Job Preparation Skills Training (Block 2)

ATEC has been delivering accredited and non-accredited training to South Australians for over 20 years.  We know what employers are looking for in new employees - safe, enthusiastic workers prepared to hit the ground running and do what it takes to get the job done!


This course is delivered in a group/class format and will focus on job preparation, advanced job hunting skills, career development, interview skills and Industry Awareness activities. 

Topics Covered

  • The course is workshop based and the trainer will guide and mentor you through activities that will assist you to:
  • Identify jobs and/or industries in demand in your local area
  • Identify career pathways and set career goals
  • Identify the entry level requirements for chosen jobs or industries
  • Asses your own suitability for a particular job
  • Plan and organise your job searches
  • Write and /or update your resume
  • Write cover letters and address selection criteria within job adverts
  • Identify the recruitment methods used in your preferred job/industry
  • Learn how to apply for jobs online
  • Prepare applications to meet the requirements of the job
  • Learn how to pursue job opportunities
  • Build and expand on your employment opportunity knowledge
  • Collect references and select appropriate referees
  • Feel comfortable in approaching employers
  • Prepare for and practice interviews
  • Remain positive when you’re interview/s are not successful; and
  • Prepare to start a new job.

Industry Awareness Experiences

Employers will present to the group at various times throughout the course and may:

  • Conduct mock interviews; and/or
  • Present information about jobs available in their particular industries.

It is anticipated that this will provide you with:

  • an insight into the tasks and duties of different occupations and industries
  • Highlight the expectations of working in those industries; and
  • Help identify and develop your interests and aptitudes.

Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for entry into this course however you must be referred by your jobactive provider.

Delivery Locations

Northern Adelaide:      Ottoway, Salisbury, Gawler

Southern Adelaide:      Lonsdale, Noarlunga, Victor Harbor

Pre-enrolment Information

Important information for participants in regards to ATEC Policies is available at

How to Apply

Applications MUST be made through your jobactive provider.

Course Fees

This course is fee free funded through Youth Jobs PaTH, an Australian Government initiative.

Course Dates

Upcoming dates can be found by contacting your jobactive provider or at


ATEC Case Managers network daily with a base of over 500 employers in the construction, engineering and electrical trades. We are in the enviable position of having employers contacting us looking for workers at all levels with the majority seeking young, work ready workers.

In the Aged and Disability sector ATEC Community Services work closely with employers and have become a “provider of choice” for work experience participants and employment.  We work directly with employers to ensure our training is up to date, relevant and meets their needs. We have MOU’s in place for work experience with numerous employers across the Northern and Southern Regions.

Activities to generate opportunities for work experience and/or internships include:

  • Marketing direct to jobactives and employers – Trades Case Managers and Aged and Disability trainers direct connect with employers through their scheduled visits.
  • Marketing participants to employers – advising of jobactive wage subsidies (ATEC’s strong working relationship with jobactives enables ATEC to actively promote specific wage subsidies to employers on their behalf.

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Course Dates

Dates will be published very soon. If you would like to apply for this course or enquire about other training courses available at ATEC please complete the form below.

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