South Australian Skills Commissioner appointed

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced Ms Renee Hindmarsh will be the state’s first South Australian Skills Commissioner.

Ms Hindmarsh will take a leading role in shaping further reform of South Australia’s skills training system through her leadership of both the South Australian Skills Commission and Industry Skills

Councils.

“The appointment of Ms Hindmarsh as Skills Commissioner is the latest step in the Marshall Liberal Government’s reform of skills training to deliver new and growing employment opportunities for

South Australians,” said Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni.

“It is critical that the skills training we provide meets the needs of the businesses and industries that underpin the South Australian economy and the jobs they create.

“The Marshall Government’s $200 million Skilling South Australia program has delivered more than 33,000 apprenticeship and traineeship commencements despite the difficulties created by COVID19.

“The Marshall Government has passed important changes to training legislation with the support of SA Best and John Darley, despite State Labor opposing those vital reforms.

“Having left South Australia’s training system in a shambles State Labor has adopted an obstructionist stance to every improvement in skills training, including the creation of a Skills Commissioner.

“The Marshall Government will continue to rebuild South Australia’s training system and promote the value of vocational education and training pathways into rewarding careers.”

Ms Hindmarsh as the new South Australian Skills Commissioner will play an integral role in working with industry, particularly the State Government’s eight Industry Skills Councils in which she will

lead.

She will also be South Australia’s direct link to the National Skills Commission and advocate on significant national reforms across the skills system.

Ms Hindmarsh has been successful in promoting training in her role as South Australia’s Training Advocate since February 2019. She will commence in the role as SA Skills Commissioner on

Tuesday 9 March.

Through a nationally advertised merit-based recruitment process commenced in November last year, Ms Hindmarsh has been appointed for a five year term based on her extensive experience

and knowledge of the training system and background in senior executive and advisory positions across the education and public sectors.

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