If you work for a South Australian automotive supply chain company, the South Australian Government’s Automotive Workers in Transition Program can help you transition to a new job, start a business or retire.
The Program can be accessed until 30 June 2018. You don’t have to wait until you leave your job, we can help you start planning for your future now.
Career advice and transition services
As a first step, a career coach will help you develop a personal career or transition plan that sets out the steps to help you achieve your next work or life goals and how to get there. In helping you develop your plan, a career coach may ask you about your interests, work history and what you would like your future to look like.
Your career coach can also help you with:
- job market and job search
- resume preparation, cover letters and interview techniques
- identifying skills and a training pathway
- accessing business start-up information and support; and
- financial information, working part-time or preparing for retirement.
We can also support your partner/spouse with career advice
Skills, experience and knowledge you have gained on the job and throughout your life can be applied towards a qualification. Your career coach can help identify these skills and one of our partner Registered Training Organisations will formally recognise those skills against Certificates and Diplomas. Skills Recognition can be a short-cut to training, eliminate training for skills and knowledge you already have and in some cases, entire qualifications can be gained by having your skills recognised.
If training is part of your personal career or transition plan, your career coach will assist you to identify the right course and training provider to help you increase or gain new skills and knowledge. Training includes certificates, diplomas, tickets or licences.
If you want to start your own business, your career or transition plan will include the skills required to operate a business, and assistance to access business centres, small business workshops and advice for start-up businesses.
If you are considering retirement, your career coach can assist with your plans by providing access to financial planning information, advice on working part-time or volunteering.
If you can demonstrate that travel costs are preventing you from accepting a new job or attending training, some initial assistance with transportation costs is available to get you started.
After leaving employment
If you have been retrenched from the automotive industry within the last six months, you are likely to be eligible for immediate access to Stream B assistance in jobactive, the Commonwealth Government’s employment service. A factsheet is available on the A factsheet is available on the Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme.
More informationRegistration forms and further information about the Automotive Workers in Transition Program is available at workplace information sessions, online at http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/industry/automotive/awtp, or at the Career and Workforce Development Centre at Warradale, or the Holden Transition Centre at Elizabeth. The Automotive Transformation Taskforce can also be contacted on:
- • Phone: 1800 774 010