The SASC is responsible for advising the Minister for Education, Training and Skills on how the skills sector is performing and will engage directly with industry and employers to deliver the skills they need for future jobs in South Australia. The Industry Skills Councils will help deliver advice on how government can invest in a highly skilled workforce.
The Commission is committed to supporting a skills system that is flexible and responsive to future work, and supporting and skilling more South Australians for the opportunities that will come from the state's traditional and emerging industries.
Working under the new South Australian Skills Act, a key objective for the Commission is to make it easier for employers to hire apprentices and trainees and to ensure that South Australia is supporting more apprentices and trainees to complete their qualifications.
The SASC was established on 1 July 2021, under the South Australian Skills Act. The SASC brings together the functions of the former South Australian Training Advocate and the Training and Skills Commission.
The Commission will provide services to apprentices and trainees, international students, employers and training providers, responding to complaints, advocating and mediating disputes, to resolve matters relating to training contracts.
The South Australian Skills Commission’s inaugural Strategic Plan 2022 - 2024 sets down our high level roadmap for the next two years, defining the unique and important role this organisation (including Industry Skills Councils) plays in the busy skills and training landscape. The Plan also describes how we will work with our stakeholders and partners to develop South Australia’s workforce of the future and the pipeline of skills required for the ongoing prosperity of our state.
Learn more about the Commissioner, Members and functions of the South Australian Skills Commission.
Cameron Baker has more than 20 years’ experience in the Vocational Education and Training sector. He was appointed as South Australia's Skills Commissioner in July 2023.
Find out about the members of the South Australian Skills Commission.
Download documents relating to the functions of the South Australian Skills Commission.