Workforce Development

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North provides a single point of contact for industry, workers and job seekers in the Yorke & Mid North in accessing information and support for skills, training and employment.

This program is an advocate for employers, particularly small business by bringing together the plethora of information, programs, services and funding options that are available, this allows people to easily navigate the system and work towards a more connected and cohesive approach to addressing skills and employment in the Yorke & Mid North.

The program brokers employment outcomes directly with employers, and will have the capacity to develop specific training and skills responses as required to meet the needs of individuals and industry.


Have you recently lost your job or facing retrenchment and wondering what’s next?

Support is available to help you work out what to do after your job loss.


If you have recently lost your job, please take a moment to complete this short survey to gather information on your current skills and experience, employment preferences and help us better understand the information and assistance you may need and so we can keep you informed about support available.

Jobseeker survey

What’s Next Website

The What’s Next website can help you work out what to do if you find yourself unemployed, connecting you with support available to help you through this transition.

Support to find a new job

Need support to look for a job, plan your career or write a resume or job application?

You can access a free service through Career Practitioner John Carbone with Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North.

Appointments can be made by phoning 1300 068 531.

Employment Facilitator

Lisa Brock is the Employment Facilitator in the Yorke & Mid North and is able to provide you with information and guidance to better understand and connect with Government programs and services.

You can contact Lisa on 0428 112 896 or or find out more by visiting

Financial Information Services

The Australian Government Department of Human Services provides a Financial Information Service to help you make informed decisions about your finances.

With this information, you will be better able to:

  • increase your confidence with financial matters like investment, salary sacrifice and superannuation
  • understand your own financial affairs and options
  • understand financial planners and how to use their advice
  • how to use credit sensibly
  • save and plan for the future through investing
  • plan for your retirement
  • understand what happens when you move into aged care

We can explain:

  • the risk of certain financial products
  • the roles of financial professionals
  • the benefit of reducing debt
  • how you can increase your overall retirement income

For further information and resources please visit

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers

Are you aged 45-70?

Employed and at risk of entering the income support systems or recently unemployed in the last 3 months?

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is a new Australian Government-funded initiative to enable older Australian workers and recently unemployed older Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.

It provides personalised advice and guidance on upskilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including options for relevant education and training. It helps older workers answer the question “What’s my next career move?”

Participants may be able to access a Skills & Training Incentive of up to $2,200 to fund suitable training (accredited or non-accredited). The government contribution must be matched by either the participant or their employer. To be eligible for the Incentive, individuals must complete a Skills Checkpoint assessment to identify training linked to the Participant’s current job (e.g. upgrading skills), a future job opportunity, or an industry, occupation or skill in demand.

For further information on the Skills Checkpoint contact:

BUSY At Work

Telephone: 1300 359 061


or visit

Relocation Assistance

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ) is an Australian Government programme that assists eligible participants to relocate to take up an offer of full time, ongoing employment. Relocation assistance helps participants accept work outside of their area by removing the financial barriers that can prevent people relocating.

Eligible job seekers in the Yorke & Mid North region have earlier access to access Relocation Assistance after 3 months on income support payment for Stream A job seekers and immediately for Stream B and C job seekers, and ParentsNext Intensive participants.

For further information please visit

Do you see an opportunity to employ staff soon?

Do your current employees require new skills to ensure increased working hours within your business?

Further information and employer registration of interest available HERE.

 Are you looking for employment?

We can assist you to make the right choices and connect you to opportunities.

Call 1300 068 531 to speak with our Workforce Development Team for help with workforce training and employment in your region.

Workshops, Training & Events Calendar

For information on workshops, training and events in the region, visit Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North website

Information & Resources:

Quarterly YMN Regional Jobs & Skills Network Meeting recently held at the new Port Pirie Sports Precinct.

The Jobs & Skills Network Meeting is an opportunity for people and organisations in the region to come together to share information relating to employment, skills and training and identify opportunities to work together in addressing local needs.

Pathway to a new Career

Skills & Employment Resources

Jobs & Skills Newsletter

Training & Events


RDAYMN Annual Report 2017/18


John Carbone
Position: Workforce Project Officer
Mobile: 0408 926 413


Julie Thomas
Position: Workforce Support Officer