Heavy Industry Multi Skills Program


Applications are now open:

APPLY HERE (closes Friday, August 5)

Training program commences August 9, 2022


Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North’s innovative flagship Heavy Industry Multi Skills program provides tailored solutions to address barriers to employment for local jobseekers. The unique partnership between prominent employers representing the mining, manufacturing, construction and engineering industries offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to a simulated industry environment, providing necessary accredited and non-accredited training and mentoring supports required for successful workforce transitions

The program will be delivered in Port Pirie and provide job seekers with a diverse range of skills, experience and support across a range of trade and heavy industry sectors, to ensure the region has a pool of work-ready people to meet the current and future workforce needs of these sectors. Job seekers who successfully complete the course will have the skills required to commence entry-level positions including labourers, operators, apprenticeships, traineeships and trades assistants.

Download the Heavy Industry Multi Skills Brochure 2022


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Who can apply?

Job seekers living in Port Pirie, Southern Flinders, Mid North or Yorke Peninsula who are unemployed and registered with a Workforce Australia, ParentsNext or Transition to Work provider

School students are not eligible to apply.


What will the course offer?

This unique program gives you the opportunity to gain skills across three industry streams:

  • Introduction to Civil Construction skill set
  • Basic Welding Skills
  • Introduction to Construction skill set

It will incorporate accredited training and tickets, combined with programs such as budgeting and finance, working and living remotely, drug and alcohol awareness, apprenticeships, resume & interview preparation, industry visits and work experience.

The program is delivered part time (4 days per week) over 18 weeks, commencing on Tuesday August 9 2022.


How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying please complete either:
An online registration form here
Collect a registration form from Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, 85 Ellen Street Port Pirie, or from your Workforce Australia, ParentsNext or Transition to Work provider.


What is involved in the recruitment process?

  • Step 1. Attend the Information Session
  • Step 2. Complete registration form
  • Step 3. Undertake aptitude test
  • Step 4. Attend Interview
  • Step 5. Fitness for work medical assessment


Program partners: