Pathways to life and work-ready skills
We believe in helping people to discover and develop their own strengths and abilities so they can be more independent, participate in the community and find lasting employment. Through our vocational programs and social enterprises, Mission Australia provides opportunities for people to gain skills, qualifications and confidence.
We also operate services to assist new arrivals and refugees to settle into their adopted home and acquire the knowledge, support and language skills to fully engage in work and community life.
In recent years Mission Australia has concentrated on providing free vocational and skill-building programs for people who are at risk of being entrenched in a cycle of poverty and disengagement.
We offer direct pathways to work and community participation through a range of activities, including government initiatives delivered in partnership with external organisations, social enterprises and innovative programs created by Mission Australia to target specific skill shortages and local pockets of disadvantage.
- Find out more about Mission Australia community services in your state.
We have national recognition for a range of courses and qualifications across several industry sectors. It also means we must abide by strict registration guidelines, including the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
Through our range of courses, people who may have experienced barriers to learning and employment can gain qualifications from a Certificate I for entry-level training right through to an Advanced Diploma Qualification areas include:
- Aged care
- Children’s services
- Retail and youth work
- English language and adult literacy.
For more information about the courses we offer please call Mission Australia’s RTO Manager on (07) 3847 8411.
The training.gov.au website, which is the database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia, provides our RTO registration details including day-to-day contacts, and a list of the accredited courses we offer.
As a Pre-qualified Supplier under the User Choice 2010- 2015 program, Mission Australia is required to publish information regarding compliance with the Australian Quality Training Framework.
Mission Australia also delivers several government-funded training programs, including:
Language Literacy and Numeracy Program
Providing up to 800 hours of language, literacy and numeracy training, this DEEWR program aims to help build job seekers’ verbal and written English skills, in turn opening doors to employment, study and community participation. It assists those who have English as a second language and native speakers who have had minimal access to education.
- Find out more about our Language Literacy and Numeracy Program.
This program is delivered by Mission Australia in New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. For more information call 1300 676 937 or ask at your local Centrelink office.
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)
This Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ (DEEWR) program, operated by Mission Australia Employment Solutions, provides eligible job seekers accredited small-business training, business advice and mentoring, as well as ongoing income support for up to 52 weeks.
- Find out more at our Employment Solutions website.
Our social enterprises
Mission Australia’s operates several social enterprises - business ventures that also aim to achieve a social outcome.
- Find out more about Mission Australia's social enterprises.