Work and learning centres

Last updated: 12 April 2017

Work and learning centres offer tailored support to help public housing tenants find work.

Work and learning centres work closely with local employers to connect people to local jobs and training

Work and learning advisors will work with you, taking into account your skills and experience, to develop a plan to help you find a job.

The centres can give you training and even opportunities for work experience. They can also give you support once you've started a new job.

Training and support services

Work and learning advisors work with you to create a work and learning pathway plan.

Your plan could include:

  • Career guidance and job service training
  • Computer classes
  • Vocational training with local providers
  • Advice on how to get a job, including résumé writing and interview coaching
  • Advice on what local employers need
  • Work opportunities through links with local employers
  • Support services like health and mental health services, drug and alcohol support and child care.

The centres also take referrals from local services and health professionals.

Drop in to your local work and learning centre to find out more and get involved.

Work and Learning Centre locations

There are work and learning centres in:

  • Carlton and Fitzroy
  • North Geelong
  • Moe
  • Ballarat
  • Shepparton.

Carlton and Fitzroy

Operated by the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Church of All Nations

Carlton: 180A Palmerston Street, Carlton
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Ph: (03) 9288 9953

Fitzroy: 95 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

North Geelong

Operated by Northern Futures
Norlane Community Centre, Windsor Park
Rose Avenue, Norlane
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Ph: 0437 655 360


Operated by Gippsland Employment Skills Training
44 Albert Street, Moe
Ph: (03) 5127 4544


Operated by Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network
Ballarat South Community Hub
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol (and various outreach locations)
Ph: (03) 5329 3275


Operated by Salvation Army Pathways
Main office: 43a Wyndham Street, Shepparton
Training facility: 2 McLennan Street, Mooroopna
Ph: (03) 5825 4516
Fax: (03) 5825 2648

More information on the centres

If you want help to find a job, visit your local Work and Learning Centre for more information.

Visit the Brotherhood of St Laurence's website to learn more about work and learning centres.

If you are a business with job opportunities and want to find out more, contact:

  • Manager, State Work and Learning Centres
    Brotherhood of St Laurence
    Ph: (03) 9288 9916.
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