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South Australian Skills Act

South Australia has developed a more responsive, flexible skills system that is easier to navigate and geared towards workforce needs.

This process commenced in early 2020, with a review of the Training and Skills Development Act (T&SD Act) 2008 – the legislation that governs apprenticeships and traineeships in the state – and the subsequent passage of the Training and Skills Development (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill through Parliament.

On 1 July 2021, the South Australian Skills Act (SAS Act) came into operation, along with a raft of Regulations and Standards that underpin it.

Collectively, the SAS Act, the Regulations and Standards provide a contemporary framework for skills and workforce development, and better support regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships, growth of future industries and workforce demands.

The SAS Act allowed for the creation of the South Australian Skills Commission, and the introduction of new regulatory powers. It implemented arrangements that support new opportunities and processes for apprentices and trainees, employers and training organisations.

More information

Visit the South Australian Skills Commission website where you can read the Act, view the Regulations and Standards and learn more about the role of the new Commission and the Skills Commissioner.

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