Works Program

The Works Program builds capacity and generates economic development in communities through training and employment initiatives.
 

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About Works Program

In 2008, Renewal SA established a community training and employment model to build capacity and maximise community and social inclusion benefits from our urban renewal activities.

Our earliest training employment programs were run within our Playford Alive project. The first programs proved so successful that we extended them into our Bowden project in 2012, then Tonsley, Port Adelaide, The Square at Woodville West in 2014, and more recently to Lot Fourteen and the Adelaide CBD.

Now known as the Works Program, initiatives carried out under this banner are developed in partnership with project partners, training providers and stakeholders to benefit whole communities.

The Works Program has secured more than $20 million in funding in partnership with stakeholders, including support from the Department for Innovation and Skills, resulting in more than 3,000 people benefiting from work experience and 1,500+ gaining paid employment through our initiatives to date.

Work experience + paid opportunities

Set the ball rolling on a career in demolition

24 July 2020 in Works Program, Lot Fourteen, Work experience + paid opportunities

McMahon Services Demolition Division, in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program, is looking for motivated and committed people living in Adelaide, who are keen to start a career as a Demolition Technician. Registrations close on 18 August 2020.

Heritage trade skills work experience and apprenticeship opportunity

17 June 2020 in Works Program, Adelaide Railway Station, Work experience + paid opportunities

HSR (Aust) Group and Renewal SA’s Works Program are seeking local people interested in undertaking two weeks work experience contributing to the restoration of some of Adelaide’s most iconic heritage buildings with a view to developing heritage trade skills through an apprenticeship. Registrations close on 13 July 2020.

Training + employment pathways

We partner with registered training organisations and stakeholders to deliver a range of training and pre-employment programs:

  • engagement, training and employment programs and initiatives
  • live training sites using Renewal SA-owned land to provide local on-site training models for registered training organisations.

These are designed to prepare people for work experience and paid opportunities with local employers.

Learn more about our training and employment pathways listed below.

Register your interest below to be notified of future training and employment programs, or if you are a job seeker, high school student, previous Works Program participant, or someone who refers clients or students for work experience.

Lay the building blocks of a solid career

17 November 2020 in Playford Alive, Works Program, Training + employment pathways

FCTA – Building Careers is looking for people who are motivated, committed and physically fit for a bricklaying pre-apprenticeship program. The six‑week program will provide “job ready” training with apprenticeship opportunities for suitable program graduates.

Give your career a fresh lick of paint

4 August 2020 in Tonsley, Works Program, Training + employment pathways

TAFE SA, in association with the Department for Innovation and Skills, is looking for motivated and committed people from all over Adelaide to start a career as a painter and decorator for the Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship program. Registrations close on 8 September 2020.

New career opportunities in childcare and early education

28 July 2020 in Playford Alive, Works Program, Training + employment pathways

We are looking for motivated and committed people who are keen to start a career as a Childhood Educator with pathways to a Diploma in an early education and care setting. Registrations close on 17 August 2020.

STEM Works at Tonsley

Discover STEM careers of the future at Tonsley

22 September 2020 in Tonsley, Works Program, STEM Works at Tonsley

Discover the heart of innovation and the STEM careers of the future at Tonsley Innovation District with free school tours in Term 4 (November 2020).

High-quality STEM education tours at Tonsley

23 August 2019 in Tonsley, Works Program, STEM Works at Tonsley

Discover the heart of innovation and the STEM careers of the future at Tonsley Innovation District with free school tours in Term 3 (August 2019).

Success stories

Watch the videos below and learn how our Works Programs have provided opportunities for local people to change their lives for the better.

Latest news

Works Program helps George find a future in construction

11 August 2020 in Bowden, Tonsley, Works Program news

George Flomo’s childhood dream of working in a bank never came true—and he couldn’t be more delighted. Thanks to Renewal SA’s Works Program and the support of local industry, he’s discovered where his true passion lies—working with his hands in the building industry.

Heritage and skills restored with station’s western façade works

14 July 2020 in Adelaide Railway Station, Works Program news

The restoration of the Adelaide Railway Station’s western façade will see master and apprentice work side-by-side, not only to revive the beauty of Adelaide’s historic transport hub but also the art of heritage stonework.

Lot Fourteen Stage 3B progresses redevelopment and careers

28 May 2020 in Lot Fourteen, Works Program news

A major milestone in the redevelopment of Lot Fourteen – Stage 3B – is complete, but it’s just the beginning for Works Program participant Daniel Incorvaia.

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