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.
The WA Government Shipping and Supply Chain Taskforce requested comment on their scope. The Taskforce will invite stakeholder comment on a discussion paper to be released in the fourth quarter of 2022. The Taskforce will examine:
1 The potential for domestic long-distance freight to be carried by coastal shipping between WA and eastern states
2 Co-operation in the development of a national strategic shipping fleet
3 The development of local WA training facilities and maritime career pathways
4 Opportunities to develop multi-modal responsiveness to supply chain disruption, including freight on interstate routes and also to remote WA regions
5 Opportunities to improve supply chain co-ordination and service quality at WA ports.
The Taskforce website is WA Shipping and Supply Chain Taskforce | Western Australian Government (www.wa.gov.au).
The Cross Sector Supply Chain Skill and Careers Hub provides a range of additional material to help RTOs, schools and career advisors promote supply chain careers. The resources hub showcases information for training providers, the skill sets and Units of Competency available in supply chain, as well as providing information on technology and provides resources for further reading.
Click here to access the resources and to explore the hub.
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.
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.
Click here to access the Learning Hub.
The National Women in Transport initiative aims to improve the gender balance within the transport industry by bringing government and industry together. As well as the dedicated website and ‘speaker bureau’ profiling women leaders, over the next year the National Women in Transport program will also publish key transport workforce data and deliver a series of events to connect industry leaders.
Visit the womenintransport.gov.au website to find out more.
Deakin University’s Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics and Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women has released a report exploring the issues impacting the supply chain workforce. This includes forecasting the future skills this workforce will require. The report found that a powerful mix of historical issues has caused restrictions for industry as demand for workers grows. There has been massive industry transformation occurring at an unprecedented rate, an explosion of new technologies and an increased focus on ethical and sustainable practices. Geopolitical factors which have also influenced the industry and contributed to skills shortages.
Click here to read the report.