This means:

  • 13,000 more people are employed in apprenticeships and traineeships, leading the nation with an increase of almost 20%
  • In one year, 700 SA businesses took on an apprentice for the first time
  • Record numbers of students have included VET as part of their SACE
  • TAFE has been re-accredited for seven years - the highest possible accreditation.

The Marshall Government launched the Skilling South Australia initiative in 2018, a $203 million partnership with the Federal Government expected to create over 20,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships. The initiative has achieved almost 13,000 training commencements in the first year of the four-year program.