Work and Learning Centres
Our Work and Learning Centres guide Victorian jobseekers living in public housing communities.
Since 2012 the Brotherhood of St. Laurence holds the Rights for Work and Learning Centres and partners with reputable community organisations to run five Work and Learning Centres across Victoria.
Job seekers receive professional guidance from Work and Learning advisors on searching for jobs and together they develop a ‘work and learning pathway plan’.
This includes activities that help them to overcome barriers to employment, such as lack of training or work experience.
Activities offered at the centres
- Skills-assessment sessions
- Computer classes
- Advice on resume preparation, interview techniques and personal presentation
- Advice on how to meet the needs of local employers
- Workshops on Australian workplace culture
Work and Learning advisors
Work and Learning advisors at the Centres:
- Advocate on behalf of their client to other agencies, such as Centrelink, Jobactive and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
- Connect job seekers to local employers or to employers offering traineeships and apprenticeships
- Refer them to other local services, such as training groups, English classes and volunteering opportunities
- Continue to support them after they start work or training
Work and Learning Centres are a Victorian Government initiative.