Jobs Victoria Work and Learning Centres help jobseekers, especially those living in public housing, to find local training, jobs and work experience.
In partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and local community agencies, Jobs Victoria provides a network of Work and Learning Centres that assists jobseekers, especially those living in public housing estates, to access education and training and find their way into meaningful employment.
To date the Work and Learning Centre initiative has set up five centres around Victoria, in Carlton, North Geelong, Moe, Ballarat and Shepparton.
Training and support services
Work and Learning Centres aim to provide personalised support and services that meet the needs of the individual.
Jobseekers have access to:
- career guidance and job service training
- vocational training with local providers
- foundation skill courses to improve work-readiness
- work opportunities through links with local employers
- support services to address other barriers like health and mental health services, drug and alcohol support and child care
The centres also take referrals from local services, health professionals and department staff.
How do businesses access Work and Learning Centres?
If you are a business with job opportunities and want to find out more, contact Jobs Victoria:
Phone: 1300 208 575
How do jobseekers access Work and Learning Centres?
Jobseekers can visit a Work and Learning Centre to develop a plan tailored to their individual needs.
Work and Learning Centre locations
There are five Work and Learning Centres in Victoria:
Geelong Work and Learning Centre
Operated by Northern Futures
Norlane Community Centre, Windsor Park
Rose Avenue, Norlane
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Ph: 0437 655 360
Moe Work and Learning Centre
Operated by Gippsland Employment Skills Training
44 Albert Street, Moe
Ph: 0351 274 544
Ballarat Next Steps Work and Learning Centre
Operated by Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network
Ballarat South Community Hub
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol (and various outreach locations)
Ph: 0353 293 275
Shepparton Work and Learning Centre
Operated by Salvation Army Pathways
Main office: 43a Wyndham Street, Shepparton
Training facility: 2 McLennan Street, Mooroopna
Ph: 0358 254 516
Fax: 0358 252 648
Blake finds his vocation with help from the Geelong Work and Learning Centre.