Our centres should be your first port-of-call when looking to enter the workforce, start training, re-skill, or for employers to meet their workforce needs.

With hubs located in Sunshine and Footscray, a range of pop-up centres and convenient online consultations, the Skills & Jobs Centre is well-placed to assist you.

We can be a starting point for:

  • Prospective students looking to begin training
  • Workers needing to re-skill
  • Unemployed workers needing support for retraining and work placement
  • Employers looking to up-skill their workforce or assist with vacancies

Our Services

Our centres provide access to a number of services including:

  • Resume preparation
  • Interview techniques
  • Career counselling
  • Training/upskilling advice
  • Job opportunities
  • Referrals to community services
  • Tailored workshops

There are no eligibility requirements for our services.

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Our Clients

Our Skills and Jobs Centres work with a variety of clients, including:

  • Youth
  • Retrenched workers
  • Long term unemployed
  • Career changers
  • Apprentices
  • Parents returning to work
  • Local businesses
  • Industry
  • Prospective Students

Team

Our small dedicated team are here to help you navigate your career journey, whether you are starting out or looking for a career change.

  • Catherine Oldham

    Senior Advisor

    Catherine is a qualified Career Development Practitioner and Secondary Teacher with over 20 years experience.

    She has helped hundreds of individuals by providing personalised career counselling services, allowing people to identify and pursue satisfying careers, manage successful career transitions and take advantage of new opportunities. In addition, Catherine has developed and delivered many innovative Career Education programs to culturally-diverse groups, including school students, disengaged youth, transitioning or retrenched workers and the long-term unemployed. These workshops cover a variety of topics including career management, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking, resilience and work-life balance and the exploration of future pathway options.

    Catherine brings to her work a commitment to career education and development, a willingness to work collaboratively with others and a strong desire for quality outcomes.

  • Kylie Bell

    Apprenticeship Support Officer

    Kylie works with the Apprenticeship Support Program to guide and assist apprentices with any training, employment and personal issues.

    Kylie Bell is an experienced Apprenticeship Support Officer who works with the SJC team to provide guidance and advice on personal and workplace issues to apprentices aged 15 to 24 in the first year of their apprenticeship.

    The Apprentice Support Program, funded by the Victorian State Government, offers free and independent advice, guidance, mentoring and support  including referrals to literacy and numeracy services, drug and alcohol counselling and mental health practitioners if needed, to keep young apprentices on track and safe. Apprentice Support Officers can also provide assistance for apprentices who need to access support services such as the Fair Work Ombudsman. Centrelink and Worksafe.

  • Van Doan

    Van Doan

    Career Advisor

    Van is passionate about helping others identify their unique strengths and achieve rewarding careers.

    She works with clients to develop goals, identify their strengths and interests, and assists clients in developing pathways to help them achieve their goals. She takes on a holistic approach to career development and takes into account the whole person, their values, and core needs.

    She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in assisting clients at various stages of their lives including those wanting to transition to new careers, migrants, refugees, the disadvantaged, ex-offenders, youth, retrenched workers, and mothers returning to work.

    With a background in helping clients with a disability find suitable employment, Van uses a strengths based approach to help clients achieve sustainable outcomes.

    Van also assists her clients gain employment by assisting with resume preparation, interview coaching, job search techniques as well as referring clients to suitable vacancies through our industry connections.

  • Jessica Barton

    Administration Assistant

"The support from the Skills & Jobs Centre has been valuable and has directly resulted in many of our young people achieving their employment goals."

Bettina Twyman - Yarraville Community Centre