Training and Skills Development Act 2008

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

The review of the TSD Act responds to key recommendations from the Training and Skills 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.

Following consultation, the Training and Skills Development (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020 (Amendment Bill) introduced reforms to develop a more responsive training system that is flexible, easy to navigate and geared towards the workforce needs of industry.

Ms Renee Hindmarsh has been appointed the inaugural South Australian Skills Commissioner and has responsibility of leading the new South Australian Skills Commission. In the interim, Ms Hindmarsh will become Chair, and a member, of the Training and Skills Commission (TaSC).  

The establishment of the South Australian Skills Commission is an outcome from the extensive consultation and engagement that has been undertaken on the Training and Skills Development (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020. 

For more information, visit Update to the Training and Skills Development Act.