Employment

Centrelink referrals

Referrals to relevant providers, such as for job capacity assessments or to job network providers. For job seekers.
By Centrelink state-wide, via local Centrelink offices. Open Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 8.30am to 5pm.

  • Tel: 13 10 21 Appointments
  • Tel: 13 27 17 Disability, sickness and carers
  • Tel: 13 28 50 Employment services
  • Tel: 13 61 50 Families
  • Tel: 13 16 73 International services
  • Tel: 13 23 00 Retirement
  • Tel: 13 24 90 Youth and students
  • Tel: 13 12 02 Multicultural services
  • Tel: 1800 810 586 TTY service

Employment services

Provides a range of services to support people from a refugee background to access meaningful employment pathways.

Run by the Australian Refugee Association
At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8354 2951
Email: reception@ausref.net

Fair Work Ombudsman

An information gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules, including awards and national employment standards. Fair Work Ombudsman website

Job search

Free job search website

Job seeking information for migrants

Useful information about how migrants can find work in SA

Job Services Australia

Provides opportunities for training, skills development, work experience and tailored job-seeking assistance. For all Australian residents. Visit the Job Services Australia website provided by the Commonwealth Department of Employment.

Migrant Resource Centre SA works

Employment and training initiatives for young people, women and men in partnership with TAFE and industry skills training, including work experience through volunteering and students on placement.

Migrant Resource Centre SA
At: 59 King William Street, Adelaide 
Tel: +61 8 8217 9507
Email: nedzac@mrcsa.com.au

Naracoorte Volunteer Resource Centre

Promotes volunteering opportunities around Naracoorte, for people living in the Naracoorte Lucindale area.

Run by Naracoorte Lucindale Council
At: 80 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte
Tel: +61 8 8762 2388
Email: jan.bittner@nlc.sa.gov.au

Consumer and Business Services (SA)

Provides services and information to the general public on Business and Occupational Services (includes Business Names, Associations and Co-operatives, Licensing).

Consumer and Business Services
Tel: 131 882

  • Adelaide: Levels G-4, Chesser House, 91-97 Grenfell Street
  • Berri: 29 Vaughan Terrace and 30 Kay Avenue
  • Port Augusta: 9 Mackay Street
  • Mount Gambier: 11 Helen Street
  • Naracoorte: 14 Butler
  • Whyalla: 171 Nicolson
  • Port Lincoln: 73-75 Tasman Terrace
  • Port Pirie: Shop 7-8, 72-80 Ellen Street
  • Gawler: Northern Market Shopping Centre, Corner Murray and Cowan Streets
  • Kadina: 10 Digby Street
  • Murray Bridge: 19 Seventh Street 

Safework SA

Safeguards occupational health, safety and welfare by promoting and encouraging safe, fair and productive working lives and working with employers, employees, unions and industry representatives. For all South Australian workers.

Safework SA
Tel: 1300 365 255

Specialist Migrant Services

Provides support towards skills recognition of overseas gained qualifications and assistance in employment support for Skilled Migrants in South Australia. Go to the Immigration SA website

Tel:  08 8303 2450
Email: sms@sa.gov.au

Transitions

Supports the coordination and delivery of learning activities for adults, designed to help them make successful transitions to vocational education and training and the achievement of post-school qualifications.

Providers:

Volunteering in South Australia

Many organisations enable refugees to gain work experience through volunteering.

Women's Empowerment Initiatives

The Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia has a number of initiatives supporting the participation and leadership development of women from new and establishing communities.

Run by the Migrant Resource Centre
At: 59 King William Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8217 9505
Email: cynthia@mrcsa.com.au

At: Northern Area MRC, 28 Mary Street, Salisbury
Tel: + 61 8 8283 0844  
Email: reagan@mrcsa.com.au

Return to Work SA

Provides protection to workers and employers in the event of workplace injury. For private sector workers in SA. Go to Return to Work SA website

At: 100 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Tel: 13 18 55

Working Women's Centre

Provides resources, information, support, training and advocacy for working women who are not members of a union. Working Women's Centre website

Tel: +61 8 8410 6499 or 1800 652 697 (freecall)