The Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 allows for a procurement agency to be exempt from the obligations within the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS). Exemptions can be granted by the Minister for Jobs or his delegate, the Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, in two ways:
1. On a case by case basis; or
2. As a standing exemption in relation to a prescribed class or circumstance of WAIPS supply.
Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy (DCSP)
The Western Australian Jobs Regulations 2018 (WA Jobs Regulations) allows for a procurement agency to be exempt from the obligations of the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy in circumstances where:
- the WAIPS supply only involves the supply of a service to which the DCSP Policy applies; and
- the procurement process for the WAIPS supply is conducted in accordance with the DCSP Policy.
Learn more about exemptions, the application of the DCSP Policy and exemption reporting obligations by downloading the document below.
Find more information in the Community Services section of our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Exemption Process Guide
An exemption process guide has been developed, outlining the WAIPS exemption process and reporting obligations. To receive a copy of the guide, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org