The WA State Training Board's State Training Plan 2018–2021 was endorsed by the Hon. Sue Ellery, Minister for Education and Training on 20 August 2018. The priorities identified in the Plan inform funding, planning and policy decisions for vocational education and training (VET) in Western Australia.
The State Training Plan identifies the current and future training and skill development needs of Western Australia's industries and workforce. It contains strategies that will contribute to achieving the State Government’s major goals and visions for the WA economy and labour market, through well-targeted training programs that enable people to access and obtain training that maximises their opportunities for employment and career development. Additionally, the Plan supports the key initiatives in the Government’s Plan for Jobs by investing in affordable, high quality training that’s available through TAFE colleges and private training providers.
Particular areas of priority and focus in this new Plan include:
- State priority occupations;
- apprenticeships and traineeships;
- increasing participation in VET through TAFEs and private training providers;
- enhancing links between VET and WA’s industries;
- responding to the challenges and opportunities from emerging industries, technology and innovation advances; and
- meeting the growing skill demands of WA’s social assistance and and allied health workforce.