Jason overcomes long-term unemployment and turns life around

Posted November 26, 2020

Single dad Jason was finding it tough to find work to fit in with his family commitments. Now, after four years of dedicated support, the Indigenous job seeker’s life has changed after securing flexible work that enables him to provide for his family. The first steps Boosting Jason’s motivation and confidence were important first steps…

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Mutual obligations return for Vic job seekers

Posted November 23, 2020

As of today, Monday 23 November, mutual obligation requirements have returned for Victorian job seekers. This brings Victoria in line with all other states and territories, excluding South Australia. Victorian job seekers will now be required to complete mutual obligations over the phone or online to continue receiving support payments. What that means for you…

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Rose finds job stability through youth program

Posted November 6, 2020

Rose moved home to Brisbane to improve her job prospects and reset her life. Then, like thousands of other young Australians, she found herself in a job market impacted by COVID-19. Determined to find work, the former New Zealand resident saw the Ready for Work program on social media and instantly knew this was the…

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Finding a new life and work in Australia

Posted November 2, 2020

Fidilia’s family came to Australia to escape the conflict of Iraq. In her words, hear how the mother of two found the courage to flee her abusive marriage and start a new life and job in Sydney.  “The most important thing that I have learnt as a refugee is that we can all start from…

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Luke’s life-changing work opportunity

Posted October 20, 2020

Luke story highlights how finding the right job can truly change a life. Living with Asperger’s, Luke had never had the opportunity to work. This left the Melbourne job seeker low in confidence and experience. Yet, Luke was determined not to let these barriers get in the way of him living a full life. With…

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Chloe’s award nomination for rebuilding young lives

Posted October 8, 2020

Congratulations to MatchWorks team member, Chloe Foley for her Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award nomination. This award recognises everyday people doing extraordinary things within their community. Chloe has been nominated for her volunteer work at Youth Insearch. Over the past 8 years, Chloe has volunteered more than 3000 hours to support young people facing…

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My silver lining through COVID – Shaun’s story

Posted September 23, 2020

Shaun’s story is a reminder that every cloud can have a silver lining. The former Quad Road Train Driver knew he needed to find a new career after leaving his mining job in Pilbara to be closer to his family. So Shaun enlisted the support of MatchWorks to create his new future. Soon after, the…

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Our fraud and improper conduct policies and procedures

Posted September 22, 2020

MatchWorks, and our parent company genU, are committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour. We do not tolerate fraud or improper conduct by our employees, partners or clients. Our behaviour and conduct must always reflect our guiding principles of acting with compassion, integrity, inclusiveness and transparency. genU has appropriate policies and procedures…

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Senior Occupational Therapist, Suma, is part of the Mental Health Clinical Treatment Team who works closely with Employment Consultant Jordan to get people back to work as part of their recovery.

Partnership with mental health service fast-tracking patient recovery

Posted September 18, 2020

A successful partnership between Armadale Health Service Mental Health Directorate and MatchWorks is helping Western Australian’s improve their quality-of-life. Employment is an essential part of recovery for people with mental health conditions. Now celebrating its first year anniversary, the Individual Placement and Support Program (IPS) carefully integrates employment services with clinical expertise to fast-track people…

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Tamara at work as an Educator at Kids World Geelong

Cats Match inspiring new careers for young Geelong job seekers

Posted September 17, 2020

MatchWorks and the Geelong Cats have again partnered to deliver an inspirational employment, health and wellbeing program for Geelong youth. Seventy-six young job seekers have participated in the successful program over the past four years. Participants are supported to build their confidence and skills, and leave the program job-ready and equipped to make healthier life…

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