How the Training Advocate can help 

A service that: 

• provides information about the training system in South Australia 

• offers independent advice and support 

• provides advocacy to address issues

investigates complaints or refers them to the appropriate authority 

promotes the benefits of training and employment 

advises the State Government on ways to improve the training system 


Who the Training Advocate can help

A service for:

  • domestic students enrolled with a South Australian Training Provider or Higher Education Provider
  • apprentices or trainees
  • international students
  • employers and/or organisations
  • trainers
  • training providers
  • schools
  • other government agencies
  • community organisations and/or industry bodies
  • parents/guardians
  • anyone interested in training in South Australia


The Training Advocate is supported by the following staff:

  • Manager, Complaints & Investigations
  • International Student Advisor
  • Advisors 
  • Information Officer 

See more about the Training Advocate's appointment

The Training Advocate is established under the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 to provide services that are individually tailored to clients. 

View the Training Advocate’s functions

Office of the Training Advocate's history

An annual report is presented to the Minister on the Training Advocate's activities for the preceding calendar year.

View the annual report

Photo of the entrance to the OTA Grenfell Street office

The Office of the Training Advocate

131 Grenfell St, Level 5,
corner of Grenfell Street and Hyde Street Adelaide

Office hours:
Monday to Friday
9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact us
Phone: 1800 006 488
Fax: 8226 4278
Post: GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

Outside Australia call:
+ 61 + 8 + 8226 4242