Help for Auto Supply Chain Workers

"when one door closes, another opens" 

Planning for your next job

If you will be losing your job due to the closure of car manufacturing, there is help available to get you into a new job.

Skills and Job Centres

Skills and Jobs Centres are one stop shops that liaise directly with local employers and provide services for transitioning workers and other customers.


Skills and Jobs Centres have been set up in Dandenong, Chadstone, Sunshine, Broadmeadows and Geelong that are focusing on people like you, who have skills developed by working in the car manufacturing supply chain.

How can Skills and Jobs Centres help me?

When you visit or call a Skills and Jobs Centre, somebody can assist you with:

  • writing a resume
  • identifying the skills you have that will be valuable to employers
  • which industries are growing and need workers
  • the job opportunities in the local area
  • advice on updating your current qualifications, or gaining new qualifications
  • help with interview skills
  • help with an online application for a job
  • information about options for subsidised training.

Some of these services need to be accessed within six months of being retrenched, so call or visit us as soon as you know you will be retrenched.

Contact Skills and Jobs Centres

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Call the Skills and Jobs Centres to make an appointment with your closest centre.

Hear what automotive supply chain worker Ange has to say:

Automotive supply chain worker Ange talks about his experience with retrenchment and preparing for finding a new job with the support of the Skills and Jobs Centre.


How can Skills and Jobs Centres help automotive supply chain businesses?

Skills and Jobs Centres can work with you to bring in house support and advice for any workers that will be retrenched. This support is free, and can include:

  • on site information sessions for employees facing retrenchment, including information on external agencies such as Centrelink and jobactive
  • access to one-on-one career coaching sessions
  • introduction to the Skills and Jobs Centres services to access job readiness
  • workshops such as job seeking skills, resume writing and information
  • on job market opportunities
  • links and referrals to language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy support.

Hear what an employer has to say:


Learn Local

Learn Local organisations offer a range of education and training programs that are designed to help learners gain the confidence and skills needed to look for a job or go on to further study.

How can Learn Local organisations help me?

Learn Local organisations are developing pre-accredited training programs specifically tailored to auto supply chain workers, through the Learn Local Automotive Supply Chain Initiative.

Learn Local organisations are providing this support through partnerships located in Melbourne's Southeast, North and West.

Training programs and support will include:

  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Pathway advice
  • Linkages to other support services.

Learn Local organisations are registered with the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board.

Contact Learn Local

Contact the Department for more information about support and training for auto workers through a Learn Local near you.

Ph: 9637 3897

Download fact sheets in your language

Auto workers fact sheet

A fact sheet outlining the services provided to workers and other useful information is also available:

The auto worker's fact sheet is also available in these languages: