Submission

Training and Skills Development Amendment Bill

August 26, 2020

Livestock SA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Training and Skills Development Act 2008. The aim of the Bill is to help develop a more responsive training system for apprenticeships and traineeships. For agriculture, this is necessary to attract more employees to work in the industry. Often agriculture is overlooked when apprenticeships and traineeships are considered however, with an aging workforce, there is now a need to quickly and readily obtain new staff in the industry who can work with agtech. Livestock SA are looking forward to working in partnership with government so there are flexible industry-endorsed approaches to training and skills development.