Subsidised Training List engagement​

The Subsidised Training List (STL) communicates the courses that may attract public subsidy in South Australia and the conditions for funding.

During April and May 2018, the Department for Industry and Skills sought stakeholder feedback about the Subsidised Training List 4 (STL4) and the investment planning process to provide:

  • greater transparency of decision making
  • strengthened industry alignment
  • increased contestability of subsidised courses and places with greater student choice.

For further information about the engagement opportunity, please read the fact sheet.

Additional references are also available for your interest.

Engagement methods

Informed by an initial online feedback form and meetings; training providers, industry associations, and peak bodies participated in workshop discussions to provide feedback on the makeup of STL4.

The workshops were designed to increase:

  • stakeholders understanding of the Department’s investment planning and decision-making processes to subsidise qualifications
  • the Department’s understanding of stakeholder perspectives on currently subsidised qualifications and qualifications that will be needed to support industry. 

The workshops provided an opportunity to identify links with the qualifications proposed for STL4 that impact on apprenticeships and traineeships, pre-apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships to inform the Skilling Australians Fund in South Australia.

The engagement activities reached over 125 stakeholders with an additional 71 online surveys completed.

Engagement outcomes

Feedback gathered through the consultation:

  • validated information used in the Department’s investment planning process
  • informed the South Australian response to the Skilling Australians Fund.

In addition to the advice from consultation in determining which courses to include in STL4, the Department has given greater voice to industry by increasing the weighting of Industry Priority Qualifications in the planning process.

For more information, please read the Engagement Outcomes Paper and Workshop Summary Report.

For more information about STL4, see Release notes.

Next steps

This engagement process is part of the approach to implementing STL4, effective 1 July 2018 – 31 December 2018.

The long-term approach to reforming the STL in line with the Government’s election commitments for Skilling South Australia will provide further stakeholder engagement opportunities, commencing later in 2018.

For more information about the STL, see Subsidised Training List.

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