Feedback Wanted: Western Australian Jobs, Education & Training Survey (WAJET) – We want to hear from you!
Your voice is vital in ensuring we provide up-to-date advice to State Government - and we want to hear from you. The Survey closes on 24 February 2023 and is crucial in setting WAs training and workforce development objectives.
You can complete the short survey here.
The next rounds of Industry Advisory Group Meetings will be happening in February and March 2023. If you are not a member and would like to join a group please email the Industry Consultant listed below.
These meetings are an important opportunity for industry employers to discuss issues affecting workforce development in WA such as skills and labour shortages and training needs. This feedback is essential in ensuring we provide real-time advice to the State Government into areas such as:
Alternatively, if you cannot attend these meetings in person or via MS Teams, please contact the Industry Consultant listed below and we can arrange a 1:1 meeting with you.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dates for the Industry Advisory Groups are below. Times to be confirmed
The LDSC is undertaking a review of our career pathway booklets and invites training providers to review and participate in the update process (through nominating case studies or recommending/providing areas for inclusion/update). Contact a for more information or to provide your feedback/comments.
Links to the booklets are below:
New Updates to the Class A and B Register
The Minister has endorsed the below updates to the Class A and B Register as a result of changes to the TLI Training Package. These changes were gazetted 18 November 2022, Gazette No. 165 and can be viewed here. These updates will uploaded onto the Class A and B Register next month.
Truck drivers have been added to the National Skills Commission’s skills shortage list. The Skills Priority List provides a detailed view of occupations in shortage as well as the future demand for occupations in Australia.
Trucking is one of 129 occupations that weren’t considered in shortage in 2021 but are now in shortage in 2022.
You can see the skills priority list here.
Launch of 2022 Supply Chain Outlook
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) recently released the 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook that identifies six megatrends impacting the supply chain. The Outlook focuses on the following industries in the supply chain that AIS supports: Transport and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Rail.
The report is a snapshot of a continually evolving story that is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance the industry’s capacity to act on workforce development initiatives. It also looks at the impact of COVID-19 while addressing the critical role that supply chains play in enabling a strong Australian economy.
You can access the Industry Outlook here.
Safe Work Australia is reviewing the high risk work licensing for cranes to ensure it remains relevant to contemporary work practices and equipment. A discussion paper on crane licensing is now open for public consultation. Submissions are open until 16 June 2022 and can be made online.
We are currently evaluating a proposal to vary an existing Class B Traineeship (TLI31216 Certificate III Driving Operations) to a Class A Heavy Vehicle Driving Apprenticeship (TLI31221 Certificate III in Driving Operations) through an Establishment and Variation of Apprenticeship (EVAC) process via the STB. Please see the attached document, and below hyperlinks for further details.
As our initial consultations identified differing suitability needs for WA stakeholders, in particular for the Bus and Dangerous Goods sectors, further evaluation is required to ensure the proposed apprenticeship meets the needs of WA employers across all industries. As well as determining any potential impacts to training arrangements or business requirements.
Work is underway to provide assistance to employers and employees looking to transition into other careers before native forestry logging ends in 2024. Although the LDSC is currently not involved in this process, there is potential for many of these skilled and experienced workers to be suitable to enter into Transport and Logistics (TLI) roles using these funded transition pathways. With many of these workers already familiar with the manual handling aspects needed for TLI types of roles, as well as possessing other transferrable skills and some of the licences (Such as LR, MR, HR, MR, HC, MC etc) required to be successful in TLI careers.
Please click here to read the announcement on the first steps being undertaken with this cohort of workers. We recommend subscribing to Media Statements to ensure your organisation is aware of any other upcoming opportunities to be involved in this imitative.
Supported by the Federal Government, Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS) have launched the Roadshow; a mental health outreach program to support the health and wellbeing of the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain. The Roadshow will provide tailored resources and practical mental health advice to truck drivers, and warehouse and distribution centre staff at 18 industry events across the country in 2022. The team will encourage the use of the free Healthy Heads App and will distribute pocket-sized handbooks with practical mental health and wellbeing tips.
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