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
  • training
  • 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.

Centre locations


Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol
Phone (03) 5329 3273


Centre for Work and Learning
Brotherhood of St Laurence
95 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Phone (03) 9288 9900



Norlane Community Centre
39 Rose Avenue, Windsor Park, Norlane
Phone 03 5275 8124


Gippsland Employment Skills Training
44 Albert Street, Moe
Phone (03) 5127 4544


Brotherhood of St Laurence
Work and Learning Centre
23 Alexandra St, Mooroopna Vic 3629
Phone (03) 5825 1774




Work and Learning Centres are a Brotherhood of
St Laurence initiative funded by the Victorian Government.

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
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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.

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