Useful links and contacts

Useful links and contacts

On this page, we have collected a range of websites and contact details for organisations that you may find useful. If your organisation and/or website appears on this page, please contact us to advise of any change in details so that we can keep this information up to date.

Use these links to jump to a section, or browse the page to see the full collection.


Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeship Office

The Department of Training and Workforce Development's  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.

T: 13 19 54 or if you are calling from outside Western Australia 08 6551 5499

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

AASN providers provide advice and support services tailored to the needs of employers and apprentices throughout the apprenticeship lifecycle – from pre-commencement through to completion. Some AASNs provide a job search service and can help employers find an apprentice or trainee.

T: 13 38 73


Career development

Career exploration

A range of career planning and development services are available from your local Jobs and Skills Centre, to help you reach your goals. 

T: 13 64 64

Aboriginal Services

If you are an Aboriginal person looking to get into training, finding employment or further your career there is a range of culturally-sensitive training, employment and career support services are available from your local Jobs and Skills Centre.

If you are an employer looking for resources, advice or support on recruitment and retention strategies to make your workplace and employment practices more culturally-sensitie and welcoming to Aboriginal people, your local Jobs and Skills Centre can help. 

T: 13 64 64


Industry and employer groups

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.


Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

CCIWA is Western Australia's peak business body, working with 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.

T: 1300 422 492

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 Committees in their work to develop and review training packages. A full list of all SSOs, and their contact details, is available on the AISC website.


Training Accreditation Council 

TAC (the Council) is WA's registering and course accrediting body. It is responsible for the quality assurance and recognition of vocational education and training services in WA.

T: 08 9441 1910


Industry training advisory bodies

Under section 21(1)(b) of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 the State Training Board recognises various industry training advisory bodies as bodies from which the Board takes advice for the purpose of drafting a State Training Plan or making recommendations to the Minister on apprenticeships and traineeships.

The Board currently recognises eight industry training councils, of which seven are funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

The Board uses the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) codes 2006 (Revision 2.0) to allocate the industry areas covered by each of the industry training advisory bodies.

This document details the industry sectors and ANZSIC codes covered by the industry training advisory bodies.

​Industry training councils


Community Skills WA is an advisory and research organisation that provides advice on VET and workforce development needs for the community services, health and education industries.

CSWA contact information

Chair: Dr Sheralee Tamaliunas, Director, Workforce and Employment, Department of Health
Executive Director: Caroline Thompson

T: 08 9445 1511
Suite 16, 25 Walters Drive, Osborne Park 6017
P: PO Box 1738 Osborne Park DC 6017


The Construction Training Fund aims to improve the quality of training and to increase the number of skilled workers in the building and construction industry.

CTF contact information

Chair: Reg Howard-Smith, Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
Director Skills Development: Rob Berryman

T: 08 9244 0100
104 Belgravia St, Belmont WA 6104
P: PO Box 303 Cloverdale WA 6985

Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council Inc

The Financial, Administrative and Professional Services Training Council Inc. works with industry to foster quality and industry specific training, a skilled and flexible workforce and effective representation on training-related matters.

FAPS contact information

Chair: Brian Lee, General Manager Security and Surveillance, Crown Perth 
Deputy Chair: Dr Shaun Ridley, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Institute of Management WA
Chief Executive Officer: Allan Jones

T: 08 9328 6372
Unit 3/1 Sangiorgio Court, Osborne Park WA 6017
P: PO Box 1497 Osborne Park DC WA 6916

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

The Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council promotes training to industry, supports innovation and workforce development.

FFTI contact details

​Chair: Darren Culverwell
Chief Executive Officer: Kay Gerard

T: 08 9361 2800
Unit 6, 800 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park WA 6101
P: PO Box 1499, East Victoria Park WA 6981

FutureNow Training Council facilitates the continual improvement of workforce skills in the creative industries, sport, recreation, print, racing and equine, technology, tourism, hospitality, travel and events industries.

FutureNow contact details

Chair: Matthew Thomas
Deputy Chair: Jane King
Chief Executive Officer: Julie Hobbs 

T: 08 9285 8555
22 Mumford Place, Balcatta WA 6021

The Logistics and Defence Skills Council is the peak advisory body for skills development and training in Western Australia for the transport, logistics, wholesale, retail and defence industries.

