Working with us

Our work at the Department of Training and Workforce Development requires dedicated staff behind the scenes to develop and drive the training and workforce development initiatives, strategies and plans that support Western Australia's economic and community needs.
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The Department of Training and Workforce Development is building the workforce to meet the economic and community needs of Western Australia. We are a medium-sized public sector agency leading and working across many areas of WA’s training and workforce development landscape. 

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

The Department welcomes people from a diverse range of backgrounds and lived experiences; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, youth, women, and people of diverse sexualities and genders.

As a leader of workforce development for the State, the Department recognises the need to ensure that our own workforce reflects the diversity of the wider community. Our Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy outlines our commitment to increasing the representation of people from diverse backgrounds at all levels, and to ensuring our staff experiences a sense of belonging and inclusion at work.

Find out more about the strategy here

Employment opportunities

It is an exciting time to join the Department as we work towards achieving the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan.

You can keep track of the positions available across the Department on the WA Government jobs board — use the 'Search by agency' filter to view our employment opportunities.

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Traineeships, internships and graduates

We also participate in a range of traineeship and internship and graduate programs, including the Public Sector's Graduate Program and their Aboriginal Traineeship Program. We also support secondary students through our  School-based Traineeship Program.

Find out more about these programs here

Employee benefits

Our employees have access to a range of benefits including:

  • flexible work arrangements, including flexitime and work from home options;
  • flexible leave arrangements, including study leave;
  • career and professional development programs and opportunities;
  • a comprehensive health and wellbeing program designed to help employees thrive at work;
  • cultural immersion initiatives and cultural leave;
  • employee networking groups, including the Aboriginal Employees Yarning Circle; and
  • salary packaging options. 

Reconciliation WA membership

​As part of our commitment to the reconciliation movement and creating a better future for First Nations people, we support the good work of Reconciliation WA through our continued membership. We are now a Tier 2 member.
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Reconciliation WA is a not for profit organisation providing leadership, advocacy and support to people and organisations driving the movement for reconciliation in Western Australia. Visit their website to find out more.

Mentally healthy workplace

The Department is committed to building a mentally healthy workplace where all employees are encouraged and supported to thrive at work.
Mentally healthy workplace accreditation.

We have been recognised as an Advanced Workplace under Mental Health First Aid Australia's Mental Health First Aid Workplace Recognition Program, acknowledging our significant achievements in developing mental health first aid skills in our people and embedding a sustainable and effective mental health wellbeing program.

We are also an Act Belong Commit partner, committed to providing a mentally healthy work environment and proactively supporting positive mental health promotion.

Australian Network on Disability, Diversity Council of Australia

We are proud to be a member of the Diversity Council of Australia, and the Australian Network on Disability (AND); leading organisations committed to advancing workforce diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Australian Network on Disability

This enables us to learn from people with lived experience, and tap into the knowledge of hundreds of Australia’s leading organisations actively championing accessibility and inclusion for the employees; and commit to removing barriers to employment.