Employment Pathways Apprenticeship Program

The Employment Pathways Apprenticeship Program supports SA Housing Authority's commitment to provide our customers with opportunities to train for and secure meaningful employment.

As part of Our Housing Future 2020-2030, SA Housing Authority is delivering up to1,000 employment and training outcomes for social housing tenants and people on the housing register.

The Employment Pathways Apprenticeship Program works with South Australian Group Training Organisations (GTOs) to address areas with identified skills shortages across the building and construction sectors:

Each of the five GTOs involved will employ apprentices and place them with host employers (builders and contractors), where they will undertake their on-the-job training and experience. The GTOs will also provide additional services related to the program including recruitment, pastoral care and support, personal protective equipment and pre-employment training. Ordinarily these services would come at an increased cost. By hosting an apprentice through the Employment Pathways Apprenticeship Program, host employers can access the GTO's services, while SA Housing Authority subsidies their activities. This significantly reduces the hourly rates for host employers.

Apprenticeships are available for a wide range of people aged 16 years and older, including:

  • Social and Community Housing Tenants and people waiting for housing
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • women

Apprenticeships are available in six different trades:

  • carpentry
  • bricklaying
  • electrical
  • wall and floor tiling
  • plastering
  • painting

To register your interest in becoming an apprentice through the Employment Pathways Apprenticeship Program, complete and submit the online Registration form for Apprentices

To register your interest in becoming a host employer, complete and submit the online Registration form for Host Employers

More information about each of the Group Training Organisations is available on their websites, where you can also register with a GTO directly.

More information about the Employment Pathways Apprenticeships Program is available in:

For more information about the Employment Pathways Apprenticeship Program, email HousingEmploymentPathwaysProgram@sa.gov.au ‚úČ