Choosing a career is an important first step in finding a job.
Career development services and information can help you with decisions about the best pathway to a rewarding career.
Services to help job seekers in South Australia include Job Services Australia, websites, and special services for skilled migrants and new graduates.
Tips for applying for jobs, writing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for a job interview.
Advice on finding a job. Includes assistance for Aboriginal people, mature aged people, migrants, and people with disability
Talk to a career adviser
Eligibility for WorkReady Career Services
You may be eligible to access Career Services through WorkReady if you are:
- underemployed and looking to work more hours
- facing retrenchment.
Call our Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266 to check your eligibility, based on your circumstances.
The Infoline will help you find information you need about careers, jobs and training and connect you to local career services.
If you’re looking for work, thinking about getting back into work, or want to work more hours, Career Services have experienced and qualified people who can help. They will provide one-on-one support to help you connect with the learning, training and work opportunities available to you. To find out more or check your eligibility for Career Services call our Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266.
Centrelink and jobactive providers
If you are unemployed, Centrelink may refer you to a jobactive provider who can talk to you about your existing skills, job prospects and training options.
Call Centrelink’s Employment Services on 13 28 50.
Jobactive has services and support to help you find work. Visit Australian JobSearch.
School career advisers
If you are at school, your school career adviser or Vocational Education and Training (VET) coordinator or teacher can start you on a career path. They can help with subject choice for the sort of job you might want to do. They can also advise on VET which you can begin while you’re at school.
Learn more about Training for school students.
Universities, TAFE SA and training providers
Most training providers and universities offer information and career advice to current or intending students.
TAFE SA has counsellors in most campuses across the state. If you’re thinking about going to TAFE, you can talk to them about career and learning pathways. They will also provide guidance while you’re studying.
Learn more about TAFE SA counselling.
Private career advisers
Private career advisers charge fees for their counselling. Some will provide a free initial consultation then charge hourly rates.
Find private career advisers listed on the Career Development Association of Australia website.