Jobs and Skills Regional Network

Jobs and Skills Regional Network

Jobs and Skills Regional Networks are a partnership between the three tiers of government, economic development agencies, industry, employers, non-government and community organisations, which work together to identify and act on their region’s local labour market challenges and opportunities as they relate to skills, learning, training and workforce participation. There are 17 Jobs and Skills Regional Networks across South Australia’s 12 State Government regions.

What is their role?

Regional Networks engage in local skills development and workforce participation initiatives. They plan strategies to address the workforce supply and demand challenges and opportunities of their region.

 Jobs and Skills Regional Networks:

  • engage industry in providing information and advice on local workforce
  • development needs and issues to Government and regions
  • connect and coordinate regional stakeholders to respond to the learning, training, skills development and employment needs of industry, employers, individuals and communities
  • inform, promote and influence policy, systems and practice within a demand-driven training system
  • strengthen collaboration to increase the participation of people facing economic
  • social barriers to learning, training and work.

Who are Network members?

Network members include representatives from industry, employers, unions, universities, non-government organisations, local training and employment providers, local government and State and Commonwealth Government agencies. Network members have local knowledge of workforce development priorities and a commitment to work together to lead local workforce development solutions.

Who supports the Networks?

There are 15 Industry Leaders Groups which work alongside each of the Networks. These groups are made up of high profile local leaders who have strong links to industry and the local community. They help to further strengthen the Network’s engagement with employers and industry to better inform and support the State Government’s learning, skills and workforce participation priorities.

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.



Meagan Stapleton

Administration and Barossa Campus Support
61 8 8563 3603