Connect today, Change tomorrow
Our employment programs for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities connect you with the skills and training you need to secure employment in Australia.
We can assist you to build on the skills and knowledge that you already have. We will support you to overcome hurdles to employment through training and a focus on wellbeing. We will also connect you to other job seekers to help you build your community.
Speak to a MatchWorks Employment Consultant with the help of an interpreter
To speak to a MatchWorks Employment Consultant with the help of an interpreter, call Speak your language interpreter services on 1300 000 795 and ask to be connected to MatchWorks Employment Services.
If you have a family member or friend who can assist with translation, please call 1300 13 23 63.
Programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Kick Start (new program)
- City at Work
- City Sisters
Refugee goal setting and mentoring program
The Kick Start goal setting and mentoring program will help you:
- discover your talents
- develop employment pathways
- set SMART goals
- establish action plans to work towards achieving goals
- increase motivation and self-esteem
Individual mentoring sessions and plans are also established to help you start on your journey to work. Contact us to find out more or call 1300 13 23 63.
City at Work
Delivered in partnership with Melbourne City Football Club.
Job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and refugees can build their employability skills, confidence, health and wellbeing through the City at Work program. This free and inclusive program is delivered in partnership with Melbourne City Football Club.
Held over six-weeks, City at Work uses the ‘world game’ of soccer to promote social inclusion and integration across cultures.
In addition to a weekly football training session and attending a Melbourne City match at AAMI Stadium, job seekers participate in intensive job search training which covers:
- attitudes and behaviours
- cultural differences in the workplace
- barriers to employment and common concerns
- advice on pay slips, tax and superannuation
- increased self-awareness and transferable skills
- employer expectations and job retention
- interview techniques and a mock interview
- links with Language, Literacy and Numeracy programs
Participants are also linked to employers who are supportive and offer genuine work opportunities. Contact us to find out more or call 1300 13 23 63.
“City at Work helped me hone in on important skills needed to seek employment following the conclusion of my university degree. I improved my communication skills and my interviewing skills, we did a mock interview with Dave [from MatchWorks] which was really helpful as well. It’s extremely beneficial because you’re given the opportunity to experience real life situations and scenarios.”Marshall, City at Work participant
MatchWorks is proud to partner with Melbourne City Football Club to deliver the City Sisters employment program for young unemployed and underemployed women in the North East Melbourne region.
Health, Wellbeing and Employability
City Sisters is a no-cost, seven week employment program for women aged 17-24 years from all cultural backgrounds and abilities.
This program offers participants the opportunity to develop their employability skills and confidence while boosting their health and well-being.
Each week, participants work with Melbourne City Football Club development staff on soccer, fitness and lifestyles programs.
MatchWorks delivers the employability training which covers:
• job search techniques
• interview preparation
• career guidance
• mentorship program with women in business.
• makeovers and presentation for work
• physical and mental health support.
Upcoming City Sisters program
Our next City Sisters program will launch in Epping during February 2020.
Information in other languages
If you require information in other languages about Disability Employment Services, you can access this information via the Jobaccess website. Information is available in 22 languages.
Translated fact sheets about jobactive and employment services and programs are available to job seekers and employers.
Information about wage subsidies is also available in other languages.