Here To Help

Looking for work can be a pretty stressful experience. We’ve pulled together a list of people, articles and websites to help you pull through. With a lot of help from the Greater Geelong Region we can get you back up on your feet again.


Most Australians have had some experience with anxiety, depression or a related disorder, whether they’ve experienced it themselves or had family, friends or work colleagues go through it. beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.

beyondblue takes a public health approach, which focuses on improving the health of the whole population, across the whole lifespan. We tailor approaches when working with specific population groups, and we work in a range of settings – including educational settings, workplaces, health services and online – in order to be accessible to as many people as possible.


Diversitat Employment Services

Diversitat Employment Services is a Geelong based organisation with experience in providing quality employment services to the local community for 17 years.

Job Services Australia (JSA)

Diversitat Employment Services is sub-contracted by Job Futures to deliver the Australian Government’s Job Services Australia program in the Geelong region.

As a JSA provider, Diversitat provides tailored services to assist job seekers to achieve their career goals. Eligible clients are allocated an Employment Advisor who will work with them on setting short and long term employment goals. We provide you with career assessment and counselling to help you work out a career path and develop a plan and work with you on the steps you’ll need to take to reach your goals. You may be eligible for funding to access a wide range pf pre and post-employment assistance.


Diversitat Financial Services

Financial Counselling is free service to assist people who experience problems with loans, credit cards and other debts.  We can provide you with advice and information, or assist you with speaking to your creditors, and advocate for you.  A Financial Counsellor is available each week day by phoning 52216044, or you can email by sending to [email protected].   Alternatively, if you are seeking information you can try the Money Help web site at:


Gforce Employment Solutions

Gforce Employment Solutions provides many options when recruiting and employing staff.

People @ Work are recruitment specialists specialising in professional and executive, permanent and temporary recruitment.

Further information regarding People @ Work’s services can be located via the Temporary Placements and Executive & Permanent buttons above or via their website

Staffing Solutions is the holder of a Federal Government Job Services Australia contract to assist those referred from Centrelink looking for work.


Good Money

Good Money Geelong offers safe, affordable and responsible financial services for people on low incomes who are otherwise excluded from mainstream financial services.

Good Money empowers their customers to make responsible and sustainable financial decisions that lead to greater social inclusion and long-term financial self-management. Good Money is a community finance initiative of NAB, Good Shepherd Microfinance and the Victorian Government.

We offer:

• No-interest and low-interest loans for essential goods and services.

• Savings plans

• Tips about buying energy-efficient products

For a confidential discussion, come and visit us in-store today or visit to find

out more.



Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line 13 11 14 about:

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Personal crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Stresses from work, family or society
  • Self-help information for friends and family

Lifeline is a national charity and relies on community support.
Donate online now or call 1800 800 768.

Each dollar you give helps us save lives.




MatchWorks is a community organisation with over 15 years’ experience supporting people to find work, and businesses to find staff.

MatchWorks commenced in 1998 in Geelong and west Melbourne with eight staff, offering services to around 1500 people looking for work. Today, MatchWorks has 400 staff supporting over 22,000 people looking for work

MatchWorks has a successful history of supporting people into employment as part of the Federal Government’s Job Services Australia (JSA) and Disability Employment Services (DES) contracts.

We believe the difference between us and a standard service is our willingness to go the extra mile. MatchWorks has a genuine commitment to supporting people and supporting the community where it operates.

For more information visit

Follow us on twitter @MatchWorksAU

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Mens Shed

The Australian Mens Shed Association is a member based organisation founded on the principle of sharing information freely between Sheds and those communities and organisations wishing to establish a Shed.

AMSA services are provided freely to registered and non registered sheds, Membership to the Association is FREE for all services excluding membership that includes our discounted Group Public Liability Insurance Scheme.

AMSA is a charitable not-for-profit association and is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. AMSA is the peak body representing Mens Sheds in Australia providing free practical support and assistance. With over 1000 Mens Sheds registered AMSA is now the largest Association in Australia focussed on male health and well-being.


St Laurence

Our goal is to help people gain skills and find jobs that last, as quickly as possible, particularly for people who have been unemployed for a long time or have a disability or barrier that makes it difficult to get a job or keep a job.

Our Employment Consultants treat you as an individual to help you decide what job is best for you (which might mean doing something you haven’t thought of before) and work with you to develop an individual plan to achieve your goal.

We have almost 20 years experience at successfully helping people prepare for work and find the right job – we have extensive local contacts and networks in the community to help you get that job!



Sage Institute of Child Care

Sage Institute of Child Care is a nationally accredited RTO and one of the most recognised names in Victorian tertiary education.  From industry-leading trainers, smaller class sizes and accelerated learning techniques to purpose-built facilities at its brand new campus in Moorabool St, no other Australian child care institute has tailored its curriculum to facilitate an immediate start to your new career with the same level of proficiency and professionalism. Sage helps to provide a superb practical placement experience through our Career Partner Network and post–course support for its students through our dedicated Career Agents.

The Sage curriculum includes our Vet Fee-Help approved Diploma of Child Care.

Sage Institute of Child Care – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career.


Sage Institute of Aged Care

Sage Institute of Aged Care is a nationally accredited RTO and offers first class, government-funded aged care courses on a full- and part-time basis at its brand new, purpose built campus in Moorabool St, Geelong. Applying the same core teaching philosophies that has made Sage a leader in Victorian tertiary education, the Sage Institute of Aged Care blends the optimal mix of best practice academic theory from highly experienced teaching staff with over 120 hours of practical industry work placement experience at a facility that will match your personality profile and career aspirations.

The Sage aged care curriculum includes the nationally recognised Certificate III in Aged Care. Eligible students may qualify for State and Federal Government funding.

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