Where to go for help
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
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.
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.
You can call or visit Beyond auto to get access to family and social support services. They can help you with things like:
- mental and general health
- financial and legal concerns
- drugs and alcohol
- reading and writing.
Beyond Auto is a free and confidential service that offers one on one appointments.
Call 1800 774 010
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
Auto Transition website
Do you need to use a computer?
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
Managing your finances
Department of Human Services – Centrelink
Centrelink provides a free Financial Information Service with no restrictions on eligibility.
Call 13 23 00
Financial Counselling Australia
Financial Counselling Australia can link you to financial counsellors in your area.
Call 1800 007 007
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
Health, wellbeing and personal support services
Relationships Australia (SA)
Get relationship support services for individuals, families and communities in South Australia.
Experiencing depression, anxiety or substance abuse? beyondblue can give you information and tell you where to get help.
Call 1300 224 636
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)
The National Gambling Helpline
The National Gambling Helpline can help you with problem gambling.
Call 1800 858 858 (24 hours a day)
Quitline is a confidential free telephone service for people who want to quit smoking.
Call 13 78 48
Healthy living tips and advice on getting and staying active in South Australia.
Support for children and young people
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
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