South Australia’s continuing prosperity will depend on having the skilled workers needed for growth in existing, new and emerging industries.

About Skills for All

Skills for All is a South Australian Government initiative that encourages more people to enter training, complete that training and gain employment.

Skills for All funding is available for courses from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma levels.

Course fees are significantly reduced due to the Government funding provided, removing the financial barrier that many people face.

The list of courses available under Skills for All is regularly updated to ensure they support the State’s priorities, meet industry needs and give those people trained the opportunity for employment.

Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility with the Skills for All Training Provider of their choice before being enrolled in a Government funded training place.

Qualifications at certificate level I and II and Priority Courses are fully funded which means there are no course fees (There may be some incidental fees). Qualifications at certificate III level and above and Skill Sets are partly government funded and students will be expected to pay a course fee as well as any relevant incidental fees.

Priority Courses are Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) courses or general courses from Certificate III level to Advanced Diploma level which have been identified for their strategic importance to the State.

Skills for All student survey reports

Student feedback is an imprtant part of quality assurance arrangements for Skills for All. See Delivering quality training for the outcomes of surveys.

Skills for All Future Directions

After extensive consultation with more than 200 industry and training provider representatives, the government has made further refinements to its highly successful Skills for All initiative.

Changes include:

  • training courses will be ranked according to their industry demand and projected job openings
  • sliding scale of Government subsidy will be applied to courses with higher subsidy support for courses that address skills shortages and lead to employment

Price banding will be more responsive to the changing needs of the economy, jobs market and provide greater certainty for the training and skills industry.

Industry groups and training providers told us they wanted to see less reliance on reducing enrolments through caps and move to a price banding model to better target training.

For more information about the changes to Skills for All, read the following documents:

Skills for All Future Directions (PDF) (Word) Consultation Outcomes Report (PDF) (Word) Skills for All Future Directions FAQs (PDF) (Word) Skills for All Course List (PDF) (XLS)

Previous Skills for All Reports

Skills for All Summary Report 2 April 2013 (PDF) (Word) Skills for All Summary Report 1 December 2012 (PDF) Addendum to Summary Report 1 December – 20 December 2012 (PDF) (Word) Skills for All White paper - Skills for All: The strategic direction for Vocational Education and Training in South Australia 2011-2014 (PDF)

Visit Skills for All for more information about careers and courses that you can do and how Skills for All can assist your business with its training and development needs.