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Anelia Blackie (Limestone Coast Region) and Kuol and Mel Baak Stories

In the 1970s, Anelia’s father could see the writing on the wall. He knew that the escalating violence in South Africa would have implications for his family. However, the children weren’t interested as they were about to spread their wings and leave the family nest.

It was only after Anelia’s father passed away that they realised his prediction was coming true.
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Tafe South Australia

Tafe South Australia is Government owned and is the largest provider of vocational education and training (VET) in South Australia. Tafe South Australia is at the forefront of developing South Australia’s future workforce and over the past 30 years has helped more than one million students to realise their dream careers. Tafe South Australia is widely recognised for its excellence in delivering nationally accredited and internationally regarded qualifications. A Tafe South Australia qualification is a valuable asset wherever your career takes you.

Tafe South Australia courses are developed in conjunction with business and industry ensuring that skills are relevant and prepare students for successful careers. Lecturers are highly experienced and qualified in their field. The skills that are taught are practical and current to industry standards. Many Tafe South Australia courses offer the valuable opportunity to obtain hands-on experience through workplace projects and industry placements.
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Health Workforce Queensland

Health Workforce Queensland recruits and supports doctors, nurses and allied health professionals needed in rural and remote Queensland. Health Workforce Queenslands role is to match the right professionals with the right communities, then help and support them as they provide essential health services to the people who live there.

Working in rural Queensland can offer many benefits including the knowledge that you are really making a difference. Better health isn’t just about seeing a doctor or health professional when you have a health need. Access to healthcare is fundamental to every community’s feeling of self-worth. It’s about stable communities, and knowing that help is there when, where and how it is needed. Knowing that you are part of the healthcare solution provides excellent job satisfaction.
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South Australian Regional Local Government

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Local Government entities in South Australia are known as Councils. Of the 68 Councils in South Australia, 47 are in rural or regional locations. Councils in regional South Australia are responsible for a wide range of services and activities including:

  • Planning and development building assessment;

  • Local roads and footpaths, street lighting waste management and recycling;

  • Sport and recreational facilities swimming pools, parks and gardens;

  • Arts and cultural programs, libraries, tourism;

  • Public health, immunisations animal control bush fire prevention; and

  • The management of cemeteries community and economic development aged care and youth programs.


Local government organisations in South Australia employ more than 9,000 people, which makes Councils one of the state's largest employers. South Australian Councils have from 10 to 600 staff and have responsibility for districts ranging from large metropolitan areas to rural, outback, semi-urban and coastal regions. There are many job options available and, with such a wide range of skills required, there is something on offer for everyone.

Local Government is a vibrant part of every South Australian community and offers great employment conditions and opportunities, especially in the regional areas which include the Limestone Coast, the Murray Mallee and Riverland, Eyre Peninsula, the Southern Fleurieu, Hills and Kangaroo Island region, the Yorke & Mid North, Barossa and Flinders and the Outback.

Advantages of working in a regional council

Working in local government in a regional area provides a genuine opportunity to directly shape the future of the community you live in and to see the results first hand. There is a lot of personal job satisfaction to be gained when the community benefits directly from the work you undertake. Working in a regional council provides a great opportunity for career advancement and also offers a higher level of job security plus opportunities for full time employment. Additionally, support for professional development, including on-going training and access to further education, is often provided.

Regional Councils also provide excellent scope for accelerated career advancement with promotions often coming sooner than would be the case in larger Councils. Working in a rural area also provides the opportunity to become multi-skilled as employees are generally working within a smaller team. Consequently, employees become familiar with the wider operation of the Council and become aware of opportunities that they might not have encountered before. The work in regional Councils is often quite autonomous, and, as such, offers flexibility and the opportunity to demonstrate initiative. Most importantly, working in regional Councils offers excellent work-life balance !

Jobs available in regional councils and key skill shortages?

Jobs in Local Government are broadly classified into four main areas - engineering and technical services, community services, corporate services and environmental. There are around 100 different job types available in local government, including professional areas requiring tertiary studies, clerical and administrative support opportunities, and roles for tradespersons and outdoor employees. There are always opportunities for employment in rural Councils in areas like town planning and building services, public health, technical services and engineering, finance and accounting, community services and a whole range of work across parks and gardens, road building and maintenance.

Working in Local Government offers prospective employees the chance to work across a wide range of projects and locations and, as the skills and conditions are transferable, it also offers the opportunity to work at different Councils in South Australia and really make the most of the State’s fabulous regional areas.

Benefits for families to move to regional South Australia?

There are a number of unique benefits associated with living and working in regional South Australia. In particular;

  •  it offers a great work-life balance, and


  • the opportunity to advance your career and to really help shape the future of the local community.


There is a strong sense of community in regional South Australia towns. They are safe, family oriented, and have a good network of education, health, sport, recreation and leisure activities, and affordable housing. Regional South Australia is a great place to raise a family.

To learn more about Local Government in South Australia visit: here

To find a great job in South Australian Regional Local Government: here

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South Australia

South Australia has the lowest living costs and the most affordable housing of any mainland Australian state. Average Weekly Earnings for adults in May 2013 stood at approximately $1285 while the median price of housing in Adelaide is around $380,000, well below the median price of housing in other mainland states and the average of $395,000 for all capital cities.  Rental accommodation is also significantly less expensive.

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Limestone Coast Region

With an estimated population of 64,105, Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast covers a region of nearly 21,337 square kilometres. The Limestone Coast Region is well known for its fertile soils, reliable rainfall and significant groundwater resources. The region’s 378 kilometres of scenic coastline provides the basis for much of the Limestone Coast’s economic activity which includes tourism, the production of world-class fresh seafood and a wide variety of recreational activities.

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