If you're undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, there is support available to help manage your contract, resolve problems or get general advice. Whatever the question, there are people who can help you resolve the issue. If you're looking for support, you can contact the South Australian Skills Commission on 1800 006 488, or explore a few common queries here.
The Skills Infoline can help you:
If you or your employer wish to make any changes to your contract, you both need to fill in an application form and agree to make any changes to the training contract. The application will need to be approved by Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services before any variation comes into effect. This includes applying for an extension to your training contract end date or if you are seeking to transfer to a different training provider or employer. More information about making changes to your training contract can be found on the Skilled Careers.
If you need a hand, we can work with you to make changes. You can discuss by contacting the Skills Infoline on 1800 673 097.
Your apprenticeship or traineeship could provide you with an opportunity to gain state or national recognition of your achievements through various awards or competitions, including:
Talk to your employer about how you can get involved.
Is life getting in the way of your subsidised training? Are you finding it hard to keep up with your work and study? Or do you need a hand to move on to further work or study?
Learner Support Services can help you with:
You can access Learner Support Services for up to 12 weeks after you finish your course. This can help you move successfully into employment or further study.
Talk to your training provider about getting support to help you overcome barriers to your training. They can refer you to a Learner Support Services provider.
If you're not sure where to start with an apprenticeship or traineeship, here's 5 handy tips to get you started. You can also contact the Skills Infoline on 1800 673 097 to chat about your options.
Check you have received a written notice from Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services to confirm approval of your training contract. If you need help, contact the Infoline on 1800 673 097.
Get a copy of your signed training plan from your training provider. It sets out the skills and knowledge you will obtain throughout the training contract, both at work and during your formal study toward the qualification.
Find out about financial assistance during your apprenticeship and toward your qualification. (link)
Find out about mentors available to assist you in your apprenticeship from your nominated AASN.
If you’ve lost your trade certificate or certificate of competency, you can request a replacement. Visit the Skilled Careers website to find out more.