What Skilling South Australia means for business and industry

Employing apprentices or trainees and upskilling your existing workforce delivers real benefits to your business, no matter what size or industry.

Apprentices and trainees bring new ideas, enthusiasm and a fresh approach. Through on-the-job learning, apprentices and trainees acquire practical skills, tailored to the needs of your business and industry.



Skilling South Australia is making it easier to take on apprentices and trainees and create skilled careers:


  • Increased access and choice of subsidised training.

  • A new state-wide advisory service to help employ apprentices or trainees with tailored support from first contact to your apprentice or trainee’s first day.

  • Less red tape for businesses seeking to employ apprentices or trainees by streamlining registration and working to remove other barriers.

  • Support for employers and apprentices by reimbursing the cost of goods and services essential to starting an apprenticeship or traineeship.

  • An increase of nearly double the previous Travel and Accommodation Allowance for regional apprentices and trainees to help with the cost of attending training.

  • Additional funding for Group Training Organisations to support businesses to take on apprentices and trainees, particularly in non-traditional trade industries. The GTO has responsibility for recruitment, selection and pastoral care, saving time.

  • Industry Skills Councils have been established to strengthen industry’s voice in skills and workforce development, and to ensure that funding for skills and training is directly aligned to industry priorities. More than 80 industry representatives will provide advice about skills and workforce development.

  • Funding is available for innovative Skilling South Australia Projects that drive apprenticeship and traineeship growth, designed by business and industry in collaboration with Skilling South Australia advisers.

  • Learner Support Services to help an apprentice or trainee complete their training.