For adults
Job Skills

Skills, confidence and support to find a job.

Ready to take your next steps toward paid employment or volunteering?

Learn job skills as part of our Employment Pathways program.

Job Skills training

Our Job Skills programs run at our social enterprise learning hubs to help you achieve your goals alongside people who share your interests.

Job Skills builds real pathways for people with disability to find paid employment.

We know that it can be a struggle for people to get their foot in the door and find work. With recent figures showing working-age people with disability are twice as likely as those without disability to be unemployed. Insufficient work experience is one of the most common reasons people with disability have difficulty finding employment (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020).

That’s why we created the Job Skills programs. These programs are for people transitioning from school who are interested in work experience or further education, or for anyone aged over 18 who would like to explore opportunities for work or volunteering.

We have traineeships and work opportunities at our social enterprise businesses or with our Employment Partners across Victoria.

Where Is My Coffee

Learn all about hospitality and working at a café. Participants get real-life experience working at Where Is My Coffee in Wangaratta.

Star Cafe

Learn all about hospitality and working at a café. Participants get real-life experience working at Star Cafe in Torquay.

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Athelstan Cafe 

Learn all about hospitality and working at a café. Get real life work experience at Athelstan café in Camberwell.

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Green Team

Learn horticultural and garden skills at VMCH sites across Melbourne. The program includes learning gardening skills, maintenance tasks and woodwork activities.

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Retail Training

Learn all you need to know about working in Customer Service and retail at the VMCH Op Shops and warehouse. Locations include Balwyn, Ferntree Gully, Heathmont and Wantirna.

“The skills I am learning here will help me to talk to people outside my comfort zone, and help me more in the future, when I am studying and have a full time job.”

Bianca – Where Is My Coffee participant

Employment Pathways

When you are ready to take the next step we’ll help you find and keep a job at a VMCH social enterprise or with a VMCH Employment Partner.

Our team will work with you to develop the skills and confidence to find a job by:

  • Provide work experience in a real working business
  • Match you with an employer and a job that is right for you
  • Provide one to one support to find, apply and interview for paid-for work
  • Support you while you learn the ropes at your job, by providing a Employment Mentor to check-in with you at your new work place.

Registered NDIS Provider

As a registered NDIS provider, we ensure that our services meet the NDIS Practice Standards and Code of Conduct, offering you peace of mind and quality supports.

Certified social enterprise

We are recognised by social traders as a social enterprise, Australia’s only social enterprise certification.

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