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About Us

MatchWorks has a long and successful history as an employment services provider focused on improving and enriching the lives of individuals through pathways to ongoing sustainable employment and providing effective recruitment solutions for employers.

MatchWorks delivers jobactive Employment Services and Disability Employment Services contracts on behalf of the Federal Government Department of Employment and Department of Social Services.  MatchWorks has Work for the Dole Coordinators in Victoria and provides WorkcoverSA and Job Placement services in South Australia.

MatchWorks has been successfully assisting job seekers to gain and sustain employment opportunities since 1998 and operates from 68 sites across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

At MatchWorks we value building relationships, working together with a large selection of employers to provide employment opportunities in the local area. With over 15 years' experience MatchWorks has developed strong networks and long lasting relationships with many employers from small, medium and large organisations, across a broad range of industries, within many communities.

MatchWorks has an ever growing database of over 50,000 employers across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland and is a member of the National Workforce Network (NWFN), a seamless and professional recruitment service for large employers operating across multiple markets within Australia.

Our services are at no cost to employers and registered job seekers.

The continued success for MatchWorks is credited to its staff and management. MatchWorks is a division of Karingal, a community services 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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Latest News

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Queensland job seeker is back on track

A MatchWorks job seeker has overcome difficult times to land back in employment doing something she loves. When Samantha presented to MatchWorks Strathpine she was experiencing depression, which had caused her to leave her dream job in Korea as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). 

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Corio job seeker puts best foot forward

Alcohol, drug and legal issues were holding job seeker Nicole back from finding ongoing employment when she first presented at MatchWorks Corio. Nicole had been unemployed for more than two years, had no driver's licence, but she was determined to address her barriers to work.

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MatchWorks job seeker ready for fitness industry

MatchWorks job seeker Nicolette has started a course in fitness education and is on her way to finding employment in the fitness industry. The 25-year-old has come a long way since her initial appointment at MatchWorks East Geelong, where she presented with anxiety and was housebound for the past three years. 

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Two MatchWorks job seekers are thriving in the same workplace

MatchWorks Werribee has assisted two job seekers to find suitable employment at GrainCorp in West Footscray. The job seekers are employed under the Government's Supported Wage System, which encourages employers to hire more people with disabilities.

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Karingal and St Laurence staff celebrate Christmas

Almost 300 Karingal and St Laurence staff including supported staff celebrated the Christmas season on the lawns of Kardinia House on Friday.

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Job seekers graduate from Bendigo’s Deadly Yakka

Ten Indigenous job seekers were congratulated this week for graduating from the MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program in Bendigo. The participants graduated from the four-week employment program on December 7, which covered goal setting and personal development, life skills for work, interview skills, presentation advice, workplace expectations and job search skills; while also addressing personal barriers.

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Job seekers help create new community garden

MatchWorks job seekers have helped create a community garden which exhibits traditional and contemporary bush food plants at the Melton Botanic Gardens. Job seekers worked alongside the Friends of the Melton Botanic Gardens (FMBG) over six months to create the Native Bush Foods Garden. They also revegetated the south bank of Ryans Creek with indigenous plants.

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Queensland Deadly Yakka motivates Indigenous Job Seekers

Indigenous job seekers in Queensland have recently completed a week-long MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program to assist them in finding employment. The 15 program participants were congratulated and presented with awards at a graduation ceremony held on Friday December 2 at Pine Rivers Golf Club, Kurwongbah.

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Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers soak up soccer experience

More than 90 Geelong region Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers celebrated International Day of People with a Disability with a trip to Melbourne City Football Club's clash against Brisbane Roar at Melbourne's AAMI Park on Saturday.

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Upcoming Events

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2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 Nominations are now open for the 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability. Proudly brought to you by Karingal St Laurence and the City of Greater Geelong, the awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.
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2017 VaLiD Having a Say conference Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 The 2017 Having a Say Conference will run from February 8 - 10 at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong. The focus will be on the Six Powers of Strong Self Advocacy.
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Professor Tony Attwood Autism Spectrum Disorder & Aspergers Syndrome Thursday, 30 March, 2017, 4:30 PM Karingal is pleased to be a major sponsor for the 2017 South West Disability Network Tony Attwood Seminars. The seminars will run in Warrnambool on March 30 and 31, 2017. If you are in the South West over those dates and are wanting to increase your understanding of autism, register now.
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