Jobs Victoria offers free support for jobseekers.
There are two ways they can help.
Work and Learning Centres
There are five Work and Learning Centres around Victoria, located in Fitzroy, North Geelong, Morwell, Ballarat and Shepparton.
Work and Learning Centres support people looking for work, especially if you live in or are waiting for public and social housing or you are experiencing homelessness.
If you’re looking for work, a Work and Learning Centre can assist you by:
- connecting you with local training opportunities, work experience and jobs
- providing advice on different ways to job search
- providing assistance with job applications and career development
- helping you develop your own work and learning plan
- connecting you with other support services if you need, including health and mental health services, drug and alcohol support and childcare.
Jobs Victoria works in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and other local community agencies to run these Work and Learning Centres.
In some areas, there is a free mentoring service for people who have been looking for work for a while, or who are facing challenges that are making it harder to find a job.
Career counsellors can help job-seekers discover a career path that inspires them and unlock opportunities to take their next steps. Career guidance sessions can occur online, over the phone or in-person, dependent on your preference.
This service is fully subsidised by Jobs Victoria. Victorians can access it at no cost.