The Western Australian Defence Industry Workforce Office was established in May 2019 as an outcome of the Advancing Education, Training and Skilling strategy, part of the Western Australian Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan(opens in a new tab) launched by the Premier in 2018.
The office is located at SM TAFE's Naval Base campus, a reflection of South Metropolitan TAFE being the state’s largest defence trade training provider.
The office leads the development of the WA Defence Workforce Development Plan working collaboratively with the other TAFE colleges and education and training providers, taking input from the WA defence industry and the support of the Department of Training and Workforce Development. The plan focuses on priority projects across all six of the capability domains in the Commonwealth Government’s Defence Integrated Investment Program. It also develops a state based skills profile for naval shipbuilding to enable the state’s education and training providers to better respond to emerging workforce needs.
Western Australian Defence Industry Workforce Office
South Metropolitan TAFE
41 Hope Valley Road Naval Base WA 6165
Phone: (08) 6173 6819
Email: email@example.com(opens in a new tab)