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The Workabout Centre for Aboriginal students

The Workabout Centre offers a range of programs and services to support Aboriginal students to make a successful transition from school to work, higher education or further training.  

Student-centred learning empowers students to make positive choices, set high expectations and plan achievable training and employment goals. Each student’s individual training plan will focus on how they will ‘play the job game’, access training and ultimately achieve their goals.

Developed by the department’s Aboriginal Education Directorate, the Workabout Centre model engages Aboriginal young people in educational and employment pathways and builds relationships between education providers, industry, Aboriginal communities and other organisations.


Student needs are addressed on a case-by-case basis, with a range of options available. 

To be eligible for Workabout Centre services, students must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and enrolled in a public high school. Minimum ages may apply to some programs. 

Our objectives

  • We are here to help Aboriginal young people get the best out of their education and employment opportunities while at high school.
  • We help Aboriginal young people find school-based employment and stay at school to complete their year 12 and South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
  • We help Aboriginal young people understand and learn the skills they need to find and keep a job after they finish school.
  • We help Aboriginal young people discover career options and information so they can enter the workforce in the next 3 to 4 years.

Centre locations

Aboriginal students can participate in Workabout Centre programs in the following locations:

Northern Adelaide
Ph: 0417 232 388

Western Adelaide 
Ph: 0409 001 326

Southern Adelaide
Ph: 0418 914 226

Port Lincoln
Ph: 0418 651 280

Port Augusta 
Ph: 0400 896 209

Aboriginal Education Directorate

Phone: 8207 2417
Email: Education.WorkaboutCentre [at] sa.gov.au