The South Australian Government has released draft legislation for public consultation that will see the state's TAFE body, TAFE SA, become a statutory body.


Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister, Tom Kenyon, says the legislation is one of the key initiatives under the State Government’s Skills for All reforms of the vocational education and training (VET) system.


“TAFE SA is already recognised for its high quality training, employment results and student satisfaction and the legislative reforms will help it attract even more students in what will be a much larger and more competitive training market," Mr Kenyon said.


The legislation will see TAFE SA form a single governance body, with existing employment conditions for current TAFE SA staff will remaining unchanged.


“A fully contestable system for government training funds will encourage a more competitive market as an increased number of training providers will have access to funding," Mr Kenyon said.


Public consultation on the draft legislation will be open until midnight on March 11 2012. The draft Bill and supporting information, including how to make a submission, are available for download here