One hundred more jobseekers across Northern Victoria will be assisted into meaningful work through new Jobs Victoria funding for our partner Qualify. A learning and employment specialist working across regional Victoria, Qualify provides training and support services for people in rural areas.

2 August 2017

Jobs Victoria partner Qualify has received $950,000 in new funding to place an additional 100 people into work in the Hume and Great South Coast regions.

Minister Wade Noonan with Tristan Titley at Kilmore Racing Club.

Minister Wade Noonan with Tristan Titley at the Kilmore Racing Club.

Qualify offers pre-employment training and employment services across regional Victoria. With its initial Jobs Victoria funding of $1.7 million, Qualify has already placed about 100 jobseekers into work across regional Victoria – 13 of those in the Hume region.

Qualify specialises in connecting people with industries including hospitality, customer service, manufacturing, agriculture and business administration.

Among Qualify's recent success stories is Tristan Titley – a 21-year-old Seymour local who used Edge Workforce Qualify to secure a job as a groundsman at Kilmore Racing Club.

Minister for Industry and Employment, Wade Noonan visited Tristan at the Kilmore Racing Club recently.

Minister Noonan applauded the work of Qualify, which through its partnership with Jobs Victoria "is changing the lives of jobseekers throughout regional Victoria."

Minister Noonan said, "This new funding will ensure Qualify can continue its great work in creating career pathways for local people.”

Another Qualify success story is Thomas Butterworth, who found a job he loves at Torrumbarry Weir. We met Thomas recently as part of our Working Stories video series. Watch Thomas' story: