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Since its initial involvement with vocational training in the mid 1970's, Mission Australia has played a major role in providing quality training and education programs to better the lives of thousands of individuals through a wide range of learning programs. The RTO understands that all individuals learn differently and that everyone has different past learning experiences. With many years’ experience tailoring courses to meet the needs of individuals, the RTO has a range of accredited and non-accredited courses in:

  • Pre-employment training
  • Foundation skills and life skills
  • Business
  • Training and assessment

Mission Australia's Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 6966) is registered with the national regulator (The Australian Skills Quality Authority – ASQA) and is committed to meeting the legislative requirements of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and the ASQA Standards for RTOs 2015. The RTO holds ASQA registration until November 2024.

For RTO details and a full list of current accredited courses, please visit the training.gov.au website

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Through our IEPs Mission Australia can provide employers with cultural awareness training, where necessary, so they have a good understanding of Aboriginal people and their values.

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At Mission Australia we understand that employment has the potential to change lives and can make a difference to a person’s health and wellbeing, financial situation and even impact their social and family life.

For decades Mission Australia has been helping people of all ages who have experienced barriers to employment – be it educational, personal or health-related – to gain the skills and confidence to find and keep a job.

Our dedicated teams work closely with government, businesses and training organisations across the nation to change lives, families and communities through employment.

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Disability employment services

If you are a job seeker with a disability, injury or health condition, Mission Australia can provide you with tailored services to help you find and keep a job.

Mission Australia also runs a free service to help businesses hire people with disabilities. We offer ongoing assistance and training to help employees settle into their roles.

Disability employment services


Transition to Work

If you are a young person aged 15-21, Transition to Work can support you to build your skills and confidence and help you into work or education, including apprenticeships or traineeships.

We also provide high quality no-cost services to employers to help you recruit young employees who meet the needs of your business.

Transition to Work


ParentsNext

Do you have children between 6 months and 5 years of age? ParentsNext can assist you to be ready to re-enter the workforce as your child reaches school age, increasing your independence and having a positive impact on the quality of your family life.

More about ParentsNext


Social Enterprises

Mission Australia operates several social enterprises that aim to be financially sustainable while providing economic, social and environmental benefits to local communities.

Learn more about our social enterprises.


Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

Since its initial involvement with vocational training in the mid 1970's, Mission Australia has played a major role in providing quality training and education programs to better the lives of thousands of individuals through a wide range of learning programs.

Learn more about Registered Training Organisation (RTO).


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Are you a parent of a child aged between 6 months and 5 years of age? ParentsNext can assist you to be ready to re-enter the workforce as your child reaches school age, increasing your independence and having a positive impact on the quality of your family life.

ParentsNext aims to help you develop:

  • Confidence to apply for and sustain long term employment
  • Confidence to complete education and employment courses
  • Improved financial awareness and budgeting
  • Supportive and meaningful relationships with family and friends
  • Improved quality of life through accessing clinical mental health and counselling services
  • Confidence to independently access services, activities and community opportunities
  • Improved strategies to find work life balance.

You can access ParentsNext if:

  • Your youngest child is between six months and five years of age; and
  • You have not done paid work in the last six months; and
  • You live in the Logan, Bankstown or Shellharbour Local Government Area.

We can meet with you in person or over the phone – whatever is convenient for you. Once we get to know you, we’ll work together on a Participant Plan that caters for your specific needs. This may include things like:

  • Accessing relevant activities and services to improve your personal situation and work-readiness
  • Using interpreters
  • Increasing your literacy and numeracy skills
  • Referring you to education to help you complete Year 12 or gain a Certificate III or higher qualification
  • Other activities, including voluntary work.

How can you access ParentsNext?

  • Centrelink can refer you if you’re eligible
  • Eligible parents in the Local Government Areas can also register by contacting your local ParentsNext office.

Mission Australia offers the ParentsNext program in these Local Government Areas.

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Looking for staff?

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Australian and international research has consistently found that people with disability often make better employees because of higher attendance rates, lower turnover and good performance and safety records.

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Research indicates there is very little difference in productivity between people with disability and those without. The benefits of employing job seekers with disabilities include:

  • Higher retention rates, so less to spend on training and recruitment
  • Fewer accidents at work, meaning lower workers compensation costs
  • Increased awareness of workplace practices and conditions
  • It shows your business is socially responsible
  • Potential growth of customer and staff loyalty.

