Department of State Development

The State Government has a vision for building a stronger South Australia, with manufacturing remaining crucial to the State's economy.

The State Government is committed to supporting automotive component supply chain companies and workers affected by the closures of Holden, Ford, and Toyota. 

Through the Automotive Transformation Taskforce, services are available to help workers find new careers and to support businesses to transition into new markets.

  • Under the Automotive Workers in Transition Program, eligible workers can access career and training advice, formal recognition of skills, and financial assistance for training, vocational licenses, or travel to get to a training or new work location.
  • Spouses/partners of eligible workers can also access career and training advice.
  • Under the Automotive Supplier Diversification Program, eligible businesses can access funding for corporate mentoring, diversification strategy and market development, and retooling, for example.    

Leadership and expert advice to the Taskforce is provided by Greg Combet AM, who is directly accountable to the Minister for Automotive Transformation.  Mr Combet is Chair of the Automotive Automotive Transformation Taskforce Board which guides the delivery of programs and services.

For more information contact

Automotive Transformation Taskforce
Department of State Development
Phone 1800 774 010
Email workersintransition@sa.gov.au

GM Holden

If you are a Holden employee in South Australia, you can email the Holden SA Transition Team holdentransitionteamsa@gm.com for more information on the support available.

A Transition Centre is located on site at Elizabeth and is open to GM Holden and automotive component supply chain workers to seek further advice and support on future job pathways. 

 The State Government is working with GM Holden to ensure the Elizabeth production site remains an important contributor to the state and regional economies.

Support programs

Automotive Supplier Diversification Program

Automotive Supplier Diversification Program

Assistance for automotive suppliers affected by the end of automotive production in Australia in 2017.

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Automotive Workers in Transition Program

Automotive Workers in Transition Program

Support for workers within the automotive manufacturing supply chain.

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