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Transition centres

Don’t forget, there are transition centres available to help former auto supply chain workers, and their partners, quickly and easily access information and support to find a job.

Warradale Career and Workforce Development Centre
Location: 2/156 Sturt Road, Warradale (opposite Marion shopping centre)
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
Free services available: Career coaching, Job Connect, job preparation workshops, use a computer, Centrelink appointments (available Wednesday mornings only).

Drive Your Future services available at the Holden Transition Centre
Location: 180 Philip Hwy, Elizabeth
Opening times: Drive Your Future representatives work from the Holden Transition Centre on Mondays from 10am to 4pm
Free services available: Referral to services to help you get a job or improve your skills, use a computer, representatives from Centrelink and Beyond Auto available to answer questions and provide support (9am – 12pm on Mondays only).

Northern Futures – Elizabeth
Location: Shop 41 Elizabeth Shopping Centre, 50 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth South
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Free services available: Career coaching

Northern Futures – Salisbury
Location: 1B Gawler Street, Salisbury, South Australia
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Free services available: Career coaching


Connect over free morning tea at the transition centres

Join us for a free morning tea each week, at the Warradale Career and Workforce Development Centre or the Holden Transition Centre.

This is a great opportunity for people who have recently worked in the automotive industry to meet up in an informal setting for a chat and a cuppa and to share stories with people that have been through a similar situation. If you’re looking for work, it’s also a chance to network and hear from others about their job search.

Drive Your Future staff will also be available if you need help with:

  • getting a job
  • connecting with your community
  • volunteering
  • personal or family support
  • government payments.

There is no need to register to attend – just turn up.
Partners also welcome.

Morning tea at the Warradale Career and Workforce Development Centre
Day: Every Friday
Time: 9am – 10am
Location: 2/156 Sturt Road, Warradale
(From 20 April 2018 the Centre will close on Fridays after morning tea).

Morning tea at the Holden Transition Centre
Day: Every Monday
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Holden Transition Centre, 180 Philip Hwy, Elizabeth.

We provide free services for current and former auto supply chain workers.

The idea of moving away from the auto industry can be really daunting, but we’re here to help.

No matter what your next step is, preparing for the end of auto manufacturing in South Australia is going to take time.  It’s really important that you don’t wait to start thinking about what’s next for you.

To take control of your future, you need to register for free support.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll have access to a whole range of support services

The first thing you’ll do is work with a Northern Futures Career Coach to develop a transition plan. They will help you plan your future and work out what support you need to get there. This might include help with:

Northern Futures can also help you manage the effect this change is going to have on you and your family.

There is plenty of information on this site to help you, but much more support is available through Northern Futures if you register for free support.

Have you been made redundant in the last six months?

The Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme supports workers who have lost their job in the automotive manufacturing industry, including component suppliers.

If you have been made redundant, you may be eligible for additional support through the Australian Government’s Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme (AISAP). To access AISAP, you must register with a jobactive provider within six months of your redundancy date. Through AISAP, your jobactive provider can access up to $1,300 to pay for work related items such as training, uniforms, tickets and licences that can help you get a job.

To find your local jobactive provider visit the jobactive website or call 13 62 68 and explain you are an automotive supply chain worker wanting to register for AISAP.

Please note, AISAP is separate to the $2,500 in support available through the Drive Your Future program. Eligible auto supply chain workers can access both support programs.

Need further support?

If you’re already struggling with:

  • housing
  • literacy or numeracy
  • mental health
  • addiction
  • emotional or financial stress
  • or any other personal difficulties.