Far West NSW Regional Workforce Development Survey

Far West NSW Regional Workforce Development Survey



Regional Development Australia Far West (RDA FW) are conducting research into workforce development and planning in the far west to ensure the region has the skills and workforce required to grow the region over the coming years.

Skill shortages are commonly reported across Australia and have been reported as being amongst the biggest issues faced in the Australian Labour Market, likewise skill shortages have often been raised in our region as a barrier to growth. Whilst data is available from Commonwealth Departments it is not always specific for our region and doesn’t allow for the development of strategies to address skill shortages and training requirements and doesn’t allow for the region to plan for the short, medium and long term requirements of industry.


Read the Far West Workforce Development Study here

Regional Development Australia Far West (RDA FW) are committed to working with the region’s stakeholders to develop and support strategies to retain and grow the region’s population.

Analysis of the current population indicates a growing older demographic and a steadily declining younger demographic, indicating future issues with meeting workforce demand and retention of an educated, trained and motivated population.

RDA Far West believe an opportunity exists within the region to enhance training options for young people, enhance the employ-ability skills of young people and support the future workforce needs of the region.

RDA Far West have engaged the services of a Training and employment Coordinator to;

  • Integrate support services for apprentices, trainees, school based trainees and their employers
  • Foster engagement with stakeholders
  • Promote and market vocational pathways, employment programs and services

Want to know about how we can help? contact RDA Far West on 08 80878383