FAPS Training Council is currently working on the WA State Priority Occupation List (SPOL).  We are seeking evidence of unfilled job vacancies and other demand shortage within the workforce.  This information informs The Department of Training and Workforce Development to determines the overall priority of WA occupations which creates the SPOL and will guide workforce development planning and policies in the State. While its main use is to inform the funding of Vocational Education and Training, the SPOL is also used as evidence in the development of the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List and the Graduate Occupation List.

All WA occupations are assessed for priority through a range of criteria including: economic and social importance; occupation size and growth; labour supply and demand; average weekly wages; job vacancies; age profiles; training lead times; use of qualifications; and evidence of unfilled job vacancies.

FAPS Training Council would welcome your feedback on any occupations believed to experience shortage of skills or labour.