Prohibited Employers

A prohibited employer, once declared by the Commission, is prevented from employing apprentices or trainees either directly or through a host employer arrangement.


The Commission may vary, suspend or cancel the registration the employer without notice if it believes on reasonable grounds that an apprentice or trainee is at imminent risk of harm.

Before declaring an employer to be prohibited, the Commission will notify the employer in writing of the intention to declare them a prohibited employer and allow them 14 days to respond.

If declared a prohibited employer, their registration will be cancelled and the employer must not place an apprentice or trainee under the Training Contract with a prohibited employer via a host arrangement.

There are currently no prohibited employers in South Australia. To access the prohibited employer register, please click here.

Prohibited Employers Fact Sheet

Learn more about how and why an employer might be prohibited from hiring or managing an apprentice or trainee.