If you’re a current or former automotive worker, we can help you plan the switch from your current job to your next career. Support is available to manage any personal, family or financial concerns.
Career advice and transition services
Automotive Workers in Transition Program
Eligible automotive supply chain workers have access to the Automotive Workers in Transition program.
Each worker registered with the program has an entitlement of up to $2,500 for support and assistance. Once you register, a career coach will help you develop your transition plan and access funding for your chosen pathway.
You can get support with:
- career advice
- training for a career change
- skills recognition
- job searching
- language and literacy skills
- business start-up advice or
- retirement transition planning.
Eligible spouses or partners can also register for career assistance.
Registration closes on 30 June 2018. Earlier registration will give you more time to use the services.
To register, or find out more, call 1800 774 010 or email DriveYourFuture@sa.gov.au
Planning for the future
If you are facing retrenchment and thinking about what to do after your job loss, you can find resources and links to help you through this transition at what’s next.
Finding a new job
Job opportunities for workers moving out of the auto industry
If you are looking for a new job, you can search for job vacancies by industry and location at Auto Transition.
Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme
The Australian Government’s Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Programme helps recently retrenched workers from eligible automotive companies find a new job.
You will receive intensive employment services specific to your needs through jobactive.
For more information, visit www.employment.gov.au/help-workers-who-have-recently-lost-their-job, or call the Employment Services Information Line on 13 62 68.
GM Holden workers
South Australian GM Holden workers can receive assistance through the Holden Transition Centre at Elizabeth.
If you are a current GM Holden employee or still within your 12-month transition period, email email@example.com for more information on support available to you.
Support for unemployed families
Families experiencing long term unemployment or redundancy as a result of changes in the automotive or mining industry may be eligible for support through the Building Family Opportunities – Families in Transition Program (BFO - FiT).
A BFO case manager will help you and other members of your family to find a job, improve your skills and connect to services to support you.
If you think you may be eligible for BFO, download the referral form, and submit it using the instructions on the form. If you have any questions, call the Infoline on 1800 506 266.
- Building Family Opportunities Program Referral Form (PDF)(Word)
Beyond Auto is a South Australian Government program to help the wellbeing of automotive workers, their families and the community.
You can have free one to one appointments with a Beyond Auto worker to talk about any of your difficulties. It could be family, relationship, stress, mental health, drug and alcohol, health, financial, gambling, housing, literacy, or legal concerns. You will also get help to connect with services to address your difficulties.
To book a Beyond Auto appointment, call Northern Connections on