Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre is officially open!

Premier Mark McGowan today joined Member for Baldivis Reece Whitby MLA to officially launch the newest of the State Government’s Jobs and Skills Centres at South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham campus. 

The Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre will support the local community through providing information, resources and support about training and career development options, including free workshops, and also support local employers and businesses to build a skilled workforce and create employment opportunities. Specialist support services for Aboriginal people are also available. In recent weeks, 20 new apprentices/trainees have been signed up with employers through the Rockingham centre.


Premier Mark McGowan and South Metropolitan TAFE Managing Director Terry Durant at the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre launch.

Pictured above: Premier Mark McGowan and South Metropolitan TAFE Managing Director Terry Durant at the launch event,
and a view of the computer facilities available inside the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre. 

Locally-focussed Jobs and Skills Centres support the local community, and local employers and businesses. They can provide information and advice to help with training and career choices, support for jobseekers, and a range of support services for Aboriginal people. 

Rockingham and surrounding suburban residents are the latest to benefit from a Jobs and Skills Centre with others already established at TAFE campuses in Joondalup, Balga, Northbridge and Thornlie.  Another centre will soon be opening in Peel (Mandurah), with a further eight centres in regional areas throughout Western Australia extending from Broome in the north, to Albany in the south, and Kalgoorlie in the east, opening in coming months. 

Outreach services will expand the network across Western Australia, and specialist services will assist people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and ex-offenders.


The implementation of Jobs and Skills Centres across WA delivers on the McGowan Labor Government’s commitment to transform our TAFE colleges to better link the training sector with businesses and industry. 

Speaking at the Rockingham launch today, the Premier said "A growing number of Western Australians are wanting to work so we need to connect people to real resources. Jobs and Skills Centres will help with job searching and job matching, and assist with apprenticeships and traineeships." 

Member for Baldivis Mr Reece Whitby MLA said that the new Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre will benefit the many people who are struggling in the local area to find steady employment, and also local white collar, retail and industrial employers.

Pictured above, left to right:
Premier Mark McGowan, Kwindon Blackwood, Madeleine King MP, and Reece Whitby MLA Member for Baldivis. Kwindon is currently doing an apprenticeship with CIVMEC.

Pictured above, left to right:
Reece Whitby MLA Member for Baldivis, Joel Bonner, Premier Mark McGowan, Nathan Barnett, and Madeleine King MP. Joel and Nathan are both currently doing a school-based traineeship with Austal.