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SA Training Awards sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor

Business SA

With over 175 years of experience, Business SA is the largest membership-based business organisation in South Australia. We offer a diverse range of services and support to our members and are committed to helping their businesses grow.

As Business SA members, we connect you to peers, industry leaders and government to create opportunities and influence change. Through our expert advice and business solutions we can help you become more productive, competitive and profitable.

Business SA is focused on three core objectives for all our members:

  • Grow Your Business 
  • Save You Money
  • Watch Your Back

With access to specialist advice and support, networking events, information and guidance, Business SA membership allows you to reclaim your time and resources so you can concentrate on building a bigger, brighter future for your business.

Principal Sponsors

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Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)
 - Trade Schools for the Future

Sponsoring School-based Apprentice of the Year

The Trade Schools for the Future program is an initiative within the Secondary Learners Directorate of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD).  It enables government high school students to combine their South Australian Certificate of Education with vocational education and training in the form of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.

School based apprenticeships and traineeships offer an attractive career option for young people through structured training, school studies and work experience. 

DECD Trade Schools for the Future provide a head start for young people on their chosen career while earning nationally recognised qualifications and valuable work skills.

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News Corp Australia

Sponsoring Trainee of the Year

News Corp Australia is proud to be associated with the SA Training Awards. As a sponsor, our long-serving connection reflects our commitment to the South Australian training and education sector. While providing a unique forum for organisations to brand and promote their training courses and programs, we equip our readers with the tools to make relevant and informed decisions about their career pathways in an increasingly competitive market.



Sponsoring Vocational Student of the Year

MEGT is proud to sponsor the 2017 South Australian Training Awards.

We are an Australian not-for-profit organisation supporting employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students since 1982. We are committed to:

  • provide quality employment, training and education solutions that make a positive difference,
  • develop the skills and job opportunities of our local communities, and 
  • celebrate their success along the way.

Our local staff are here to provide the latest advice and information regarding Commonwealth and State requirements for Australian Apprenticeships.
As the largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider, we are your local apprenticeship experts.

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Apprenticeship Support Australia

Sponsoring Apprentice of the Year

Apprenticeship Support Australia is one of the leading national providers of the Australian Federal Government’s “Australian Apprenticeship Support Network”, delivered under contract from the Department of Education and Training.

Apprenticeship Support Australia combines the collective experience of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in NSW, Victoria, WA and SA to deliver skills development advice and solutions to businesses and job-seekers across Australia. In South Australia, Apprenticeship Support Australia is powered by Business SA.

Apprenticeship Support Australia’s services are focussed on lifting apprenticeship commencement and completion rates through the provision of support at every stage of the employment cycle. We have the skills and resources to assist businesses successfully manage their training solution and support apprentices and trainees through to completion.

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Adelaide Casino

Sponsoring VET Teacher /Trainer of the year

SKYCITY Adelaide Casino is the premier gaming and entertainment facility in Adelaide. Situated in the historic Adelaide Railway Station building on North Terrace, the casino is open 24 hours a day and offers exclusive gaming, live entertainment, restaurants and bars. SKYCITY Adelaide Casino opened its doors in 1985 and employs more than 1100 staff, contributing more than $30 million to the state’s economy each year.

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MAS National

Sponsoring Small and Large Training Provider of the Year

MAS National are known for ‘Making Apprenticeships Simple’ and offering the highest quality apprenticeships support services to employers and apprentices since 1998. 

MAS National consultants are highly qualified industry professionals and offer career advice and support to all individuals including students and school leavers. They also provide expert advice on government incentives and a wide selection of training opportunities.

MAS National are proud supporters and sponsors of the South Australian Training Awards, which provide a wonderful opportunity for South Australians to highlight their great achievements in facilitating vocational pathways to employment and careers.

The team of consultants at MAS have extensive experience across a wide range of industries.  MAS also provides mentoring and guidance to apprentices/ trainees and employers.



Sponsoring Medium and Large Employer of the Year

TAFE SA is proud to sponsor the Medium and Large Employer of the Year Award categories.

As South Australia’s largest provider of vocational education and training, TAFE SA works with small, medium and large employers to develop and deliver the high-quality training they need to meet their business objectives – at the same time helping students achieve their educational goals. TAFE SA has a major role in building the skilled workforce that supports businesses and industry and fosters community development in towns, regions and across the state.

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SA Unions

Sponsoring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award

SA Unions is the peak trade union council for South Australia. We express the collective voice of unions and their members. We promote the economic and social interests of working people and their families, and work to protect their democratic rights. Unions are proud industry partners in the creation and support of the training system and continue to work to ensure workers can access high quality training which improves their skills and creates productive industry. We are committed to supporting the education and employment of Aboriginal people and ensuring all trainees and apprentices have rewarding experiences and are treated fairly.