Industries & Careers

Our primary purpose is to provide advice to Government on behalf of industry, ensuring all nationally recognised training programs and packages reflect the current and future needs within the industry. We also ensure that the quality of this training remains at the highest level and advocate the benefits of participating in, and supporting, training.
With the three industry sectors of Primary, Food & Beverage and Furnishing & Textiles, there are a great number of industries covered by the training council.

The Furnishing sector offers a diverse range of jobs in many different companies both large and small.  All kinds of furnishings are needed for commercial and residential use.


The two main areas in Horticulture is Amenity Horticulture, which is linked to urban development & lifestyle and then there is Production Horticulture, which includes fruit, vegetables, beverage crops & nuts.

Conservation & Land Management

Conservation & Land Management covers various natural areas and requires an understanding of how ecosystems work.  National priorities for environmental threats highlight the importance now placed on land management skills and capabilities.

Food & Beverage

The WA Food and Beverage sector is a dynamic and diverse industry with good annual growth rates.  There are a number of exciting projects and initiatives that are presently being supported.

Textiles Clothing & Allied Services
Animal Care & Management

The companion animal sector is an area growing in importance as the impact of animal welfare and behaviour is better understood.  There are numerous industry sectors.

Forest & Forest Products

The Forestry sector has undergone significant change and renewal in the past 20 years resulting in a mature and sophisticated industry. Exciting developments in the industry including using by-products from harvesting to meet renewable energy targets will continue to sustain the industry for many years to come.


This industry comprises businesses engaged in aquaculture, fisheries compliance, fishing charters and operations, seafood processing, sales and distribution. Estimates of recent growth suggest that the value of the manufactured seafood sector has risen.

Rural Production

The rural/agricultural workforce has a high proportion of family-owned and managed businesses. Commercial farming is a small part of the total industry. There has been development towards specialisation in intensive animal industries.

The Textile & clothing industry sector covers a diverse and complex range of industry activities from processing natural fibres and producing synthetic materials, to the manufacture of quality textile products. Allied services includes allied industry such as clothing and footwear repair, and laundry and dry cleaning operations.