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About the Board

The WA State Training Board is the peak industry training advisory body to the Government for Western Australia. We work with industry, training providers, employer and employee groups and the community to build a quality vocational education and training system to support the ongoing growth of our workforce and economy.

What we do

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.

Our priorities

The WA State Training Board’s current 2016–2017 work plan and the State Training Plan developed by the Board each year, together with input from our partners, outlines the key initiatives, strategies, projects and deliverables that set our priorities.

Our partners

Working in consultation with employers, industry associations, training providers and other stakeholders, the WA State Training Board has established a number of collaborative working partnerships with training advisory bodies, specialist committees and industry training councils.

Publications

The WA State Training Board produces a number of publications, including research papers, survey results and project reports. Our publications are designed to keep clients, stakeholders and the community informed about education, training, employment and other related matters for Western Australia.

About the Board

The WA State Training Board is the peak industry training advisory body to the Government for Western Australia. We work with industry, training providers, employer and employee groups and the community to build a quality vocational education and training system to support the ongoing growth of our workforce and economy.

What we do

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.

Our priorities

The WA State Training Board’s current 2016–2017 work plan and the State Training Plan developed by the Board each year, together with input from our partners, outlines the key initiatives, strategies, projects and deliverables that set our priorities.

Our partners

Working in consultation with employers, industry associations, training providers and other stakeholders, the WA State Training Board has established a number of collaborative working partnerships with training advisory bodies, specialist committees and industry training councils.

Publications

The WA State Training Board produces a number of publications, including research papers, survey results and project reports. Our publications are designed to keep clients, stakeholders and the community informed about education, training, employment and other related matters for Western Australia.

The WA State Training Board under the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 undertakes strategic activities, tasks and projects to improve the links between specific industry developments and the vocational education and training sector. In 2019 we have three major areas of focus for our work, as outlined below.

Read more about our work

Social assistance and allied health workforce Chaired by Chris Hall, AM the Social Assistance and Allied Health Steering Workforce Strategy calls for a coordinated response to maximise the development and growth of a contemporary, skilled and flexible workforce to meet the growing needs of vulnerable people living in Western Australia. The report identified the number of disability and aged care support workers needs to double over the next five years, and the vocational education and training (VET) sector must provide training that meets the needs of this workforce. Considering the current environment, the report highlighted it is likely the social assistance and allied health sectors will face challenges sustaining a skilled workforce. Streamlining training pathways to provide flexible employment options for students, and enhancing the quality of training through a stronger focus on partnerships between TAFE and local employers are options to make the VET sector more accessible to industry and the public. The State Training Board is undertaking research and developing a collaborative and coordinated response to the training and workforce development needs of Western Australia's aged care, disability, allied health and community service sectors, with a vocational education and training focus. The anticipated growth of the sectors resulting from factors such as the ageing population and the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme will require greater access to training places. It is anticipated that the use of technology, medical advances and other innovative practices to support the delivery of care will require staff to undertake continuous training and skills development throughout their working life. Read more
Contact us

Office of the WA State Training Board

Optima Building B
Level 2
16 Parkland Road
Osborne Park WA 6017

Postal address

Att: Office of the WA State Training Board
Locked Bag 16
Osborne Park DC 6916
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm