Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apply to deliver subsidised training activity for apprentices and trainees.

Subsidised Training List (STL)

Qualifications listed on the STL are subsidised in South Australia.

To discover what apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications, conditions and subsidy amounts are available, see Subsidised Training List.

SSA Workforce Projects

To address the current workforce needs as a result of impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent bushfires, the Department for Innovation and Skills is expanding Skilling South Australia projects.

SSA Workforce Projects will run parallel to existing Skilling South Australia Projects to support businesses, employers and industry sectors to retain, transition and mobilise workers, and to upskill and re-skill displaced workers for areas in demand.

Projects must demonstrate:

  • workforce retention, including apprentices and trainees, and upskilling of an existing workforce
  • support to transition or mobilise workers across industry sectors in need, such as aged care, disability support, health care, and/or manufacturing and transport and logistics, and/or
  • new opportunities to upskill or retrain displaced workers into areas in demand.

All projects are required to deliver accredited training.

SSA Workforce Projects are available until 30 September 2020 and subject to demand and budget availability.

If you have an idea for a SSA Workforce Project contact an adviser to seek advice and support to co-design your concept further - call 1800 673 097 or email

Skilling South Australia Projects

Skilling South Australia Projects are Government-funded, co-designed projects with business and industry that drive apprenticeship and traineeship growth.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2019-20, subject to demand and budget availability.

For more information and to apply, see Apply to deliver a Skilling South Australia project.


Equipped for Work

If you’re an employer or a Group Training Organisation (GTO) you can be reimbursed for the costs of goods and services essential to an apprentice, trainee or host employer starting an apprenticeship or traineeship.

For more information and to apply, see Training apprentices and trainees.

Travel and Accommodation Allowance

If your regional apprentice or trainee travels more than 150km to attend training, your business may be able to claim on their travel and accommodation costs.

For more information, see Travel and Accommodation Allowance.

For more information, contact us on 1800 673 097.