Western Australia's most in demand industries


    Western Australia (WA) is home to a diverse range of industries; with a mix of emerging startups, global businesses and long-established companies. WA has plenty of career opportunities on offer. Some of the most in-demand jobs are found in WA's mining sector, but there's growing demand in healthcare, education and accounting as well.

    To give you an idea of the incredible variety of career opportunities available, here's our guide to WA's most in-demand industries.


    Engineering covers a number of different roles and specialties. Some of the most popular engineering fields range from mechanical to aerospace.

    While engineers work in various fields, WA's engineering industry is very closely linked to the mining, oil and gas industry, the resources industry and the construction industry. All engineering disciplines including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mining engineering and process plant technology are highly sought after and generally well paid. The success of WA's mining industry may contribute to the fact that Perth has the highest density of engineers in the world. 

    If you're interested in an engineering career, TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) offers a number of different qualifications for your consideration.

    Information technology (IT)

    Businesses are relying more on digital technology. Therefore, the demand for IT specialists continues to rise. 

    An IT role largely involves managing and operating computer systems. These systems can include internet networks, software, online data, and cybersecurity. Due to the widespread reliance on digital networks and computer systems, people working in this industry can find work in almost any sector. 

    If you're considering a career in IT, you can choose to specialise in networking, programming, front end or back end web development.


    There are many different careers that you can pursue within the healthcare industry and in WA. Nursing is a very in-demand career and a rewarding and fulfilling profession, enabling you to provide care and support for those who need it. You can choose to study enrolled nursing at TIWA and use it as a pathway to higher level nursing programs at university.    

    If you're interested in enrolled nursing, consider the following courses.

    Aged and disability care

    Aged and disability care workers provide necessary care and support to people who require it due to age or disability. Depending on a person's needs, an aged care or disability worker may be assisting clients with their daily activities, mobility, and providing companionship and emotional support. Managing medication and recreational activities is also part of the job.

    Australia has an aging population that is requiring more support and care workers. If you're interested in pursuing this career, consider the following courses.


    Most businesses and people need to use bookkeeping and financial reporting skills at some point. Accounting qualifications from TIWA will provide you with a wide range of career options.

    If you have a talent for numbers, consider the following accounting courses.

    To develop strong links with industry to succeed in the future employment market, choose TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) for globally recognised courses delivered by dedicated lecturers with industry experience and connections. Check out the wide range of courses that TIWA has to offer and detailed information on the application process. You can apply to study with TIWA by completing an online application(opens in a new tab).

    Last updated on November 29, 2022