Over 780 courses will now be accessible to non-government training providers under the latest update of South Australia’s Subsidised Training List, effective 7 January 2019.

Subsidised Training List

The existing Subsidised Training List format will be replaced with two simplified lists.

Skilling South Australia Subsidised Traineeship and Apprenticeship List (STAL) - Displays courses the Department will fund through training contracts to support the Skilling South Australia initiative.

Training Priority List (TPL) – Displays the subsidised courses that can be delivered outside of a training contract arrangement. For those courses that also appear on the Traineeship and Apprenticeship Schedule, training contract arrangements can also be supported.

For more information, see Subsidised Training List.

Skilling South Australia Quotas

In addition to the courses on the list, the State Government can through a submission process, subsidise any course or national skill set to support more apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.

For more information, see Apply to deliver a Skilling South Australia Quota.

The South Australian Government has invested $100 million to create 20,800 apprenticeships and traineeships over four years, with a further $103 million provided by the Australian Government under the Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership Agreement.

As part of the new initiative expressions of interest are now open for business and industry to develop innovative projects to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in partnership with the State Government.

There are more subsidised training places for students in 74 courses identified as priority areas, while non-government training providers can access 48 additional subsidised training courses.

Additional learner support services will be made available to help apprentices and trainees stick with their course and finish their qualification, and extra support for people who face barriers to employment.

The introduction of flexible apprenticeships for school students will help students complete the first year of their apprenticeship and start earning while still achieving their SACE.

Extra support will also be provided to group training organisations to expand into new sectors, and greater access to subsidised training for non-government training providers.

For more information visit

See Access our sites to download the updated version of the Subsidy Calculator.

See Release notes for details about the Subsidised Training List 4.0 release.

On 7 June 2018, the Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, announced that the South Australian Government had signed the National Partnership Agreement on the Skilling Australians Fund.

This delivers on a key election promise of the South Australian Government to create an extra 20,815 apprentices and trainees over the next four years, and unlocks at least $87 million from the Commonwealth Government funding that will complement $100 million of State Government funding.

This is a significant increase in funding and an ambitious target for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks to detail how industry, employers, and training providers can partner with the South Australian Government to increase apprenticeships and trainees.

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