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Government of South Australia - Department of State Development



    To help address demand in the short term, the initiatives address workers seeking a mid-career change. The needs of workers at this stage vary considerably. Those in adjacent industries may have limited experience in the defence industry and require higher levels of supervision and support to transition into their new career. Others may come highly skilled and only need a small amount of upskilling or workplace-specific training. These initiatives promote ‘earn while you learn’ opportunities to help make the switch easier.

    The mid-career initiatives are likely to have a short-term impact. With retention measures, these workers could provide the supervisory and management level in later years.

    Supporting measures

    In addition to the key education and training initiatives required, there are a number of supporting measures that underpin the implementation of these initiatives including, Evidence-based decision-making, Strategic communications and outreach, Skilled migration, and Security clearances.