Renewal SA Works Program at Playford Alive

In 2008 Renewal SA established a community training and employment model at Playford Alive to maximise community and social inclusion benefits from our urban renewal activities.

Now known as the Works Program, initiatives carried out under this banner are developed in partnership with project partners, training providers and stakeholders to benefit whole communities.

Benefiting the community

The Works Program builds capacity and generates economic development through training and employment.

Economic outcomes are delivered through:

  • employment and work experience opportunities in Renewal SA-managed contracts
  • engagement, training and employment programs in partnership with registered training organisations.

Renewal SA-managed contracts include economic development commitment clauses, requiring contracted businesses to provide local people with work experience and/or paid employment opportunities. For more information on how this works and the benefits to contractors, download the contractor fact sheet.

At Playford Alive, the Works Program has secured nearly $15 million in funding in partnership with stakeholders, resulting in (to date):

  • 2830 people gaining accredited training
  • 1729 training program work experience placements
  • 1004 people gaining paid employment.

Available opportunities

Work experience and paid employment opportunities

Works Program participants benefit from the work experience and paid employment opportunities generated by Renewal SA’s contracts, gaining the kind of invaluable skills and insight that can only obtained from working in real industry environments. These opportunities build capacity and empower participants by helping them become work-ready for their next job and contribute to their community.

Work experience placements and paid employment opportunities may be offered in:

  • general labour
  • traineeships / apprenticeships
  • semi-skilled work.

The Works Program regularly shares the opportunities that become available throughout the school year with our extensive network of educators. If you would like to receive vacancy notifications please contact us by emailing

Training and employment pathways

Renewal SA’s Works Program also partners with registered training organisations and other stakeholders to deliver a range of training and pre-employment programs. These are designed to prepare people for work experience and paid opportunities with local employers, while also providing training accreditation.

New training and employment initiatives for locals residing in the northern suburbs are shared on the Playford Alive Facebook page.

For a list of all current Works Programs or to register your interest in future programs, please visit the Renewal SA website.

On occasion the Works Program also supports other opportunities focused on facilitating pathways to training and employment. From site tours to workshops, these initiatives are designed to educate and inspire.

Partner with us

If you are a business, an organisation or a training provider who would like more information on partnering with us in the Renewal SA Works Program, please contact us on 8207 1300 or email

Success stories

We love celebrating the achievements of our community, so here are some articles highlighting just a few of many success stories.