Skilling Australians Fund
The Australian Government is committed to working with industry to ensure the vocational education and training (VET) sector responds effectively and efficiently to the skills required by employers and supporting apprentices and trainees through the Skilling Australians Fund (the SAF).
A renewed focus on apprenticeships and traineeships will boost the number of people who choose and succeed in this pathway and help address skills shortages across Australia. Read the Skilling Australians Fund Fact Sheet for more information.
The Government has made funding available for the SAF between 2017–18 to 2021–22. With matched funding from states and territories, the SAF will grow the number of apprentices and trainees to support Australia’s future productivity, jobs and growth.
In 2017–18, the Government provided around $187 million from the SAF to support approximately 50,000 additional apprentices, trainees, pre-apprentices, pre-trainees and employment-related training commencements. These projects were funded ahead of the commencement of the SAF National Partnership Agreement (NPSAF). Read the 2017-18 Projects Factsheet for more information.
Skilling South Australia is helping more people get skills and qualifications to build lasting careers and meet the needs of the industry.
The initiative encompasses a range of activities to support more apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in South Australia.
The South Australian Government is committed to ensuring that these opportunities are attractive to job seekers, business and industry, and meets the state’s skills needs now and in the future.
To achieve this goal, the State Government is investing $100m, with a further $103m from the Commonwealth Government through the Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership Agreement, to create an additional 20,800 apprenticeships and traineeships over the next four years.