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.
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 Brian Finnigan at (03) 9288 9948
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 Lisa Patience on 9288 9916.
We work with employers to create job pathways for asylum seekers with work rights.Read more about Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers »
For more information about employment through Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers, call (03) 9288 9904.
Brotherhood of St Laurence Training Services is a high quality Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Learn Local provider. BSL Training delivers skills for work that lead to employment. Our courses in Melbourne offer practical training and work placements with reputable employers so you can experience what it's really like to work in a particular industry. Visit our Training page, or click below to view courses.
We are taking enrolments for the following courses.
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (Aged Care and HACC): Certificate III
CLEANING OPERATIONS: Certificate III
ENGLISH ACCESS: Certificate I
ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYMENT: Certificate II
To speak with our friendly staff about enrolling, call (03) 9288 9932.
Reconnect intensively supports early school leavers and long-term unemployed young people aged 15-24 to get them into vocational education and training. Read more about Reconnect.
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.
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.
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.
We are committed, through our integrated service centres, to helping local communities dealing with poverty and disadvantage to succeed and prosper. In particular we are focused on strengthening areas on the outskirts of Melbourne and country towns where the lack of jobs and services holds back individuals, families and communities.
View our list of Services and community hubs »
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Acknowledgement of country
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.