This process commenced in early 2020, with a review of the Training and Skills Development Act (T&SD Act) 2008 - the legislation that governs apprenticeships and traineeships in the state - and the subsequent passage of the Training and Skills Development (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill through Parliament.
On 1 July 2021, the South Australian Skills Act (SAS Act) came into operation, along with a raft of Regulations and Standards that underpin it.
Collectively, the SAS Act, the Regulations and Standards provide a contemporary framework for skills and workforce development, and better support regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships, growth of future industries and workforce demands.
The SAS Act allowed for the creation of the South Australian Skills Commission, and the introduction of new regulatory powers. It implemented arrangements that support new opportunities and processes for apprentices and trainees, employers and Registered Training Organisations.