Building capability opportunities

The Department offers a range of building capability opportunities for the training workforce.

As part of our commitment to supporting high quality training, the Department for Innovation and Skills offers a range of building capability opportunities the South Australian Adult Community Education (ACE) and VET educators.

On this page

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Training provider and sector-led projects
  • Contact the Building Capability team

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Professional development opportunities

Be at the forefront of innovation and quality education; register now for professional development opportunities to ignite your thinking and accelerate your performance.

Spark your thinking at the next Ignite Series!

Spark your thinking at the next Ignite Series!  The series offers a range of professional development sessions for ACE and VET educators , and opportunities for you to connect and network with colleagues and peers, which are in-person as appropriate.

Keep checking this page for updates on Ignite Professional Development opportunities in 2022.

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Subsidised training for ACE and RTO staff is now more accessible than ever.

Are you a trainer or educator seeking to take your practice to the next level? Consider enrolling in a subsidised skill set or diploma such as:

•    Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
•    Diploma of Training Design and Development
•    Address Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set
•    Advanced Assessor Skill Set
•    Deliver E-Learning Skill Set

Are you a manager or administrator? Consider enrolling in a subsidised course or skill set such as:

•    Certificate IV or Diploma in Leadership and Management
•    Certificate IV or Diploma in Project Management
•    Diploma of Quality Auditing
•    Cyber Security Threat Assessment and Risk Management Skill Set
•    Manage Big Data Skill Set
•    Quality Management Skill Set

Plus many more.

Find out more about qualifications and skill sets supported through the Subsidised Training List at

Check out these other opportunities and resources to take your practice to the next level.

Building Capability videos

Watch a VET Talk, a Spotlight session or hear more about a Building Capability Project to hear from peers, colleagues and DIS, to inspire your practice.

Coming soon.

Spotlight On series (ASQA)

Delivered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the series focuses on compliance requirements for trainers and assessors, assessment and assessment validation.

Find out more here.

Vocational Voices podcast (NCVER)

Listen to leading experts discuss current trends in vocational education and training, in this podcast series produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Find out more here.


Training provider and sector-led projects

Build your organisation’s capability to deliver through a Building Capability Project.

Eligible providers can apply for Building Capability Projects to develop and trial innovative approaches, and research and respond to industry and employer needs through VET and other skills products.

For more information and to apply, see Apply to deliver a building capability project.

Contact the Building Capability team

Have questions or not sure where to start? Want to discuss a capability challenge for your organisation? Contact us at

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