A word from the Minister

Skilling South Australia is helping people get skills and qualifications to build careers and meet the workforce needs of industry.

Skilling South Australia has a clear purpose – to increase apprenticeships and traineeships, leading to lasting careers, and to grow our skilled workforce in preparation for the wave of massive economic opportunity coming from growth industries, such as defence, digital, cyber security and health.


To ensure South Australians are ready for the jobs that will flow from these industries, we are building a stronger and more stable training sector that gives students the foundation for real careers and better aligns training with industry needs.

Skilling South Australia is a partnership with the Australian Government to reform our state’s training system and create an additional 20,800 apprenticeships and traineeships over the next four years.

As a former apprentice, tradesperson and small business owner, I know first-hand how important workers with practical and useful skills are for South Australian businesses and our economy and how far a vocational education and training qualification can take you.

Since the launch of Skilling South Australia, we have included more than 700 apprenticeships and traineeships qualifications on the Subsidised Training List, almost double the previous number.

We invited employers, industry associations, group training associations and training providers to submit applications for funding to deliver Skilling South Australia projects to increase apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. So far, more than 100 projects have been approved across a range of advancing sectors.


The Marshall Liberal Government is creating a pro-business environment that supports jobs, growth and industry development.


South Australia’s eight new Industry Skills Councils have been established and are providing advice to the government on industry training needs.


We’re living in a time of unprecedented opportunity and it has never been more important to ensure that South Australia is prepared to seize these opportunities.


Now is the time for us to build a stronger and more secure training system, and to ensure South Australia’s workforce is suitably skilled to meet the future needs of industry.

The Hon David Pisoni MP
Minister for Innovation and Skills