Opportunities in training and skills

Are you looking for work?

If you are looking to get a job or change career, the best way to do this is to prepare and make sure you have the right skills.

View each section for information about how you can access training, skills and employment information and opportunities.

Gain a qualification and experience to land a job

Some jobs require employees to have a specific qualification. The ‘Jobs First Training Projects’ program will allow you to achieve a specific qualification through accredited training, while also gaining industry experience to get you work ready.

For more information call the WorkReady infoline on 1800 506 266.

Undertake training and skills development for specific roles

Through the ‘Jobs First Employment Projects’ program, you will undertake training and skills development for specific roles. These are linked to employment opportunities in northern Adelaide across a range of industries, including civil construction, horticulture and retail.

For more information call the WorkReady infoline on 1800 506 266.

Get one-on-one career advice

Career advisors provide one-on-one support and advice to help you get work ready. They can also connect you with learning, training and job opportunities in the northern suburbs.

To book an appointment with a career advisor call Northern Futures on 1800 619 933.

Education for adults

The Adult Community Education (ACE) program can help you improve your reading, writing and numeracy skills and, can also offer programs such as using a computer and other useful workplace skills.

For more information about ACE courses in your area call the WorkReady infoline on 1800 506 266.

Aboriginal Apprenticeships Program 

Apprenticeships and traineeships provide direct connections between training and jobs. The ‘WorkReady’ program provides apprentices and trainees with money towards training, as well as travel and accommodation to attend off the job training. Aboriginal apprentices and trainees also have access to an Aboriginal mentor who can provide support.

For more information call the Aboriginal Employment infoline on 1800 627 849.

Support for long-term unemployed families

The ‘Building Family Opportunities’ program supports families who have been unemployed long-term in developing the confidence and skills needed to get a job.

For more information call UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide on (08) 8259 2903.

Are you an employer looking for skilled, job ready employees?

The Department of State Development (DSD) can help connect you with the right people.

If a role requires particular skills or training, DSD also have direct links with training and skills providers and can coordinate what is required to suit your needs.

DSD can also identify and put you in touch with job ready candidates looking for work in the areas you need them.

For more information about these services,  phone Northern Adelaide Regional Manager Nicole Turvey on 0477 367 810 or email [email protected]