Building the South Australian vocational education and training (VET) market

The South Australian Department for Education is committed to building the state’s contestable vocational education and training (VET) market to deliver the skills industry and the workforce need. We work in partnership with Nominated Training Organisations (NTOs) across the sector to increase training participation through access and choice.

In developing the market, we are focused on:

  • more training in more locations.
  • investing in quality, capacity and capability.
  • developing market diversity and depth.
  • fostering sustainable growth.
  • maintaining stability and supporting value for money.

Through our regular NTO Information Sessions, we share strategic market insights into the South Australian VET market including trends, purchase priorities and key directions with business managers and decision makers to provide insights into market data and highlight delivery opportunities.

For Frequently Asked Questions, view VET Commissioning FAQs.


Welcome address by Executive Director, Skills and Workforce Capability

Insights and Directions – Executive Director, Skills and Workforce Capability

  • Where we’ve come from – sustainability, recovery and resilience
  • VET in South Australia growth and challenges
  • Strategic market objectives
  • Key National Skills reform priorities

Strategic Market Development – Director, Skills Planning and Purchasing

  • Overview of South Australian VET market and purchase objectives
  • Market insights about publicly subsidised and fee-for-service VET activity and students
  • Market opportunities and growth areas including:
    • Combining courses and skill sets to develop skills pathways and maximise delivery opportunities, for example in health and social care
    • VET Commissioning strategic skill cluster development opportunities. Meet the Buyer events to be held in April
  • Building Capability opportunities to support NTOs to develop their workforce or grow their business

JobTrainer Opportunities – Director, Skills and Workforce Projects

Welcome address by Chief Executive, Department for Innovation and Skills

  • The importance of skills and the VET sector in economic recovery
  • Government’s vision for a market characterised by contestability, depth, training diversity, choice, and access to a broad range of skills.

Strategic directions for the South Australian VET sector – Executive Director, Skills and Workforce Capability

  • Known and emerging opportunities at a national level and introduction of the VET Commissioning approach, including market engagement.

Building the VET market: partner and deliver with us – Director, Skills Planning and Purchasing

  • Purchasing opportunities and intent, including Training Priorities List (TPL) Projects and skill sets
  • Opportunities to build capability and capacity, including Building Capability Projects.

New opportunities. More training. More Choice.