04/12/2020 | David Pisoni MP | More Jobs | Lower Costs

There has never been a better time to take on a new apprentice or trainee with once-in-a-lifetime subsidies available from the Marshall and Morrison Governments that have dramatically slashed training and employment cost for business.

The State and Federal Governments have cash of up to $29,000 on the table to encourage South Australian businesses to employ an apprentice or trainee today.

“With the South Australia economy roaring back to life and the release of a vaccine for COVID-19 likely early next year, now is the time for businesses look at their future workforce needs,” said Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni.

“There has never been a better time to invest in the future of your business and give a young person the opportunity of a career in construction, health care or ICT.

“The Marshall Government’s investment of an additional $280 million skills and training is making South Australia a centre of excellence in skills development.

“Ensuring South Australia has the skilled workforce necessary to drive the transformation of our economy is a fundamental component of the Marshall Government economic policies.

“Initiatives range from support with wages, assistance to take on a new employee and expanded low fee training to help grow business in South Australia.

“The Federal Government subsidies are in place until September 30 next year and based on a sliding scale so the sooner the decision is made to take on an apprentice or trainee the greater the level of subsidy.

“Tailored training programs for individual business through a co-designed project to meet their needs are also available.

“The State Government is also establishing a new South Australian Skills Commission to lead workforce development, promote apprenticeships, traineeships and micro-credentials and promote pathways between secondary school, vocational education and training and lifelong learning.

“The new Skills Commission will provide a single-entry point for South Australians using the training system and will raise the profile of skills and workforce development in line with national reforms.”

Visit skills.sa.gov.au for more information on the support available.