Heavy Industry Multi Skills Program


Expressions of Interest are now open for February 2024.

Online application form



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.

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Who can apply?

Job seekers, 16 years of age and older living in Port Pirie, Southern Flinders, Mid North or Yorke Peninsula who are looking to gain employment in the heavy industry sectors.

School students are not eligible to apply.


What will the course offer?

This unique program gives you the opportunity to complete the below accredited training courses:

  • Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure
  • Enter and work in confined space
  • Work safely at heights and
  • Licence to operate a forklift
  • Basic Welding Skills set
  • White Card

In conjunction with daily safety huddle meetings, soft skills and personal development workshops, drug and alcohol awareness, resume & interview preparation and industry site visits.

The program will be delivered full time (Monday – Friday) at the Port Pirie Tafe SA campus over 12 weeks. Commencing on Monday the 19th of February.


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.


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