State Priority Occupation List

If you require any further information about the SPOL or if you have feedback on any of the listed occupations, please contact us.

The State Priority Occupation List (SPOL) is an annually-produced list of occupations that are considered critical to the State and/or have demonstrated significant unmet demand.


The list influences training priorities through the State Training Plan, workforce development planning, Skilling WA and the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL).


The Department of Training and Workforce Development produces the list in consultation with key industry stakeholders and the Training Council network.


The Training Council's purpose is to identify workforce requirements of each industry and any strategies that could be used to improve industry’s ability to attract and retain workers, as well as making sure that the workforce has the required skills to ensure that businesses are competitive and can develop.  


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