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Fee Subsidies for some WHS Training

SafeWork SA advises businesses of their eligibility categories - see the Eligible Participants section below.  If you are unsure, please check with SafeWork SA on (08) 8204 9351 to check your eligibility.


Level 1

Level 2 (3 Days)

Level 3 (2 Days)



  • $50 per day, per participant


  • Small Business - up to 100 employees

  • SAfer Industries *

  • High Risk Occupations *

  • Expanding Industry *

  • New Industry *

  • Regional *

  • Remote *

* see definition

Note : a course participant may meet more than one of the eligibility criteria.  Eg employed by Small Business and works more than 100 kms from a Regional Centre : therefore the subsidy is $100 per day.


Small Business
A business of 100 or fewer individuals which is not a subsidiary of a larger organisation.
SAfer Industries

Aged Care, Nursing and Convalescent Homes

Commercial Cleaning


Labour Hire, Employment Services

Meat Products Manufacture

Road Freight Transport




Food, wholesale and retail



Motor Trades

Automotive Component Manufacturing



Building Construction

Civil Construction



Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing

Metal Products and Machinery

High Risk Occupation
Elected HSRs or Deputy HSRs or owners, managers or supervisors from a registered non-exempt organisation employing staff in one or more of the following occupations.

Heavy truck drivers Mining, construction and related labourers
Meat and fish process workers Product assemblers
Mechanical engineering tradespersons Automotive tradespersons
Forklift drivers Product packagers
Agriculture and horticulture labourers Delivery driver
Carers and aides Food tradespersons
Sales assistants Cleaners

Expanding Industry

An industry that is increasing in size (number of employees/remuneration) at a rapid rate due to product/service demand, technological advancement etc.  Subsidies approved on a case-by-case basis.

New Industry
  • Were components of another industry and have been outsourced

  • Are due to advancement technology

  • Result from the transfer of a whole industry (not previously operating in this State) from another State or country.


Employees within an industry that is predominantly or exclusively carried out within a specified area or region within SA but outside the metropolitan area.


Regional Centres

Port Augusta Riverland Victor Harbor
Port Pirie Barossa Mount Gambier
Whyalla Clare Naracoorte
Port Lincoln    


Employees outside the metropolitan area who work more than 100kms from any of the regional centres.  Payable in addition to other subsidies for small business.

Phone us to discuss your needs on 08 8279 2248

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