Bill passed through Parliament

27 November 2020

The Bill has passed through the Parliament and can be viewed on the South Australian Legislation website.

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

The most significant reforms introduced by the Amendment 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.