Given the Chance Jobs Victoria Employment Program

Our innovative program works with employers to create employment pathways for people who are unemployed and disadvantaged.

A Given the Chance graduate working as a landscape trainee

Our Given the Chance Jobs Victoria employment program is a service for disadvantaged jobseekers, who live in large parts of Melbourne's inner-west, northern and south-eastern suburbs, and on the Mornington Peninsula.
Disadvantaged jobseekers includes:

  • people seeking asylum
  • people from a refugee background
  • long term unemployed more than six months
  • people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • mature age people (aged 50+)
  • retrenched workers
  • young people aged 15-24 (not engaged in education, training or employment)
  • youth justice clients
  • sole parents
  • people with disability
  • social housing tenants
  • ex-offenders
  • veterans and/or their families
  • people experiencing homelessness
  • people on low incomes.

Jobseekers receive one to one assistance to create an employment pathway with a focus on developing new skills and renewing confidence.


Contact Us

Dandenong

Address: Dandenong Life Without Barriers Hub, 2nd Floor, 1-7 Langhorne Street, Dandenong, 3175
Contact: Kaye Bishop, Manager
Email: kaye.bishop(at)bsl.org.au
Phone: 0490 440 263
Office email: JVENSouthEast(at)bsl.org.au
Office phone: (03) 8752 8552

Whittlesea

Address: Epping Community Hub, 713 High Street, Epping, 3076
Contact: Angus Blackburn, Manager
Email: ablackburn(at)bsl.org.au
Phone: 0428 028 226
Office email: JVENNorth(at)bsl.org.au
Office phone: 1300 015 107

Flemington

Address: 25 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington 3031
Contact: Gabrielle Hughes, Manager
Email: gabrielle.hughes(at)bsl.org.au
Phone: 0419 950 679
Office email: JVENWest(at)bsl.org.au
Office phone: (03) 8080 1076


This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Jobs Victoria.

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