The Training and Skills Development Act 2008 (SA) is being updated to improve the regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships. The idea is to provide employers and individuals with training and skill development that meets the needs of modern workplaces and the changing nature of work.

Following previous consultation, the Training and Skills Development (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020 introduces changes to develop a more responsive training system that is flexible, easy to navigate and geared towards the workforce needs of industry.

Key changes introduced by the Bill include:

  • Establishing the South Australian Skills Commission – in line with the national emphasis on skills to support economic recovery
  • Establishing a South Australian Skills Commissioner – building on the success of the Industry Skills Councils
  • Expanding the scope of trades and declared vocations
  • Streamlining employer registration, including ability to declare an employer a prohibited employer
  • Introducing a fee for employers on transfer of a trainee or apprentice
  • Balancing obligations on parties to an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Recognising other trade training

For more information and to have your say, click here – Training and Skill Development Amendment Bill