We want your feedback on proposed new regulations and standards to support a flexible training system, that is easy to navigate and reflects our workforce needs.

What’s being decided?

The updated South Australian Skills Act 2008 (the SAS Act) is expected to come into operation on 1 July 2021. These updates came about from consultation on an amendment Bill in 2020.

To help support these updates and replace the current Training and Skills Commission Guidelines, we have drafted the:

An overview of the Regulations and Standards will help you understand how these changes will impact your work, business or vocational education and training. 

We want your thoughts on the draft Regulations and Skills Standards to ensure they provide an effective framework to implement the new Act.

Together, the SAS Act, Regulations and Standards will better support regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships, growth of future industries and workforce demands.

Get involved

Read the Overview of the Regulations and Standards, which includes key feedback questions at the end of each section.

The Regulations, Standards, and Fees Notice are also available to assist in preparing your submission.

Have your say by:

Your submissions may be made publicly available on the Department for Innovation and Skills website unless you indicate that you wish for these to remain confidential.

Any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.

How can your input influence the decision?

We will collate feedback from this consultation to inform the final drafting of the Regulations and Standards.

The SAS Act has been adopted as legislation so this consultation process will focus on implementation of the Act through the Regulations and Standards, rather than influencing the Act itself.

What are the next steps?

Once finalised, the Regulations will be made by the Governor and introduced to Parliament. The Standards will be approved by the South Australian Skills Commission. They will take effect from 1 July 2021.

We will publish a summary of the feedback received during consultation outlining how it influenced the final Regulations and Standards on this website.

Contact details

General inquiries can be directed to DIS.TSDAct.Review@sa.gov.au

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 17 May 2021

Related consultations:

Past key dates

Mon, 17 May 2021 at 5:00 PM

CLOSING DATE: South Australian Skills Regulations and Standards


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