LDSC contact details

Chair: Cathi Andrews, Director Payne Haulage
Vice Chair: Brian Appleby, Executive Director/People & Organisation Development, Public Transport Authority
Chief Executive Officer: Michael Taremba

T: 08 9388 8781
22 Mumford Place, Balcatta WA 6021

Resources Industry Training Council

The Resources Industry Training Council is a joint venture between the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd (APPEA) and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CMEWA).

RITC contact details

​Chair: Louise Bonser, Cross-Asset Training and Competency Co-ordinator Australian Business Unit – Operations Services, Chevron Australia (APPEA nominee)
Manager: Amanda Hamilton

T: 08 9220 8538
Level 10, 2 Mill Street, Perth WA 6000
P: Locked Bag N984, Perth WA 6844

Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive Training Council

The Utilities, Engineering, Electrical and Automotive Training Council provides strategic advice to the State Training Board and the Department of Training and Workforce Development regarding industry training issues relating to utilities, engineering, electrical and automotive industries.

UEEA contact details

Chair: Steve McCartney, State Secretary, AMWU
Chief Executive Officer: Jason Cullen

T: 08 6142 2567
Building B - Suite 9/5 Hasler Road, Osborne Park WA 6017
P: PO Box 1057 Osborne Park DC WA 6916


The Retail and Personal Services Skills Advisory Council has been wound up. The Retail, Community Pharmacy and Floristry sectors have been transferred to the Logistics and Defence Skills Council. The State Training Board is considering how the training council network will cover the remaining industry sectors of Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Funeral Services. This webpage will be updated once these arrangements are finalised.   


Legislation, policy and guidelines

The WA Vocational Education and Training Act 1996

The VET Act identifies the structure of the State Training Board, and details the Board's establishment, constitution, functions and powers. It also details further provisions relating to committees of the Board and the annual report. Additionally, the Act prescribes how the VET system operates in Western Australia, the establishment and functions of WA’s TAFE colleges and the obtaining of VET qualifications including the registration and administration of training contracts for the State's apprenticeship and traineeship system.

You can view the full VET Act document on the Western Australian Legislation website.

Vocational Education and Training (General) Regulations 2009 and the Vocational Education and Training (Colleges) Regulations 2006

The Regulations deal with general matters for the purposes of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996.

You can view both of these Regulations on the Western Australian Legislation website.


For information about policy relating to VET in WA, please  refer to the Policy section on the Department of Training and Workforce Development website.



Department of Training and Workforce Development

WA’s Department of Training and Workforce Development provides leadership in training and workforce development to drive a responsive, flexible and quality training system to meet the needs of industry and build a strong and successful future for our community. For information on training options, training providers, fees and charges etc please visit the Training section of the Department's website.

Full contact details for the Department

Jobs and Skills WA

Under the Plan for Jobs, TAFE colleges now house the on-stop-shop Jobs and Skills Centres. The Jobs and Skills Centres (JSC), which are located acros regional and metropolitan WA, offer a range of services to students and the community including career development, advice and support. The JSC's engage with business networks and small businesses, to identify workforce development needs and offer training solutions as well as information on apprenticeships and traineeships.

Find further information here on a Jobs and Skills Centre near you.


Workforce development

Department of Training and Workforce Development

In addition to its vital training role, the Department now has a much broader responsibility which includes a focus on workforce development.


Full contact details for the Department



Workforce development resources and information

Skilled migration

The Commonwealth Government allows each Australian state and territory to nominate skilled migrants under a broad range of occupations, to meet their own local workforce needs. For information about skilled migration, including the WA Skilled migration occupation list, please visit the migration portal website.


State priority occupation list

The SPOL is a list of occupations rated according to their priority status for WA. It informs the WA State Training Plan, WA workforce development planning and the WA skilled migration occupation list.


WA Workforce information

Provides information about the WA workforce across all industry areas, employment forecasts and outlooks, and the quarterly Economic and labour market snapshot produced by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.


Training solutions for employers and business

Information about options such as recognition of prior learning, apprenticeships and traineeships and group training organisations to support your workforce development planning.


Page last updated June 28, 2017