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Our purpose

Our purpose is to support sustainable economic growth by assisting South Australian industries and businesses to succeed in a local and global environment.

Our objectives are to:

  1. Develop a high performing research and innovation system
  2. Support the growth of innovative and competitive industries and businesses
  3. Improve the state’s manufacturing capability and capacity
  4. Help businesses get the skilled workforce they need.

When we achieve our objectives, we will see:

  • Productivity growth
  • More and higher skill level jobs in South Australia for all South Australians
  • Increase in value adding activities undertaken here
  • Globally competitive South Australian industries and businesses
  • A more diverse and resilient South Australian economy.

Our responsibilities

Our portfolio responsibilities include:

  • Industry development in creative industries; international education; health and life sciences; cyber security. Supporting other sectors such as minerals, food and beverage.
  • Manufacturing – as a capability that underpins growth and productivity in all sectors of the economy
  • Science, research and innovation, including early stage and scaling businesses
  • Higher and international education
  • Critical technologies – development and adoption
  • Skilled and business migration
  • Small and family business
  • Industry and regional workforce development projects.
DIIS Org chart July 2022

Department for Industry, Innovation and Science - Organisational Structure - July 2022