Skills and Training Initiative

Tell me about the assistance

The Skills and Training Initiative assists workers from Holden and Toyota, as well as supply chain workers and businesses in South Australia and Victoria transfer to other areas.

  • Status: Open (not accepting applications)
  • Applications open: Yet to be determined
  • Delivered by: AusIndustry

Overview

The Skills and Training Initiative is part of the $155 million Growth Fund to support employees, businesses and regions affected by the closure of Australia’s car manufacturing industry by 2017.

The Skills and Training Initiative helps workers build on existing skills and gain new skills, to transfer to:

  • new jobs
  • self-employment opportunities and
  • retirement.

Programmes for eligible supply chain workers are provided by the:

  • South Australian government's Automotive Transformation Taskforce and
  • Victorian government's Skills and Jobs Centres.

What support or funding is available?

Skills and Training Initiative

Workers will have access to tailored support, including:

  • financial education
  • health and wellbeing services
  • information on jobs in demand
  • career, transition and training advice
  • skills assessments and skills recognition
  • training and general skilling (such as verbal or interpersonal skills) and
  • business start-up advice.

Workers will have access to these services while in their current job. Holden and Toyota will inform workers as these services become available. Some services will continue to be available to workers after they leave their jobs.

Workers can contact their HR area for more information.

Supply Chain Businesses

More information about the support for workers in the supply chain is available:

Who can apply?

Workers in Holden and Toyota manufacturing in South Australia and Victoria.

How do I apply?

Skills and Training Initiative

There is no application process. Holden and Toyota will inform workers as services become available.

Workers can contact their HR area for more information.

Supply chain workers – in South Australia

Call 1800 774 010, email workersintransition@sa.gov.au or visit the Automotive Transformation Taskforce.

Supply chain workers – in Victoria

Visit the Victorian Government’s Skills and Jobs Centres.

Key documents

Factsheet

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