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To search for public schools in the South West region, visit the Department of Education's Schools Online website

For more information on public education in Western Australia, including enrolment information, visit the Department of Education website.

For information on Catholic schools, visit the Catholic Education Western Australia website.

For information on independent schools, visit the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia website.

 

Training options and career guidance

South Region​al TAFE​​​ has numerous courses available with campuses located in:

Edith Cowan University's South West Campus located in Bunbury is the university's largest campus outside of the metropolitan area.

​Margaret River Education campus hosts range of courses delivered by:

 Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre (JSC) 

Located on the Bunbury campus of South Regional TAFE, just 180 km south of Perth, the Bunbury Jobs and Skills Centre can provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including careers advice and apprenticeship and training information. The team has expertise in Aboriginal workforce development and has established great partnerships with industry. They also provide outreach services at other locations in the South West such as Busselton, Collie, Manjimup and Margaret River.

Please visit the Jobs and Skills WA website for further information.

 

News


 

 

The WA Government has made changes to its migration program to support skilled workers looking to migrate to Western Australia including increasing occupations eligible for skilled migration in WA by around 60 per cent.

 

New occupations have been added to the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 1 (WASMOL Schedule 1) and the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Schedule 2 (WASMOL Schedule 2).

 

The list of newly available occupations can be found on the WA State Nomination – combined occupation list.  

 

The WA Government has also waived the $200 application fee and has made changes to the requirements for new applicants as of 1 July 2022, including:


Removal of the requirement to demonstrate sufficient funds for WA State nomination.


Reduction in the English requirements for applicants at the Manager and Professional occupation level to the "competent" level of English.


Changes to the document requirements for the WASMOL Schedule 1&2 and the Graduate Occupation lists based on the visa the applicant is being nominated for.

 

The next round of invitations to apply for WA State nomination are anticipated to be issued in the third week of September 2022.

 

 

For more information on the State Nominated Migration Program and the new requirements visit the About State nomination page.


Fun Fact
The world’s oldest form of living organisms (stromatolites) can be found in Western Australia.