Workforce Participation in Government Construction Procurement Policy​

The Workforce Participation in Government Construction Procurement Policy increases employment and skill development by employing Aboriginal people, trainees and apprentices, local people with barriers to employment on government building and civil construction works in South Australia.

How it works

The Policy requires that 15% of labour hours on government infrastructure contracts between $5 million and $100 million and at least 6 months duration need to be worked by: 

  • apprentices
  • trainees
  • Aboriginal people
  • local people with barriers to employment 
  • people who have been upskilled
  • displaced automotive sector employees.

Government infrastructure contracts exceeding $100 million and at least 6 months duration must achieve 20% of total onsite labour hours worked by the above.

If you’re a Government agency connected with one of these works projects or you are tendering for an infrastructure contract valued over $5 million, there is help available with your workforce planning and to find suitable workers. 

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

Who is responsible for the policy

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is responsible for carrying out the policy, including recording of compliance data and contractor targets.

The Department of State Development provides policy support to DPTI and also helps contractors to meet their compliance obligations. This is through initiatives such as the Regional Employment Program and Aboriginal Programs.

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 these targets, call the Infoline.

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