The Training and Skills Commission provides independent, strategic advice on how South Australia can invest in a sustainable, highly skilled workforce, particularly in key growth sectors.

The Training and Skills Commission has been established under the Training and Skills Development Act 2008. We advise the Minister for Higher Education and Skills on skills and workforce development priorities for South Australia.

We provide independent, strategic advice on how South Australia can invest in a sustainable, highly skilled workforce, particularly in key growth sectors. This advice is crucial to meeting South Australia's economic and social needs, now and into the future.

The Commission has two main Committees - a Training and Apprenticeship Committee which advises the Commission in relation to Part 4 of the Act - apprenticeships and traineeships; and an Adult Community Education Committee which advises the Commission in relation to the performance of its function relating to adult community education under the Act.

Under the authority of the Act, the Commission is responsible for providing quality assurance of vocational education and training (VET) and higher education.

We regulate the apprenticeship and traineeship system to ensure it is fair and operates smoothly.

Our responsibilities

The Commission’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting and encouraging investment, equity and participation in, and access to VET
  • monitoring, reporting and making recommendations to the Minister on the state of VET and workforce development in South Australia, including the expenditure of public money in these areas
  • promoting pathways between the secondary school, VET, adult community education, and higher education sectors.