Get help with training contracts, trade certificates, restarting an out of trade apprenticeship, and matters such as bullying and harassment in the workplace, as well as general assistance.
Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services
Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services (TAS) is a Government of South Australia service within the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST). It provides assistance and advice to South Australian apprentices and trainees and their employers at all stages of an apprenticeship or traineeship.
TAS has expert staff who can either advise you over the phone or visit you at work.
Call TAS on 1800 673 097 or read the Interested in a Traineeship or Apprenticeship? flyer which can answer most questions.
Office of the Training Advocate
The Office of the Training Advocate (OTA) provides confidential support and advice to all apprentices and trainees. It is a support service which can refer you to specialised help about your training both on and off-job.
You can remain anonymous when contacting the OTA.
Call the OTA or visit them at 55 Currie St, Adelaide. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Visit the Office of the Training Advocate for further information.
School-based trainees and apprentices
Your school vocational education and training (VET) coordinator or Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) apprenticeship broker (if you go to a public school), are sources of information for anything relating to school-based apprenticeships or traineeships. If you don’t know who they are, ask at your school’s reception.
They receive information from industries and employers if there are apprenticeship or traineeship vacancies; some schools advertise these in their newsletters, school intranets or bulletin boards.
The Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program
The Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program (AAP) can connect you with Aboriginal people who are looking to do an apprenticeship or traineeship in South Australia.
See Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program for more information about the AAP.