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Regional Development Australia is an Australian Government Intiative that brings together local, state and federal governments in partnership to enhance the development of Australia's regions. Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC) provides a range of services and programs to the community, business and industry, government and non-government agencies and other stakeholders.

RDALC manage the Career Development Centre now Limestone Coast Career Services, supporting local people through career transitions. This project is partly funded by the Department of State Development, with the remainder coming from various fee for service/cost recovery programs.

 

The Limestone Coast Career Development Centre began as a pilot in February 2006, and has developed the model which is now being used by other centres in South Australia.

As it has been operating for some time, it has developed information, data and experience which is useful for future planning and for other centres as they open. The centre took part in the trial of the Australian Blueprint for Career Development and provided feedback about the use of the Blueprint in the centre. The qualified staff use the Australian Blueprint for Career Development and the Guiding Principles for Career Development Services and Career Information Products as a guide in monitoring and evaluating practice.

 

What does Limestone Coast Career Services do?

Limestone Coast Career Services is a Department of State Development project providing a service to anyone in the community who needs support in thinking about what they want to do with their working life. We work with school leavers, unemployed, under employed and people who are looking to change jobs.

Our aim is to help individuals make informed choices about the next step they will take, whether it be for further education, training or work.

 

How can Limestone Coast Career Services help me?

- We have career practitioners who listen and offer suggestions about the direction you can take in your working life.

- We can help you set goals for your working life.

- We sometimes use software to develop a report which helps work out your skills and passions so that they can identify your work preferences.

- We have information about courses provided by colleges, TAFE and Universities in each state.

- We have information about employment trends and opportunities.

- We have a listing of jobs currently advertised in the region, and information about casual jobs in the region.

- We can refer you to other services, programs and organisations in the region.

- We can give you information about traineeships and apprenticeships.

- We can help with resumes, cover letters and applications.

- We have a list of useful web sites.

 

Is Limestone Coast Career Services a Job Network?

We are not a Job Network. We will advise you that it is useful to be registered with a Job Network if you are seeking work, but our service is additional to the service you receive at a Job Network.

 

Is there a cost?

There is no cost to you. Because Limestone Coast Career Services is a community service, we ask you to instead consider ways you can volunteer your services to the community – in that way you can return the service given you.

 

Where is Limestone Coast Career Services?

Limestone Coast Career Services is now located in the Forestry SA Building (with Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast), 152 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier. We can be contacted on 8723 1057, on mobile 0439 047 610 or email us on info@rdalc.org.au

 

Office hours are from 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon - Thursday & 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday.

 

 

Give Back to the Community

The Limestone Coast Career Services team have come up with ideas to encourage CDC participants to give back to the community, as the CDC provides a community service for individuals. A small brochure has been put together with both serious and light - hearted suggestions for people to take on board when considering volunteering. Suggestions range from donating goods, helping someone in need in your neighborhood – or even starting at home by contributing to household tasks such as “picking up your wet towels” ! 

 

 

Download CDC Volunteer Suggestions

 

 

C – Career choices

A career consists of many jobs and occupations. Making the right choices is easier if you know what interests you and what you are good at. Limestone Coast Career Services can support you in making choices that will work for you.

 

A – Access your networks

The people you know and meet can support you and may know of career opportunities for you. Limestone Coast Career Services can be a part of your powerful network.

 

R – Research the job market

Many jobs are not advertised widely and every region has hidden jobs and opportunities for employment. Limestone Coast Career Services has comprehensive information about the job market and can give you techniques for job search.

 

E – Employability skills

The employability skills are wanted by every employer. The employability skills are communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning, and technology. Limestone Coast Career Services can work with you to document evidence of your employability skills and ways to further develop them.

 

E – Explore your current skills

Everyone has skills but many of us do not have the accreditation which recognizes these skills. Limestone Coast Career Servicescan support   you to gather evidence of your skills so that you can have these skills recognized and accredited.

 

R – Resumes –your marketing tool

Resumes give an important first impression to a potential employer. Limestone Coast Career Services can support you in putting together a contemporary resume which showcases your skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Approximately 65% of participants find employment as the result of the support they receive to manage their career. Others take part in training, apprenticeships or carry out volunteer work.

 

We acknowledge the partners who work with us to make the services provided by the Career Development Centre possible. In particular, we recognise funding from the Department of State Development and project management by Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast

L-R Christa Christaki, Director, Employment Programs, Department for Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology, Hon. Rory McEwen, Member for Mount Gambier and Minister for Regional Development and Helen Strickland, Manager, Career Development Centre at the opening of the new
Career Development Centre in Mount Gambier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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