“I feel that life can be good again.” Keira’s story.

Posted September 21, 2021

After being forced to leave her career as a paramedic, Mandurah job seeker Keira has overcome mental health challenges to land a job in the mining industry. Keira relished her work as a paramedic and emergency responder until she was bullied at work. I was completely blindsided,” Keira said. “I had been there for 12…

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Ballarat, Geelong, Surf Coast offices move to remote servicing

Posted September 20, 2021

Our MatchWorks offices across Ballarat, Geelong and Surf Coast have moved to remote servicing following the 7 day lockdown announcements in each region. Employment support, and health and wellbeing services are currently available over the phone and online.   People in regional Western Victoria can also access 8 FREE sessions of low intensity mental health support via…

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Turning a dream into reality – Jessica’s story.

Posted September 16, 2021

Young Perth job seeker Jessica has overcome a series of life-long health issues to land her dream job as an Individual Support Worker in a residential care facility. At two and a half years old, Jessica was diagnosed with leukaemia. She completed treatment successfully, but the medications she was prescribed affected her immune system, setting…

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Important update for our ACT clients

Posted September 15, 2021

Our employment services for job seekers and employers will continue to be offered remotely over the phone and online until Friday 15 October inclusive, following the latest announcement by the ACT Government. Our experienced Health and Wellbeing team are also available for support during this challenging time. Lockdowns can be difficult, especially when extended, so please contact your local…

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Collaboration with Lola Ballarat helps local hospitality industry


Our Ballarat team was thrilled to collaborate with Lola Ballarat recently to give local job seekers the opportunity to put their 5-day hospitality training into action at a special dinner for local hospitality employers. Owner of the Provincial Hotel & Lola Restaurant, Gorgi Coghlan said the collaboration was “an instant yes” for them because hospitality…

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New taskforce appointments to help steer economic recovery

Posted September 14, 2021

MatchWorks and genU Training experts have been announced as members of the new Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce in regions across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. A new Federal Government initiative, the Local Jobs Program will support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Taskforce will use local intelligence and collaboration to accelerate…

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Update for our regional Victoria community

Posted September 10, 2021

As of today, Friday 10th September 2021, all MatchWorks offices across regional Victoria will open for face-to-face employment support with restricted access. Please be assured that our services will be delivered in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Department of Health and Human Services and your health and safety remains a priority. Thank you for…

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Back to her roots – Helena’s story.

Posted September 2, 2021

Port Adelaide job seeker Helena has overcome physical and mental challenges to reconnect with her passion, landing a job with Amazon Plant Growers. Helena has always had a love for the natural environment. Growing up, she spent many hours gardening with her beloved father, who she credits for her green thumb and appreciation for plants….

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Update for our VIC community

Posted September 1, 2021

Following the latest Victorian Government announcements, our employment services across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria remain available via phone and online servicing. Remote servicing will be available until Thursday 23 September inclusive across metropolitan Melbourne, and until further notice for our regional locations. Please contact your local office to find out the best way to…

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“I’m on my way to achieving my dream.” Chao’s story.

Posted August 26, 2021

While most people his age might be looking to retire, Chao* has graduated from medical school and is training as a specialist doctor of Oncology. Growing up in communist China, Chao didn’t have access to books, music, movies or culture. “I was a curious child but all I could get were government approved textbooks,” Chao…

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