About Us

Work and Learning Centres help Victorian jobseekers, especially those living in public housing communities, find a job.

Participants receive advice and guidance on job search techniques, applications and career development, and together with their Work and Learning Advisor, develop a personalised Work and Learning Pathway Plan.

Once in a job, advisors continue supporting their participants to excel in the workplace and grow their career.

We connect job seekers to local employers or to traineeship opportunities.

Brotherhood of St. Laurence holds the rights for Work and Learning Centres, and since 2012 has partnered with reputable community organisations to run five Work and Learning Centres across Victoria.

Training & Support Services

We provide:

  • Advice on resume preparation
  • Workshops on Australian workplace culture
  • Interview techniques and personal presentation
  • Advice on how to meet the needs of local industries
  • Training and connection with accredited and non-accredited training

Work & Learning Advisors

Work & Learning Advisors at the centres will:

  • Introduce participants to local services, such as training groups, English classes and volunteering opportunities
  • Connect job seekers to local employers or to employers offering traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Advocate on behalf of their participant to other agencies, such as Centrelink, Jobactive’s and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Continue to support them after they start work or training

For Employers

If you run a business that has job opportunities and want to learn more about how to hire through us, contact us using the details below.

Find Out More

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To find out more about the program, please contact us at the Work and Learning Centre to discuss if this program is right for you. Contact details are below.

Please note that due to COVID-19, our centres are limiting face-to-face sessions, and are operating online.

Jobs Victoria

In partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and local community agencies, Jobs Victoria provides a network of Work and Learning Centres that assists jobseekers, especially those living in public housing estates, to access education and training and find their way into meaningful employment.

Training & Support Services

Jobs Victoria Work and Learning Centres aim to provide personalised support and services that meet the needs of the individual.

Jobseekers have access to:

  • Career guidance and job service training
  • Vocational training with local providers
  • Foundation skill courses to improve work-readiness
  • Work opportunities through links with local employers
  • Support services to address other barriers like health and mental health services, drug and alcohol support and child care

The centres also take referrals from local services, health professionals and department staff.