)

Sport, Fitness and Recreation (SIS) (SIS10)

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality (SIT)

Retail Services (SIR)

Hairdressing and Beauty (SHB)

Floristry (SFL)

Funeral Services (SIF)

Artibus Innovation

​Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package (CPC)

Property Services Training Package (CPP)

Skills Impact

Agriculture, Horitculture and Conservation and Land Management (AHC)

Animal Care and Management (ACM)

Australian Meat Industry (MTM11)

Australian Meat Processing (AMP)

Seafood Industry (SFI11)

Food Processing (FDF10)

Racing (RGR08)

Forest and Wood Products (FWP)

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing (PPM)

​PwC's Skills for Australia

​Business Services (BSB)

Financial Services (FNS)

Creative Arts and Culture (CUA)

Information and Communications (ICT)

Foundation Skills (FSK)

Training and Education (TAE)

Printing and Graphic Arts (ICP)

​Australian Industry Standards

​Aviation (AVI)

Correctional Services (CSC)

Defence (DEF)

Electricity Supply Industry - Generation (UEP)

Electrotechnology (UEE)

Gas Industry (UEG)

Maritime (MAR)

National Water (NWP)

Police (POL)

Public Safety (PUA)

Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry (UET)

Transport and Logistics - Rail (TLI)

Transport and Logistics (TLI)

​Auto Skills Australia

Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair (AUR)

Automotive Manufacturing (AUM)

​Manufacturing Skills Australia

​Aeroskills (MEA)

Chemical, Hyrdocarbons and Oil Refining (PMA)

Furnishing (MSF)

Laboratory Operations (MSL)

Manufactured Mineral Products (PMC)

Manufacturing (MSM)

Manufacturing and Engineering (MEM)

Metal and Engineering (MEM05)

Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking (PMB)

Sustainability (MSS)

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (MST)

​SkillsDMC​Resources and Infrastructure (RII)


Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIWA)


Telephone: 1300 4 22492

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA) is Western Australia's peak business body. It helps thousands of business each year. It maintains strong working relationships with other State chambers and the national body the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

Training Accreditation Council 


Telephone: (08) 9441 1910

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC or the Council) is Western Australia's registering and course accrediting body. It is responsible for the quality assurance and recognition of vocational education and training (VET) services in WA.