Work and learning

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has been a leader in innovative employment and training programs in Melbourne for more than 20 years.

Training, work experience, community networks and links to employers can make a difference for people who struggle to find work.

Our training and employment programs offer a 'line of sight' to a real job for those who have never worked in Australia, for people who fallen out of work, or for young people seeking to land their first job.

Working closely with employers, we train, place and support people into work and progress in their jobs.

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Given the Chance

Given the Chance will work with your business to offer tailored recruitment assistance and match you with job seekers who are ready for work. Read more about Given the Chance »

To learn more about finding the right employee for your workplace, contact: Simon Gray, 0427 258 521 or simon.gray(at) 


Work and Learning Centres

Our Work and Learning Centres help Victorians living in public housing communities to find and keep work. Our centres are located in Carlton/Fitzroy, Geelong, Ballarat, Moe and Shepparton. Read more about our Work and Learning Centres »

For more information about our Work and Learning Centres call Nicole John on 9288 9900.


A traineeship offers opportunities for anyone of working age to train, study and simultaneously earn an income in a wide range of occupations and trades.

Work as a trainee or apprentice

Our Group Training Organisation supports employers, job seekers and trainees by providing high quality employment and training solutions that help people gain work and build a career. Read more about our Group Training Organisation (GTO) »

For more information about traineeships, please call (03) 9288 9900.

Traineeships in reception and security

The Customer Safety and Information Service hires public housing tenants as paid trainees for up to a year to provide a friendly reception service on public housing estates in inner Melbourne and gain qualifications in security operations. Read more about the Customer Safety and Information Service

Want to learn more? Contact Scott Stickland at 0404 080 424.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes