The Department of State Development needs your help to better understand and respond to industry demand and individual need for jobs and skills in regional South Australia.

What is being decided?

The Skills and Employment Division of the Department of State Development is undertaking a comprehensive engagement approach to better understand and respond effectively and appropriately to industry demand and individual needs in relation to skills, training and employment in non-metropolitan South Australia.

We will collaborate with a broad range of local stakeholders and communities to develop tailored responses for skills, training and employment challenges and opportunities.

We want people in regions to have access to training, skill development and employment opportunities tailored to their needs.  Equally, we want businesses to be able to recruit people who are work ready, with the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow.  We want to provide tailored initiatives which meet demand and deliver improved outcomes for individuals, employers and communities. 

How can your input influence the decision?

Involving local people and experts in understanding challenges and opportunities, as well as developing tailored responses in each region, will enable the community and stakeholders to own and drive solutions.

This regional engagement project provides the opportunity for new voices and new perspectives to be heard by collaborating with a broad range of local stakeholders.

We will:

  • build on local knowledge to understand industry demand and individual need in relation to skills, training and employment in each non-metropolitan region.
  • consult, involve and collaborate with a broad range of local stakeholders and communities to develop tailored responses to address skills, training and employment challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.
  • develop a Skills and Workforce Development Plan for each region, with short, medium and long term goals and strategies.

Key milestones

The engagement process for Jobs and Skills in Regional SA will include:

  • initial engagement to identify need and demand: June – August 2017
  • the development of tailored responses with stakeholders: September – October 2017
  • co-delivery of actions and implementation of responses: from early 2018

To find out more about the engagement process, please download the fact sheet (PDF 403KB)

Get involved

If you live or work in the Adelaide Hills or Fleurieu region, we want to know more about the local challenges and opportunities in relation to skills, training and employment. 

To provide your feedback on a different region in SA, click through below:

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How will your input be used?

By helping us to better understand the needs of the different kinds of job seekers and businesses in regional SA you can assist us to design and implement appropriate and effective responses to meet those needs and achieve better outcomes. 

This project will focus on skills, training and employment as the priority, but there will be a process (using the Joined Up Policy Guide PDF 3MB) to ensure additional issues that impact on skills and jobs are actively pursued with other areas of Government.

A report summarising community and stakeholder input to the Jobs and Skills for Regional SA project will be published in December 2017. 

Each non-metropolitan region will prepare a Skills and Workforce Development Plan in collaboration with stakeholders to identify short, medium and long-term goals and strategies.  Your feedback will directly influence the development of these plans.

These plans will drive the implementation of strategies for skills, training and employment initiatives in regional South Australia from January 2018.

To be kept informed, please join our mailing list so we can provide you with updates on the Jobs and Skills for Regional SA project throughout 2017.

Upcoming key dates

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at 5:00 PM

Jobs and Skills for Regional SA - Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu comments closing