A diverse economy requires a dynamic workforce to thrive.
The South West is fortunate to be able to draw on a highly skilled workforce to meet the demands of business and industry.
Education and training
The South West has a comprehensive range of higher education and training facilities, providing many opportunities for upskilling and tertiary qualifications at a local level.
Bunbury's Edith Cowan University and the South West Institute of Technology are the largest providers of tertiary education in the region. Find out more about education and training opportunities.
Where there is difficulty in recruiting suitably qualified people to fill positions, skilled migration schemes are available that allow employers to hire labour from overseas.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development is the regional certifying body for the South West under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.
All employer applications must be submitted to Skilled Migration WA for assessment.
Skilled Migration WA is a branch within the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development.
For further information on the application process please go to the Department of Training and Workforce Development website or contact:
Skilled Migration WA
T: +61 9224 6593
T: 13 23 98 (from within Australia)
All queries relating to the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme should be directed to the Department of Training and Workforce Development in Perth.
If you require assistance with a 457 or RSMS Visa sponsorship matter you can also contact the following Department of Immigration and Citizenship regional outreach officers:
Ed Jones T: 0459 840 628
Steve Lanyi T: 0403 449 168