Working together to build Skills in the Central West


Skills shortages continue to be a major challenge for regional communities, particularly in the trades and some professions such as medical.

The Central West Education, Skills and Industry Roundtable was established in 2012, led by Regional Development Australia Central West, in collaboration with a group of 60 local industries and businesses, as well as education and training providers.

Charles Sturt University is an active supporter of this collaborative initiative.

The aim of the Roundtable is to identify skills need for the central west, understand available capacity and to work together to ensure we can collaboratively meet the future skills needs and support ongoing regional development.


Orange, Bathurst

Lead Centre

Head of Campus, Orange

Head of Campus, Bathurst


Regional Development Australia Central West Local Industry Community Education Providers NSW Department of Education Western Institute of TAFE