Industry & Students - Feb 2022

Community Health and Wellbeing Pre-traineeship

We are thrilled to announce the induction day for the first round of students commencing the Community Health and Wellbeing Pre-traineeship, was held at two Pilbara sites on 3 February. A total of 12 students are starting their journey and will gain valuable skills and industry exposure in the Health Sector. The students represent Karratha Senior High School, St Luke’s College, Roebourne District High School and Hedland Senior High School. The students attended the Pilbara Universities Centre for the day and were joined for lunch by 12 industry stakeholders, who will be hosting the students on work placement.

Insight Training facilitated the induction program with a staff member at each site supported by their trainer. Delivery of the program commenced from Perth via teams, creating a virtual classroom with all students.

The students are scheduled to commence their one day per week work placement on 10 February, and the first block of training, for which the Insight Trainer will engage with the students face to face, to commence in March.

The day was a resounding success thanks to some very enthusiastic students looking to explore career opportunities in Community Health and incredibly engaged Industry stakeholders who recognise the potential this program provides to grow their local workforce.


WA Jobs, Education and Training survey

CSWA is undertaking the WA Jobs, Education and Training (WAJET) survey for 2022, on behalf of the Department of Training and Workforce Development. The aim of this survey is to understand the skill needs in Western Australia and the various pathways available to meet these skill needs. The WAJET survey will be used to inform the development of the State Priority Occupation List, WA Skilled Migration List, Graduate Occupation List, Priority Industry Qualifications List and other training priorities for the State.

The WAJET Survey has been developed to seek your input on the following:

  • Industry opportunities and challenges from a workforce development perspective;
  • Education and training needs and experiences for your industry sectors;
  • Occupation advice in relation to labour supply and demand; and
  • Occupation advice from an education and training perspective.

We would appreciate you completing the relevant survey below which will help us continue to advocate for and develop strategies to support workforce development across the Community Service, Health and Education sectors in WA. The survey closes on 28 February 2022.


Allied Health

Alcohol and Other Drugs/Mental Health

Community Services


Disability/Aged Care

Early Childhood Education and Care 


Hospital Medical Services

Housing Services Officer

Vocational Education Teacher


We are on a break!

Community Skills WA will be on break from Monday 20 December 2021 and will return on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe festive season and look forward to a productive new year ahead.

Register for a workshop to have your say on quality reforms

The Australian Government Skills Reform Consultation has announced a series of workshops. These reforms are the aimed at improving Australia’s VET system building on previous consultations and feedback from across sectors. The workshops will seek views on how to improve the VET system.

Have your say on quality reforms

A series of online workshops have been released to help you have your say on quality reforms in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

These workshops are designed for anyone who wants to provide feedback in relation to RTO practices and factors that support high-quality training delivery.

The quality reforms workshops seek your input to explore:

  • The features of high-quality training delivery and providers
  • The effectiveness of the current Standards for RTOs
  • How to support the VET workforce for high-quality delivery.

We are interested in hearing your views on how we can support high-quality training delivery beyond compliance with minimum requirements and foster a shared understanding of quality across the sector. Find out more at

Quality Reform Workshops

Click this link to register

Dates/times available:

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am AEDT

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:00 – 3:30pm AEDT

Friday, 19 February 2021, 2:00 – 3:30pm AEDT

Monday, 22 February 2021, 4:00 – 5:30pm AEDT

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:00 – 12:30pm AEDT

Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am AEDT

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am AEDT

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am AEDT

Quality Reform Workshop for students and family/carers:

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Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:00 – 5:30pm AEDT

Quality reform workshops (standards):

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Wednesday 10 March 2021, 10:00 – 12:00pm AEDT

Thursday 11 March 2021, 3:00 – 5:00pm AEDT


Become a disability support work and make a difference!

Disability support workers help disabled people with a variety of tasks. This includes but is not limited to personal hygiene facilitation, mobility support, food preparation, shopping and housework tasks and the coordination of social events. Disability support workers may visit regularly or live in with their clients.

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