The State Training Plan 2017–2020

The WA State Training Plan 2017–2020

Section 21(1)(a) of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 requires the State Training Board to provide a State Training Plan for the Minister’s approval.

The WA State Training Plan 2017–2020 was endorsed by the Hon. Sue Ellery, Minister for Education and Training on 18 July 2017.

The State Training Plan identifies the current and future training and skill development needs of Western Australia's industries, and contains strategies that will contribute to achieving the State Government’s major goals and visions for the WA economy and labour market. 

Additionally, the Plan supports the key initiatives in the Government’s Plan for Jobs by investing in training places through TAFE and private training providers.

You can view and download the State Training Plan 2017–2020 here.




    Priorities identified in the State Training Plan 2017–2020

    The 2017–2020 plan identifies and recommends the following training priorities for the State.

    • Growing a highly skilled local workforce through a vibrant and responsive education and training system.
    • Understanding the skills needs of all industries through a robust industry engagement framework.
    • Developing education and training strategies to meet the changing nature of work, building resilience and developing the skills needed by a modern workforce.
    • Creating opportunities for young people to participate in the labour market.
    • Investing in the skills needed to care and support the National Disability Insurance Scheme, our ageing population and the community services sector.
    • Ensuring all Western Australians who want to access education and training can access training through their local TAFE or private training provider.

    Supporting documents

    The current State Training Plan 2017–2020 is supported by two documents.

    The Summary paper provides a broad analysis of Western Australia’s economy and labour market, and the VET policy parameters at both State and national level. It also highlights findings of relevant research and reports.

    View the Summary paper 

    The Background paper provides more detailed information on various elements in the Summary paper, including an occupational and qualification analysis  highlighting the skilled workforce the State will require now and into the future.

    View the Background paper

    Page last updated July 02, 2017