Skills for Jobs in Regions

Skills for Jobs in Regions

The Skills for Jobsin Regions Program engages South Australians who are disconnected from learning, training and work, in tailored workforce participation projects that respond innovatively to local skill and workforce needs by:

  • providing people with the skills to succeed in training and employment
  • providing employers with access to skilled workers at the time they need them.

 How does it work?

The Skills for Jobs in Regions program prepares people for further education and sustainable employment through projects which combine career services, accredited and non-accredited training, individual and family case management, structured mentoring, and post-participation and post- employment support. Hundreds of Skills for Jobs in Regions projects are delivered each year across South Australia’s regional and metropolitan areas.

 Skills for Jobs in Regions projects:

  • are locally developed and delivered
  • are aligned to State Government training and workforce participation priorities
  • build participants’ ability to succeed in training and employment
  • provide skill development and training that matches the needs of local  employers
  • provide career services that help participants to make informed decisions about education, training and work, and to then act on their decisions

 Who delivers the program?

The program is delivered with the assistance of 17 Jobs and Skills Regional Networks across the State. This is a partnership between the three tiers of government, economic development agencies, industry, non-government and community organisations. They work together to identify and plan for their region’s specific challenges and opportunities as they relate to skills, learning,  training and workforce participation.

The Department of State Development partners with the seven Regional Development Australia organisations in regional areas, and Western Futures, Northern Futures, the City of Onkaparinga and the North East Development Agency in the metropolitan area, to administer and support the 17 Regional Networks, and the Skills for Jobs in Regions program.

Who is eligible?

Skills for Jobs in Regions projects are for people who are not in the labour force but who want to work, or are unemployed, underemployed, or at risk of losing their job. Some eligibility requirements apply for Jobs Services Australia providers and Disability Employment Service clients.





Meagan Stapleton

Administration and Barossa Campus Support
61 8 8563 3603