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15% policy for workforce participation in government construction​

The 15 Per Cent Policy requires that 15% of labour hours on large government infrastructure contracts need to be worked by people getting skilled.  If you’re tendering for one of these contracts, there is help available with your workforce planning and to find suitable workers.

How it works

Since 1 January 2011, 15% of total on-site labour hours on South Australian Government building and civil works (worth over $5 million and 6 months duration) must be worked by:

  • apprentices
  • trainees
  • Aboriginal people
  • local people with barriers to employment 
  • and people who have been upskilled.

If you’re tendering for or contracting on one of these works projects or you’re a government agency connected with one of these works projects, you need to understand the requirements.

Learn more about the Workforce Participation in Government Construction Procurement policy.  

InSkill SA

The InSkill SA initiative ceased in January 2011.  Businesses no longer have to register for InSkill to tender for State Government good and services contracts.

Help with workforce planning, training and finding suitable workers

For support with workforce planning, and information on training, employing apprentices and trainees, and help finding suitable workers to meet the 15% target, call the Infoline.

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