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Solutions to address skill shortages in South Australia

The South Australian Government has invested $8.8m over 4 years to develop solutions to skills shortages and open new opportunities to connect South Australians to training and future jobs.

South Australia faces skills shortages in over 350 occupations (2023 Skills Priority List). It is estimated that over the next 5 years we'll will need almost 90,500 VET qualifications delivered to meet the skills demand of the state’s industries.

In 2022-23 8 projects were awarded to tackle current and emerging skills shortages in key sectors including defence trades, cookery, bricklaying and concreting.

Expressions of Interest for the 2023-24 Skill Shortage Solutions grants have now closed.

Skill Shortage Solutions applications close Friday 3 May 2024, 5:00pm (ACST).


Steps to success

Key dates

Expressions of interest open — Friday 16 February 2024

Online information session available — Friday 16 February 2024

Expressions of interest close — Friday 29 March 2024, 5:00pm (ACDT)

Applications close — Friday 5 May 2024, 5:00pm (ASCT)

Outcome of applications — End of May (subject to change)

Projects must be completed by — 31 May 2025


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