Where to go for help

If you haven’t registered yet, call us to talk about your options on 1800 774 010.

Are you a Holden employee?

Our program is only available to auto supply chain workers. Similar services are available to Holden workers through the Holden Transition Centre.  You can access Holden’s program if you are a current Holden employee or still within your 12 month transition period. Contact the Holden SA Transition Team to find out more.

Open during business hours
180 Philip Highway Elizabeth
Call 8282 8225
Email holdentransitionteamsa@gm.com

Not an auto worker?

If you’ve been made redundant, but you’re not in the automotive industry, there is still support available to you. The South Australian Skills and Employment Infoline provides support for workers before and after retrenchment. They can talk to you about skills recognition, training and looking for work.

Call 1800 506 266

Support for auto workers

While the thought of leaving the auto manufacturing industry can be daunting, there is free support available that can help auto workers manage this change.

Career coaches  

Trained career coaches can provide one-one-one support to help you with everything related to transitioning out of the auto industry.

They’ll guide you through your next steps, whatever they may be, and support you through any difficulties.

You can meet with career coaches at several locations, including the Warradale Career and Workforce Development Centre or Northern Futures’ offices at Elizabeth, Modbury and Salisbury.

To find out more or to make an appointment, call 1800 774 010.

There are also regular workshops to help with your transition. Some topics include:

  • Job application process
  • Interview skills
  • Marketing yourself
  • Where are the jobs?

Call 1800 774 010, or check our Events, to find out what’s coming up soon.

 

Beyond Auto

You can call or visit Beyond auto to get access to family and social support services. They can help you with things like:

  • family
  • relationships
  • stress
  • mental and general health
  • housing
  • financial and legal concerns
  • drugs and alcohol
  • gambling
  • reading and writing.

Beyond Auto is a free and confidential service that offers one on one appointments.

Call 1800 774 010
Email workersintranistion@sa.gov.au

Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme

You may be eligible for support through the Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme.

Workers receive immediate access to intensive employment services. This includes up to $1,300 to pay for work-related items, professional services, relevant training and support after you start a new job.

This program is part of jobactive, which connects jobseekers with employers. You need to register with jobactive within six months of your retrenchment date.

Call 13 62 68
Visit whatsnext.employment.gov.au/changing-lanes

Auto Transition website

This website provides information about job vacancies, growth industries and occupations for auto workers.

Visit autotransition.com.au

Do you need to use a computer?

Temporary computer hubs have been set up for employees at Hirotec and Ti Automotive..

Computers are available to use for free at the following locations:

Warradale Career and Workforce Development Centre
2/156 Sturt Road, Warradale.
Drop in anytime between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

Holden Transition Centre  
180 Philip Highway, Elizabeth.
For bookings call 8282 8225 

Local public libraries also have computers available.

Visit www.libraries.sa.gov.au

Other support services

There are many other support services available to help you and your family mange this transition.

Services for retrenched workers

Department of Human Services – Centrelink

For support while you look for work

Call 13 28 50
Visit humanservices.gov.au

Jobs, careers and training

Disability workforce hubs

Disability Workforce Hubs can help you get a job in the disability sector. They can connect you with local employers, training providers and employment agencies. There are Hubs in Elizabeth, Salisbury, Christies Beach, Warradale, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Berri, Port Lincoln, Whyalla Norrie, Port Pirie, Clare and Kadina. Appointments are recommended.

Call 1800 619 933

NorthHub

NorthHub is an employment and training centre established by Lendlease. It connects jobseekers with job opportunities on the Northern Connector project. Construction is due to begin soon on the seven Northern Connector bridges. They will need to fill key roles such as form workers, steel fixers, concreters, plant operators, truck drivers, general construction, as well as many others.

Call 1300 731 071
Visit northhub.sa.gov.au
Email northhub@lendlease.com

DOME Employment, Training and Career Development Services

DOME is a South Australian organisation that provides free employment services to workers aged 40 years and older. They know that mature age workers have a lifetime of valuable experience and skills. They provide a job matching service that will help connect you with employers.        

Call 8410 4344
Visit dome.org.au 

South Australian Skills and Employment Infoline

This Infoline provides support for workers before and after retrenchment. They can help you with information on skills recognition, training and looking for work.

Call 1800 506 266

Getting started in small business

Small Business Contact Service

This is a free telephone service linking business to information, advice and services.

Call 1300 142 820 

Small Business Centre

The Small Business Centre brings together the services of:

  • the Office of the Small business Commissioner
  • the Office of the Industry Advocate
  • the Department of State Development.

They provide support and advice in one location.

Visit 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide

Business Enterprise Centres

Want help starting or operating a business? Business Enterprise Centres can provide you with confidential one-on-one advisory sessions.

Polaris Business and Innovation Centre 
Innovation House East, Park Way, Technology Park, Mawson Lakes
Call 8260 8205
Email polaris@salisbury.sa.gov.au
Visit polariscentre.com.au

BEC Tea Tree Gully
114 Tolley Rd, St Agnes
Call 8397 9555
Email reception@neda.asn.au
Visit neda.asn.au/bec

Adelaide Business Hub 
6 Todd St, Port Adelaide
Call 8440 2440
Email info@adelaidebusinesshub.com.au
Visit adelaidebusinesshub.com.au

Eastside BEC 
Suite 3B, 224 Main North Road, Prospect
Call 8344 7353
Email admin@eastsidebec.com.au
Visit eastsidebec.com.au

Tonsley Small Business Advisory Service 
Co-Hab, Level 1, Mitsubishi Admin Building, 1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley
Call 8374 2844
Email bob@sa-bic.com.au
Visit marion.sa.gov.au/small-business-advice

Managing your finances

Department of Human Services – Centrelink

Centrelink provides a free Financial Information Service with no restrictions on eligibility.

Call 13 23 00
Visit humanservices.gov.au

Financial Counselling Australia

Financial Counselling Australia can link you to financial counsellors in your area.

Call 1800 007 007  
Visit financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au

MoneySmart

MoneySmart offers tips and tools to help make the most of your finances. Learn how to manage your money, or deal with credit, debt or other financial issues.

Call 1300 300 630 
Visit moneysmart.gov.au

Health, wellbeing and personal support services

Relationships Australia (SA) 

Get relationship support services for individuals, families and communities in South Australia.

Call 1300 364 277 (cost of a local call)
Email salisburyfrc@rasa.org.au
Visit rasa.org.au

beyondblue

Experiencing depression, anxiety or substance abuse? beyondblue can give you information and tell you where to get help.

Call 1300 224 636
Visit beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline

Lifeline is a free, confidential telephone helpline. They provide crisis counselling and offer mental health and wellbeing support.

Call 13 11 14 (24 hours a day)
|Visit lifeline.org.au

The National Gambling Helpline 

The National Gambling Helpline can help you with problem gambling.

Call 1800 858 858 (24 hours a day)
Visit gamblinghelponline.org.au

Quitline

Quitline is a confidential free telephone service for people who want to quit smoking.

Call 13 78 48
Visit quitnow.gov.au

Get healthy

Healthy living tips and advice on getting and staying active in South Australia.

Visit gethealthy.sa.gov.au

Support for children and young people

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline provides a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service. It is for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Call 1800 55 1800 
Visit kidshelpline.com.au

Headspace

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation for 12 to 25 year olds. Headspace also provides information and support for parents and carers.

Call 1800 650 890 
Visit headspace.org.au