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Department of State Development (DSD)

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $660 million
Revenues from SA Government: $641 million
Employee benefits: $118 million
Grants and subsidies: $528 million
Administered royalties: $208 million
Number of FTEs: 974.9

Significant events and transactions
  • DSD moved from multiple funding agreements with TAFE SA to a single memorandum of administrative arrangement for non-commercial services including funding for community service obligations. DSD provided $212 million to TAFE SA as core funding.
  • The Public Sector (Investment Attraction South Australia) Proclamation 2016 established Investment Attraction South Australia as an attached office of DSD effective from 1 April 2016. As at this date, 31 staff transferred to Investment Attraction South Australia. Before this date, these activities were undertaken directly by DSD.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • Key payroll reports not reviewed promptly
  • Review of special delegations and manual payments reports not prompt and delegations not updated promptly
  • Grant reporting requirements not promptly monitored to ensure grantees complied with the terms and conditions of the grant
  • Weaknesses in the controls over processes for payments to registered training organisations
  • WorkReady information systems issues unresolved
  • Some purchase card payments not consistent with DSD policy