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SA Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships give you the chance to learn real skills in the workplace, earn a nationally recognised qualification and be paid a wage which rises as you progress through training.

South Australia apprenticeships and traineeships can be funded under the Skilling South Australia government initiative.

More information on Skilling South Australia funding can be found at: https://skills.sa.gov.au/

What is Skilling South Australia?

‘Skilling South Australia’ is a state government initiative helping young people develop skills and build meaningful pathways to meet the workforce needs of industry.

Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of an eligible visa

You also need to meet the following:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, and
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.

Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria.



Qualification Number of Units Nominal Hours Non-Concessional Concessional
Enrolment Per Hour Total Enrolment Per Hour Total
CHC30121 17 1118 $0.00 $0.50 $554.00 $0.00 $0.50 $554.00
CHC50121 15 1358 $0.00 $0.50 $679.00 $0.00 $0.50 $679.00
CHC62015 13 1070 $0.00 $0.50 $535.00 $0.00 $0.50 $535.00
Where can I get more information?

For more information please visit the following department websites:



Contact our ACCCO team for more information or to apply now!
[email protected] or 1300 139 406.


Am I eligible for Concession?

Students who hold any of the following concession cards at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to for a concession course fee rather than the standard full course fee:

  • hold a health care card
  • hold a pensioner concession card
  • hold a pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • are a prison inmate, a detainee, on remand, held in a South Australian institution in connection with the commission of an offence, or a child in a South Australian detention centre older than 16 years.

Please note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated prior to the commencement of training. If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

What information do you have for employers?

For employers, Australian Apprentices can bring new and valuable resources and skills into a business. Traineeships allow you to develop qualified loyal staff that are familiar with your company, your work environment, your standards, your equipment and your customers. There are plenty of benefits to employers that include the following:

  • Qualified employees trained your way for your business
  • Government funding assistance for the training of eligible apprentices and trainees
  • Financial benefits for you including Commonwealth Government incentives
  • Greater customer satisfaction through
  • Greater customer satisfaction through well trained staff
For further information please contact our VET Coordinator
on 1300 139 406 or email us at [email protected]
Supported by Government of South Australia