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​​1. Perth Career Centre – Perth City Centre

If you are in the city, drop in to speak with one of our friendly and professional career advisers.

Perth Career Centre
Level 7, GPO Building
3 Forrest Place                                                                                        Perth WA 6000
Phone: 13 64 64 or 08 9224 6500
TTY: 08 9225 7831
Email: career.centre@dtwd.wa.gov.au

Opening hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm

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2 Career Centres

Career Centres can help you at any point in your life to make informed choices about your career and training options. Centres are located across the state and provide a free, local service to all Western Australians.

  • Career Centres provide:
  • one-on-one career guidance;
  • information on training courses;
  • referrals to training providers and other services;
  • access to online career development resources and tools;
  • workshops that improve your skills and assist you in looking for work; and
  • free computer access for job search activities.

Career Centre services are offered face to face, online or over the phone. Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, looking for a career change or still at school our trained and experienced staff can assist you.

Career Centres are located across the State.

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3 Educational institutions – schools, colleges and universities

Schools, colleges and universities usually have trained staff who can assist you with career advice and support. Contact the relevant educational institution and ask to speak with the career services staff.

For details of your nearest college or university, check the white pages or contact the Career Centre.

You can also visit the Training and Workforce Development website for a list of training providers and courses available.

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4 Centrelink

Centrelink is the gateway to a range of services available to jobseekers including referral to Job Services Australia and Employment Service Providers to access job vacancies. Centrelink has many self service options via internet and phone. For further information visit centrelink.gov.au or phone 13 28 50.

Job search facilities in Centrelink Customer Service Centres consist of self-service PCs and printers for all job seekers. These facilities are available in the public contact area of Centrelink Customer Service Centre’s to help job seekers identify employment opportunities and to make contact with service providers who may be able to help them in various aspects of their search for work.

Facilities include:

• self-service PCs and printers;
• information on employment service providers;
• comprehensive job guides and job database;
• a wide variety of information pamphlets and brochures; and
• career and job search information.

Note: All services may not be available in every Customer Service Centre.

Staff at Centrelink can also assess your eligibility for unemployment benefits, job search support and other allowances. See your nearest Centrelink for details.

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5 Apprenticeships/traineeships

​The Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office (formerly ApprentiCentre) administers training contracts and regulates the apprenticeship system in Western Australia. ​

The Apprenticeship Office also has a compliance role that includes audits on training plans, assessments on employers' suitability to train their apprentice(s), and ensuring that regulatory requirements are maintained across the apprenticeship/traineeship system. The Apprenticeship Office also provides a dispute resolution service for employers and apprentices/trainees where disagreement may arise under the training contract.

To learn more about becoming an apprentice, available apprenticeships, or to find an Apprenticeship Network provider visit the Australian Apprenticeships website​

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6 Equal Opportunity Commission

The Equal Opportunity Commission deals with discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, impairment, family responsibility or family status, race and religious or political conviction. If you feel you have been discriminated against in selection for employment or in relation to a job you already hold, on one of the grounds listed above, contact the Commission for advice.

The Commission has a range of information leaflets that can be obtained from the following address:

Equal Opportunity Commission
Level 2, Westralia Square
141 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Ph: 9216 3900 or 1800 198 149
www.eoc.wa.gov.au

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7 Wageline

Employees who are not sure of their rights or obligations can contact Labour Relations within the Department of Commerce. Wageline is a free and confidential private-sector employment information service.

Wageline can give you information on State workplace law, including:

• rates of pay;
• conditions of employment; and
• workplace awards and agreements.

The Wageline telephone service is available from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm weekdays (from 9:00 am on Wednesdays) for the cost of a local call. Contact Wageline on 1300 655 266 or visit:

commerce.wa.gov.au/labourrelations

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