Education, Training and Skills | City of Marion

Education, Training and Skills

The City of Marion is associated with a number of education and learning facilities available to all members of its community.


What are you looking for on this page?  


Workforce Participation in Government Construction Procurement
The South Australian Government is committed to ensuring its procurement decisions support state and national efforts to increase workforce participation, skill development and social inclusion through employment of Aboriginal people, trainees and apprentices, local people with barriers to employment and up-skilling on building and civil construction works throughout the state.
The policy requires government agencies and contractors to work together to ensure that 15% of labour hours on specified contracts for building and civil works is undertaken by apprentices, trainees, Aboriginal people, local people with barriers to employment and for up-skilling (“the target groups”).
The below document is an overview of the Southern Adelaide Ecosystem  to support workforce participation outcomes (as at 04/08/15).

Workforce Participation in Government Construction Procurement(83 kb)

 Skills Portal

Southern Adelaide, which includes the councils of Marion, Onkaparinga, Mitcham and Holdfast Bay, have collaborated with South Australia Works to provide a regional Skills Portal.

The portal is housed on the website of the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board, and includes up-to-date information about current workshops, seminars, career development services and training opportunities available to residents in the South.

Information on the Southern Adelaide Skills Portal is offered under the following key categories:

  • Business Resources
  • Career Development Services
  • Employment
  • Indigenous Resources
  • Social Enterprise
  • South Australia Works
  • Training, Education and Skills


 Flinders University

Flinders University

Flinders University is located adjacent to Marion and is one of Australia's leading teaching and research institutions, combining traditional values with a progressive outlook and flair for innovation.

To discuss potential areas for collaboration in business and strategic development, please contact:

Ms Penny Crocker
Flinders University




Tafe SA

TAFE SA is the largest provider of vocational education and training in Australia.

There are many options available to assist you in deciding what you would like to do, including:

  • Discussing your career and study options with a TAFE SA Counsellor
  • Speaking to TAFE SA Information
  • Getting advice from Employment Services about planning a career
  • Investigating courses on offer at TAFE SA
  • Checking out career profile example

Visit the TAFE SA website for more information.


 Work Ready
People. Industry. Jobs. Work Ready
The City of Marion is a proud supporter of the State Government's Work Ready policy.
We must ensure we have a skilled, capable and flexible workforce for South Australia’s current, emerging and future industries.
South Australia will then be best placed to offer key strategic industries and investors with what they need to generate secure, well paid and high skilled jobs.
Better qualifications and skills will equip South Australia’s workers for more and better job opportunities.
WorkReady commenced 1 July 2015 and ensures that Government investment in training, employment and skills is targeting the areas of greatest strategic need to industry and a transforming economy.
It aims to ensure the public investment in training is aligned to strategic industry sectors  and growth areas such as agriculture and fishing, resources and construction, electrical and electronic engineering, childcare and aged care.
It has been designed to improve training completion rates and employment by supporting a skilled and capable workforce to fill current and emerging jobs in priority areas.
WorkReady will support direct connections between training and jobs at the local level and connect people to the training and employment activity best suited to them over a working lifetime.
For more information call 

For further information about the program call Christopher on (08) 8463 5555  or visit the Work Ready website.


 Apprenticeship Centre's

Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are available to anyone of working age. You don’t need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to be able to do an Australian Apprenticeship.

As an Australian Apprentice you can combine time at work with training as part of a full-time, part-time or school-based apprenticeship.
To find your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre, visit the Federal Government website

Apprenticeship Support Australia

136 Greenhill Road
Unley South Australia 5061
Freecall: 1300 363 831
Tel: 08 8300 0000

MAS National

Unit 5A 69 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton South Australia 5033
Freecall: 1300 627 628
Tel: 08 8689 1900


Ground Floor
255 Port Road
Hindmarsh South Australia 5007
Freecall: 136 348
Tel: 08 8424 3200