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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.


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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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New SPINES group to look out for the carers

Two special guests helped helped launch the SPINES (SPinal Injury Networks Education and Support) carer support group, with London Paralympian Sam McIntosh and acclaimed singer Tim McCallum speaking about the crucial role that carers play.

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MatchWorks and Heart are street smart

According to former Australian Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, 'everyone needs to wake in the morning with a goal' - a focus of the Community Street Soccer program.

Melbourne Heart and MatchWorks helped deliver this important message to homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people by holding a special clinic in February.

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Living and Learning launched

Cooking a roast chicken, getting motivated to complete domestic tasks and learning what a balanced diet consists of - these are some of the goals that participants have set in the new Living and Learning course.

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Glowing reviews for Work...My Way project

You only have to hear Cassie Callander's thoughts to realise how successful the Work… My Way project was.

On February 27, Cassie was one of 14 females from Karingal Participate that took part in the program.

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Advance Care Planning: don't be afraid to Have the Conversation

Conversations about death and dying are often avoided but Karingal's ARCsupport is helping raise awareness of the important topic with its Advance Care Planning project.

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2014 starts with a major success for Karingal

Congratulations to all involved in the hugely successful Hundred Hole Hike and Music to a Tee.

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NDIS supports Sharyn's desire to learn

When Karingal participant Sharyn Lyons began work placement at Tate Street Primary School in Geelong as part of her Certificate I in Work Education course, she didn't realise that it might help her decide on a career path in childcare.

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A happy team at Hawthorn

To say you have helped out the AFL's reigning premiers is an impressive feat and one that two MatchWorks participants can say they've done.

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