Training and Skills Development Act 2008

The Training and Skills Development Act 2008 (TSD Act) establishes the Training and Skills Commission (the Commission) and the Training Advocate, both of which play important roles in relation to skills and workforce development in South Australia. It also sets the regulatory framework for apprenticeships and traineeships in the state.

The nature of work and the skills requirements of the workforce in South Australia have changed since the current TSD Act was enacted in 2008, and it is currently being reviewed to better support the future growth of industry in the state.

The review of the TSD Act responds to key recommendations from the Commission’s Future-proofing the Apprenticeship and Traineeship System report which examined how the current apprenticeship and traineeship system works and whether it meets contemporary needs.

For more information on the review of the TSD Act visit