The central regional area of WA covers a large part of the State and includes four major regional centres, each one vast and unique — the Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Midwest and Gascoyne. Each region contributes significantly to the State’s economy and workforce.
The Goldfields is a globally significant mining region and is home to major gold and nickel mining operations each offering a high number of jobs in mining, manufacturing, construction, and transport. As one of WA’s largest regional areas the Goldfields also offers diverse employment and business opportunities in a variety of sectors including, retail, education, health, community, administrative services and the creative arts.
As WA’s largest agricultural producer, the Wheatbelt is the source of nearly two-thirds of the State's wheat production, half of its wool production, and the majority of several other agricultural and pastoral products. Mining is also a prominent industry in the region. Both the mining and agricultural sectors in the Wheatbelt have a high demand for skilled and experienced workers and contribute significantly to training opportunities for apprentices and trainees, ensuring a strong workforce for the future.
The region has three Jobs and Skills Centres: Kalgoorlie, Northam and Geraldton, each located on a Central Regional TAFE campus and staffed by an experienced local team. Each centre also offers outreach services across their region. Call 13 64 64 to chat with one of the friendly Jobs and Skills Centre team members in your local area.
- Kalgoorlie JSC – Provides services across the Goldfields including Wiluna, Kambalda, Coolgardie, Leonora, Laverton, Southern Cross and Norseman.
- Northam JSC – Provides services across the Wheatbelt including Moora and Merredin.
- Geraldton JSC – Provides services across the Midwest and Gascoyne regions including a sub-centre in Carnarvon.