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.

Women in the Work and Learning Centre searching for work at a computer

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

Ballarat South Community Hub, 11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastapol, 
Phone (03) 5329 3274

CARLTON

Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton
Phone (03) 9288 9953

FITZROY

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

GEELONG

Norlane Community Centre, 39 Rose Avenue, Norlane, 
Phone 0437 655 360

MOE

Gippsland Employment Skills Training, 7 Anzac Avenue, Moe
Phone (03) 5127 4544

SHEPPARTON

SalvoCare, 27 Wyndham St, Shepparton Vic 3630
Phone (03) 5820 8000

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