The Training and Skills Commission is committed to ensuring quality supervision and on-job training for all apprentices and trainees in South Australia. Its Guidelines for persons who supervise apprentices or trainees provide direction to employers and their supervisors about the Commission’s requirements for the training of apprentices/trainees in the workplace.

 

The Guidelines establish the minimum requirements that employers need to meet in order to fulfil their obligations to apprentices/trainees under the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 and the Training Contract.

The Guidelines provide employers and supervisors with direction on the Commission’s supervision requirements for the training of apprentices and trainees in the workplace. They do not displace, override or change an employer’s obligations under the WHS Act, which is administered by SafeWork SA.

The Guidelines have not been reviewed since they were introduced in 2011, so the Commission undertook a review and developed draft amended Guidelines and supervision ratios (PDF) - and it is now consulting to identify, understand and respond to stakeholder needs and perspectives.

We know the Guidelines apply to a broad cross section of South Australian employers and workers and it is critical your voice is represented on matters that significantly affect you.

Your feedback will ensure the Commission is positioned to develop contemporary, best-practice Guidelines that ensure quality training is provided to apprentices/trainees by employers/supervisors who are clear and informed about the regulatory framework they are operating within and about their individual obligations.

You can participate in the consultation by:

You can also review our FAQs (PDF) to find out more.

The Guidelines apply to a broad cross section of South Australian employers and workers and it is critical their voice is represented on matters that significantly affect them. Consultation will continue until 31 July 2020.