The new Priority Start Policy meets the WA Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment to increase the number of apprentices and trainees on State Government building, construction and maintenance contracts.
The WA Government is working to ensure there is a sustainable local supply of skilled workers for the building and construction industry by encouraging industry to invest in apprentices and trainees.
Under the policy, all head contractors awarded State Government building, construction and maintenance contracts will be required to meet a target training rate across the combined construction trades workforce of their company and all subcontractors used for the contract.
This policy applies to State Government building, construction and maintenance contracts valued over $5 million (including GST), resulting from tenders released from today (April 1 2019).
The WA Department of Training and Workforce Development will support the whole-of-government implementation of the policy.
The Priority Start Policy replaces the previous government’s Building Training Policy.
Source: WA Government