The Western Australian Government has opened the South West Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre aimed at training and building the workforce opportunities for the 12,300 working age Aboriginals living in the state’s south-west.


The South West Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre is the fifth such site to be opened in Western Australia, as part of the State Government’s response to the Aboriginal workforce development strategy, Training together-working together.


Launching the centre in Bunbury, Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier said it would help ensure Aboriginal people were connected with training opportunities that would lead to long-term jobs.


In addition to Bunbury, other centres have been opened this year in Geraldton, Broome and Kalgoorlie-Boulder. A centre in the Perth metropolitan area has been operating since March 2010.