What Skilling South Australia means for you

Students and career seekers

  • More than 20,800 new apprenticeships and traineeships so more South Australians can learn valuable, practical skills in the workplace and build careers.

  • Flexible apprenticeships for school students so you can combine SACE and training.

  • Additional Learner Support Services to help you stick with your course and successfully finish your qualification.

  • New facilities for you to train in - an international school of culinary excellence at Lot Fourteen, a new technical college in Adelaide’s north-west and a new welding simulator centre at TAFE SA’s Regency Campus.

  • Increase of nearly double the average Travel and Accommodation Allowance for regional apprentices and trainees to help you with the cost of attending training.

  • More than 700 apprenticeships and traineeships qualifications on the Subsidised Training List, almost double the previous amount.

  • Support to buy equipment when cost is a barrier to your training.

Businesses and Industry

  • Backing for innovative projects from business and industry that build apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities – see the Skilling South Australia Projects Guidelines for more information.

  • A new state-wide advisory service to help you 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 with you to remove other barriers.

  • A stronger voice for you in South Australia’s training system by re-establishing Industry Skills Councils and revitalising the Training and Skills Commission to plan for future industry needs.

  • More funding for group training organisations to help businesses take on apprentices and trainees.

  • Information and support to help you employ your first apprentice or trainee.

  • Reformed Subsidised Training List guided by industry, and more subsidised training places in a wide-range  of vocational education and training (VET) courses.

Training providers

  • Access to additional subsidised training courses for non-government training providers.

  • Development opportunities to boost training provider capability and capacity to train apprentices.

  • Less red tape for training providers, with any eligible student able to take on an apprenticeship or traineeship, regardless of their prior learning.

  • Backing for innovative projects from training providers that boost apprenticeships and traineeships - see the Skilling South Australia Projects Guidelines for more information.

  • Allocations of training places directly to non-government training providers - see the Skilling South Australia Quota Guidelines to find out if you're eligible and how to apply.

Where are the jobs of the future in South Australia?

Careers in eight industries are expected to experience high growth in South Australia over the next decade. Click on the tiles below to find out about each industry, skills and careers in demand and how apprenticeships and traineeships can help you get there.