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. 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, find 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-sensitive and welcoming to Aboriginal people, your local Jobs and Skills Centre can help. 

T: 13 64 64


Government and industry bodies

Department of Training and Workforce Development

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is the State Government agency responsible for training and workforce development in Western Australia. The Department works closely with industry, government and the community to support and facilitate training and workforce development strategies that will build, attract and retain a skilled workforce for WA. 

T: 08 6551 5000

Jobs and Skills WA

Jobs and Skills WA provides information on training options such as apprenticeships and traineeships, training providers (including TAFEs), fees, and employer training incentives in Western Australia. This includes information on the State's network of Jobs and Skills Centres which offer a one-stop-shop for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. 

T: 13 64 64

Training Accreditation Council 

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) is WA's VET Regulator. TAC is responsible for the quality assurance and recognition of VET services in WA, including through the registration of training providers and the accreditation of courses. 

T: 08 9224 6510

Jobs and Skills Australia

The national body Jobs and Skills Australia was established in 2022 to engage, advise and assist the Australian Government and other stakeholders in decision-making on the current, emerging and future skills and workforce needs of the Australian economy. This includes regional, rural and remote Australia, and on the development of new industries and new technologies.  

T: 1300 566 046

Jobs and Skills Councils

A network of 10 industry-led national Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) have been established by the Australian Government to support the work of Jobs and Skills Australia. JSCs work closely with industry and training providers to identify the skills and workforce needs of their sectors, map career pathways, develop training products and to support skills and workforce development in their industries.   



Industry training councils

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

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 councils.

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

​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: Neil Guard, Consultant, Mental Health Sector
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: Steve Halbert, Managing Director Austral Risk Services 
Chief Executive Officer: Tracey Farrow

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: 

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
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
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 13, 225 St Georges Terrace, 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.


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