Work and Learning Centres
Work and Learning Centres provide a clear line of sight to a job for Victorians living in public housing communities across the state.
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 all the centres include
- 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 also:
- 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 Brotherhood of
St Laurence initiative funded by the Victorian Government.