Western Australian State Training Board

The State Training Board is a statutory body established by Part 3 of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996. It is the peak industry training advisory body to the Minister for Training and Workforce Development in Western Australia.
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The Board's key focus is to ensure WA has a quality vocational education and training (VET) system that enables people to develop skills and knowledge that support and meet the needs of industry. 

The Chair and eight Board members are appointed from across WA's industry sectors, and represent employer and employee groups. Each member offers a wealth of industry experience and expertise, enabling the Board to provide a direct link between industry needs and government direction.

The Board actively encourages industry and employers to engage with training, not only to meet the growing, dynamic and diverse needs of our State’s workforce but also to contribute to the development of training programs that meet their needs.

The Board is working closely with industry, training providers and other stakeholders to establish and implement strategies that will support the WA Government’s Plan for Jobs, which aims to create a vibrant and diversified economy with a broad range of industries and jobs. By increasing training options and creating apprenticeships and traineeships that support industry skill needs, our training system can deliver real job opportunities for all Western Australians.

Office of the State Training Board

The Board is supported by a secretariat – the Office of the State Training Board (OSTB) – which provides executive and research support to the Board's members and committees. The Office handles all State Training Board enquiries.

OSTB is a branch of the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

You can find out more about the WA State Training Board and its work, on their website.

Visit the State Training Board website