Department of State Development

The Department of State Development provides a full range of government services, delivery functions and support activities to drive economic transformation and wealth.

Industry and business

Integrating and promoting innovation to drive growth across the economy.

Investment and trade

Supporting the economic growth by building South Australia's competitive advantage and supporting new investment and export capability in the state.


Supporting South Australia's reputation as a leading resource investment destination.


Responsibility for policy, funding and operation of the state’s vocational education and training system as a whole.


Science, research and innovation play a fundamental and transformational role in South Australia’s economy and society.

Aboriginal affairs

Supporting skills development, job creation and sustainable employment for Aboriginal people; protecting Aboriginal culture and heritage; advancing Reconciliation and Recognition; and supporting organisational governance and community leadership.


Promoting and recognising the strengths of our artists and arts organisations.