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MatchWorks is a community organisation with over 15 years experience supporting people to find work, and businesses to find staff. We offer services in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, including a specialist service for people with a disability, from a total of 57 locations. 

While MatchWorks offers a professional service to all people looking for work, we are also a specialist provider of employment services to people with a disability, providing individualised job matching with ongoing specialised employment support for people with disabilities. MatchWorks is a Job Services Australia and Disability Employment Services provider, providing services on behalf of the Federal Government and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. 

MatchWorks is a not-for-profit organisation, and believes the difference between MatchWorks and standard service is our willingness to go the extra mile. MatchWorks has a genuine commitment to supporting people and supporting the community in which it operates. 

MatchWorks commenced in 1998 in Geelong and west Melbourne with eight staff, providing services to around 1500 people looking for work. Today, MatchWorks is the only large provider of employment services in Australia that can boast a history of never under-performing during any contract, having kept all existing sites into the next contract and never having been sanctioned due to poor performance. 

MatchWorks is a division of Karingal, a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.


Latest News

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Media release - New initiative has job seekers on target to reach Destination Work

New initiative has job seekers on target to reach Destination Work

Karingal BacLinks (Business and Community Links) will join together with employment provider MatchWorks to help give a group of job seekers from Greensborough the confidence and skills they need to re-enter the workforce with a new initiative called Destination Work that kicks off this week. 

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Media release - Together We Work graduation

MatchWorks will celebrate the graduation of 32 Together We Work program participants on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at the Mercure Hotel Geelong.

MatchWorks General Manager Michael Wasley said the Together We Work initiative is a six month pilot program to trial a joint employment assistance approach for people with a disability and their carers as active participants and partners in the journey to employment or further education.

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Eddi Reader adds amazing voice to Karingal Appeal

The Karingal Foundation is excited to announce that one of the world's finest vocalists, Eddi Reader (MBE) has officially become an ambassador of Karingal and will perform in an extraordinary concert on June 25 to launch the Karingal Appeal - Eastern Geelong Community Centre.

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Nycoma has nursing in his sights after job success

Nycoma McDonald's journey to work has been arduous - both figuratively and literally. When he transferred to MatchWorks, he worked as a casual at a car wash. He did not have a driver's licence, so he cycled to and from work, pedalling up to 40 kilometres each shift in all weather conditions.

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MatchWorks clicks with children's centre

MatchWorks and Clifton Street Children's Centre have teamed up to place three job seekers into ongoing childcare employment, while another has taken up the opportunity to complete her workplace hours.

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Geelong Healthy Eating luncheon

MatchWorks, together with The Salvation Army and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, will celebrate the graduation of participants from the Geelong Healthy Eating program, a Work for the Dole initiative, on Friday 13 June 2014.

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Media release - Singing sensation Tim McCallum returns home to support Karingal

From the grand stages of Italy to Deakin University's Costa Hall; Geelong born and bred opera  singer Tim McCallum's phenomenal talent and passion for humanitarian work is certainly keeping  him busy.

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Calling for expressions of interest for the Karingal Disability Advisory Group!

The Karingal Disability Advisory Group is a strong and vibrant voice contributing to decisions, plans and policies that impact the lives of Karingal participants, their families and support networks.

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Douro Street marks a new dawn for Karingal

The countdown is on to the opening of the new Karingal Kommercial building, with construction expected to finish later this month, ready for staff and supported employees to move into in May.

It is an exciting period for the branch and will consolidate the three areas of operation it offers - business solutions, food services and environmental solutions.

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Upcoming Events

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Brain Injury Awareness Week Monday, 11 August, 2014 Brain Injury Awareness Week is from August 11 to 17. Various events, details to be released soon!
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