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The public voice for training and skills in South Australia

The Training Advocate independently monitors the training system in South Australia, working with employers, training providers, students, apprentices and trainees to provide advice to the Minister for Innovation and Skills.

A key function of the Office of the Training Advocate is to promote and provide independent advice about the training system in South Australia to students, apprentices and trainees, employers and training providers.

The Office is focused on actively promoting the benefits of training, pro-actively engaging with stakeholders to help them understand their rights and obligations and how the training system might benefit them, future skills needs and positioning SA to take advantage of new and innovative training models.

There are range of services available, at no cost, including:

• confidential independent advice and support

• dedicated services to international students

• to speak for and negotiate on behalf of individuals toward the resolution of an issue or dispute

• independent complaints handling

• presentations to business and student orientation sessions

• making submissions to inquiries and relevant key stakeholder consultations.