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Partner with us to co-design innovative training projects.

We’re working closely with business and industry to co-design innovative and strategic projects. We have expanded the scope of Skilling South Australia projects to address the current workforce needs as a result of impacts of COVID-19.


SSA Workforce Projects will run parallel to the existing Skilling South Australia Projects targeted at the uptake of apprenticeships.


SSA Workforce Projects


This project stream aims to support businesses, employers and industry sectors to retain, transition and mobilise workers, and to upskill and re-skill displaced workers for areas in demand.


While funding will focus on businesses, employers or organisations, registered training organisations and group training organisations may apply where they can demonstrate employer need.


Projects must demonstrate:

  • retention of a workforce, including apprentices and trainees, and upskilling of an existing workforce, and/or

  • support to transition or mobilise workers across industry sectors in need, and/or

  • new opportunities to upskill or re-skill displaced workers into areas in demand.


Available until 30 September 2020 and subject to demand and budget availability. If you have an idea for a SSA Workforce Project contact an Adviser to seek advice and support to co-design your concept further - call 1800 673 097 or email



Skilling South Australia Projects


Skilling South Australia Projects are co-designed with business and industry to drive apprenticeship and traineeship growth, and to help people gain skills and qualifications to build lasting careers.


The Department welcomes project applications that:

  • increase regional apprenticeships

  • kickstart growth in apprenticeships within a business or occupation

  • support strategic industry sectors (such as defence, information technology, cybersecurity and disability services) to meet key skills shortages and needs

  • demonstrate innovative approaches or new models that can be trialled and adopted more broadly to support an industry sector

  • transition sectors with historically low use of apprenticeships

  • target specific cohorts where there is traditional under-representation in the industry.


Applications may support:

  • apprenticeship ready courses which provide pathways to apprenticeships

  • apprenticeship projects

  • ‘like’ activity projects that share similar characteristics to an apprenticeship

  • strategic projects.

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