Timeline - Work is underway

December 2019

  • SA businesses including SAGE Group, SA Power Networks and DXC Technology will boost their cyber security skills through a traineeship pilot program.

  • A new apprenticeship-ready course will support 30 butchery apprentices into SA’s meat industry.

November 2019

  • 35 mining workers in one of South Australia’s largest industries will upskill through a bespoke traineeship program.

  • To support tourism careers in regional SA, an apprenticeship-ready course will support 20 participants into apprenticeships.

  • A new traineeship will support Aboriginal Health Practitioners to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

October 2019

  • Up to 150 new traineeships with Drakes Supermarkets will be created through Skilling South Australia.

  • Fifteen South Australians are set to start their careers in the state’s landscaping sector through new apprenticeships, after graduating from an industry-led training project. Master Landscapers of South Australia have provided mentoring to people who will be assisted into apprenticeships through a partnership with TAFE SA and industry sponsors.

September 2019

  • A new project with national IT services business DXC Technology (DXC) will provide 40 traineeships to boost industry capability and flexibility of IT workforce.

  • Skilling South Australia has achieved almost 13,000 training commencements in the first year of the four-year program. To find out more, read A look at the first year of Skilling South Australia (PDF).

August 2019 .

  • A new industry-driven hairdressing pre-apprenticeship program designed with South Australian salons will help attract and retain apprentices across the sector. 

June 2019

  • The Marshall Liberal Government has achieved its first target under the Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership Agreement, with total apprentice and trainee numbers exceeding the benchmark set for Skilling South Australia.

  • The Marshall Liberal Government is funding training for 45 of the state’s new and existing childcare workers to further develop their skills and meet the workforce needs of the growing sector.

  • A new traineeship program by Microsoft Australia in partnership with the State Government will help create a pipeline of IT talent, and kickstart careers in the technology industry.

  • At least ten jobseekers will gain employment as civil construction apprentices thanks to a collaboration between several local councils spanning the Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide Hills regions.

July 2019

  • The Marshall Liberal Government will train more than 2,600 apprentices and trainees over four years under a new public sector Skilling South Australia project.

  • Civil construction and landscaping business outside ideas will deliver a leadership program to upskill 12 supervisors, supported by $80,000 in funding from the Marshall Liberal Government through the Skilling South Australia initiative.

May 2019

  • Changes to perceptions surrounding apprenticeships and vocational education pathways will be the focus of a new State Government advertising campaign.

  • Twenty-five job seekers will gain civil construction traineeships through an innovative training project involving the Wild Africa expansion project at Monarto Zoo.

  • Business owners, industry representatives, training providers and learners are being encouraged to take part in a review of the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 to shape the future of South Australia’s training system.

  • Thirty young South Australians will get a head-start to become the next generation of future ‘Master Chefs’ and hospitality front-of-house, hospitality-sector professionals, in a new pilot project.

  • Fifteen businesses in the Barossa region will receive a tailored support package to help them employ an apprentice or trainee for the first time and grow their business, through the Generating Regional Traineeships and Apprenticeships project.

April 2019

  • An additional 140 automotive apprenticeships will be created through a partnership between the South Australian Government and the Motor Trade Association (MTA) of South Australia.

  • The South Australian Government is continuing to back the nation’s future Defence contracts by supporting the Defence Teaming Centre through a leadership and skills development program.

  • As part of the Building Capability Framework, $400,000 is now available to support Building Capability Projects to assist the South Australian VET sector build its capability and capacity.

March 2019

  • A new Building Capability program will help ensure excellence and best-practice in training, assessment and educational leadership for South Australia’s skills sector - part of a $1 million Building Capability Framework that will strengthen the capacity of teachers and trainers, and the assessors of apprentices and trainees.

  • South Australians will be able to fast-track their careers in aged care thanks to a new traineeship being offered by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC), which will help 20 people enter a thriving sector through a paid traineeship in a residential facility or community/home care.

  • Training provider Hessel Group - in collaboration with National Disability Services - is offering 30 South Australians an opportunity to enter the disability sector through an innovative pre-traineeship program which allows participants to learn in the workplace and earn four units of accredited training towards a Certificate III in Individual Support.

February 2019

  • The South Australian Government has committed $140,000 to provide 20 young South Australians with an opportunity to explore their creative talents through the games and screen industries.

  • The State Government’s new Industry Skills Councils will shape South Australia’s future workforce by providing critical advice on priorities around skills, training and workforce development.

December 2018

  • New procurement guidelines introduced to create more employment and training opportunities for young South Australians.

  • A new pilot program has been launched to deliver up to 80 traineeships for the disability sector, in partnership between the State and Federal governments, and National Disability Services (NDS).

  • A revitalised Training and Skills Commission announced as part of a South Australian Government commitment to enhance skills and workforce development, by providing industry with a strengthened voice.

November 2018

  • 90 subsidised training places announced to help South Australians break into the racing industry.

  • Industry Participation Plans reformed to give businesses hiring apprentices a better chance of winning tenders.

  • Cyber security traineeships approved by Training and Skills Commission, making them available to South Australians for the first time.

October 2018

  • Higher Apprenticeships Program launched to create 100 engineering technician apprenticeships over four years.

September 2018

  • Skilling South Australia launched​.

  • Travel and accommodation allowance increased for apprentices and trainees.

June 2018

  • South Australian Government secures an additional $16 million from the Australian Government.

April 2018

  • South Australia is the first state to sign up to the Australian Government’s Skilling Australians Fund, unlocking $87 million in funding towards skills training.

February 2018

  • South Australian Liberal Party election commitment to invest $100 million in creating more than 20,800 new apprenticeships and traineeships.

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