Employing people

Recruiting, hiring and training

When you employ someone, the type of employment options available include full-time, part-time, casual, fixed term, contractor, apprentice or trainee.

For information about choosing and hiring employees to suit your needs, visit Running your business on the Supporting business in South Australia website.

Finding skilled staff

Jobs registers and employment organisations can help you find the staff you need.

See Jobactive and create an account to advertise jobs in your business and find staff for free.

The Skill Connect Register connects employers with:

  • out of trade apprentices and trainees looking for work
  • job-ready candidates for the construction industry.

Once registered as an employer, you can search the register for suitable candidates, view their details and make contact.

Skilled migrants

There is a range of options for you to recruit skilled migrant workers. They may already be in Australia as a state-nominated visa holder, working holiday maker or international graduate. See Skilled Arrival Services for a register of highly skilled workers with overseas-gained qualifications and skills. If you need people with professional, technical and trade backgrounds, there are services to help you find skilled staff on the WorkReady website.

If you need to look offshore to source and recruit overseas skilled workers, local employer visa options are explained on the Immigration SA website.

Training your staff

Find out about support for employers and business and find a training course for your staff on the WorkReady website.


A well-structured and up-to-date induction program can help minimise staff resignations and increase productivity.

Induction checklist - SafeWork SA

Safety training for workers

As a business owner, you must provide training for elected Health and Safety Representatives under Work Health and Safety Laws.

If your business is in a high-risk industry or is a small business with fewer than 100 workers, a subsidy may be available.

Health and safety representatives - SafeWork SA

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