Hiring people with disabilities can also help employers to increase their talent pool, promote a diverse workforce and may reduce skills shortages.

Mission Australia runs a free service to help businesses hire people with disabilities. We offer ongoing assistance and training to help employees settle into their roles.

Mission Australia can also provide employers with access to information such as available wage subsidies, government incentives and additional financial assistance to cover costs, such as modifying the workplace or paying for assistive technologies or interpreting services.

Tailored and ongoing support

Mission Australia will work with employers for at least six months and, if needed, provide flexible support for longer periods to help candidates transition into the workplace.


Looking for work?

If you are a job seeker with a disability, injury or health condition, Mission Australia can provide you with tailored services to help you find and keep a job.

Search for a local disability service

Mission Australia operates disability employment services offices across NSW, NT, QLD, VIC and TAS. We treat all of our job seekers fairly and with respect, in line with the Disability Services Standards.

Mission Australia Employment Services will work with you to agree on an Employment Pathway Plan.

We will then help you deal with any issues that might be making it hard for you to look for work and will consider your previous work history, local opportunities, your skills and education.

Mission Australia will also help you to receive training, work experience or other services that will help you find and keep a job. This includes assistance with your resume, advice on how to look for work and even access to our computer facilities and interpreters.

We can also assist you with accessing a range of other support services, depending on your personal circumstances.

Once you find a job, we will continue to provide you with ongoing support for up to six months, to help you settle into the workplace. Mission Australia can assess the suitability of this work in regard to your condition and injury.

We can also help educate your employer or co-workers on your disability, and depending on your circumstances, may also be able to organise workplace modifications or the purchase of adaptive technology.

Contact National Disability Management Services

Contact our National Disability Management Services assistance line on 1300 883 067, or find a service close to you on our service directory.

Search for a local disability service

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A social enterprise is a business venture that trades to achieve a social outcome and generate enough income to cover its running costs.  While these businesses operate like any other, aspiring to the highest commercial and service standards, difference in that serving the community is their priority.

Mission Australia operates several social enterprises that aim to be financially sustainable while providing economic, social and environmental benefits to local communities.

Put simply, these businesses provide much-needed local jobs, training opportunities and services.

Like many of the world’s best social enterprises, ours are also socially innovative. They do everything from serve modern cuisine with a native twist to using mattress filling to produce sporting equipment. And we are proud to say they have been recognised for thinking outside the box while giving some of the community’s most vulnerable people a fair go.

Our social enterprises are also an important part of Mission Australia’s strategy to build a more resilient and sustainable organisation that works with communities to enrich local lives.

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Sustainable communities

Mission Australia’s social enterprises work like any other business, except our first priority is to help create healthy and productive communities.

In New South Wales, the Op Shops we run in the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and South-Western Sydney areas provide local jobs and training, raise funds for our community services and also reduce landfill in the local community. Our IT Services local enterprise refurbishes and sells IT equipment donated by the community and businesses.

In Victoria, our social enterprises focus on alleviating youth unemployment in pockets of disadvantage. They give young people the chance to learn new skills, build workplace confidence and gain qualifications. Trainees also receive support to overcome any other personal challenges that may have held them back in the past.

The first Charcoal Lane, is a restaurant in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy that serves modern Australian cuisine infused with native flavours. It takes on young trainees who are Aboriginal or have experienced significant barriers to employment.

Also in Victoria, our Synergy Auto Repairs business gives young people a taste of working life and certified training in automotive repairs.

The Philosophy

There is no fixed definition for a social enterprise, but we like this one:

Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to advance their social, environmental and human justice agendas.Social Enterprise Alliance, USA

 Our partners at Westpac also recognise that there are several definitions, but believe there are two key elements to a social enterprise:

The first relates to revenue generation: social enterprises may generate a proportion of their income from running a commercial operation, supplementing traditional not-for-profit funding. The second relates to the entrepreneurial nature of social enterprises and their fresh approach to social problems.
Westpac, Mission Australia Corporate Partner

And as the Social Enterprise Council of Canada puts it:

Social enterprises are one more tool for non-profits to use to meet their mission to contribute to healthy communities
Social Enterprise Council of Canada

Our social enterprises adhere to the philosophy that everyone and everything can make a positive difference to the community if given a second chance.

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