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Nicole Findlay of WISE awarded national Excellence in Indigenous Employment Award

WISE Employment helps employers to find the right staff, and job seekers to find meaningful work via Disability Employment Services and jobactive employment programs. Our offices will close 23 December 2016 12:30pm, and re-open 3 January 2017.

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WISE Employment helps you find the right staff, and provides ongoing support. Our services are free to eligible businesses. We have great people from diverse backgrounds who are ready to start work now. Your business may qualify for wage subsidies when you appoint staff in ongoing roles. Call WISE Employment on 1800 685 105.

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We can help you find a job

If you have been out of work for a day, months or years, we can help. We get to know you so we can carefully tailor our services to your specific training, health and living needs. We empower you with the skills and confidence to get and keep meaningful work.

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We help you build your skills through training

Our training courses help you build the skills you need to get and keep a job or to improve your life. Training courses include daily life skills, resume writing, interview techniques and certificates in business, hospitality and retail.

Interskills Training (RTO 6653) is the training arm of WISE Employment. Please visit Interskills for training courses and training-related information.

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WISE Employment assists over 10,000 eligible job seekers into jobs each year. We have 28 main offices and 32 outreach offices across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. 

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Nicole with Martin Hehir, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Employment (who presented her with the award) and Sally Sinclair, NESA CEO. :will open new window

Nicole Findlay of WISE awarded national Excellence in Indigenous Employment Award

Nicole Findlay, WISE Employment’s Senior Project Officer, Indigenous Pathways, was announced as the winner of the inaugural Excellence in Indigenous Employment Award at the prestigious NESA National Employment Awards for Excellence, now in their 12th year. For almost 20 years, Nicole has worked alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country, creating programmes, policies and projects to boost employment. She co-founded, and for the past eight years has coordinated, the widely acclaimed Northern Indigenous Employment (NIE) partnership in inner north Melbourne. There are now 47 NIE-partner businesses that operate best practice Aboriginal employment strategies thanks to Nicole’s dedication. Nicole has just completed a successful pilot of a suite of specific strategies she developed to increase employment rates for Indigenous people throughout Victoria. WISE Employment is now rolling out Nicole’s initiative across their Northern Territory sites.

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WISE Employment provides NDIS support services in Devonport, Hobart and Launceston, Tasmania. :will open new window

WISE Employment provides NDIS supports in Tasmania

WISE Employment is registered to provide National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports to people aged 15-24 via its offices in Devonport, Hobart and Launceston, who all also offer employment assistance to people who have a disability. We welcome the opportunity to deliver additional services and support over and above employment to people with disability, including social assistance in daily activities, community engagement, and public transport training.

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Joe (left) with WISE Employment Auburn employment consultant Mick (right) :will open new window

From barista to manager, Joe brews obstacles into success

Experiencing ongoing health conditions, Joe first came to WISE Employment Auburn after an extended period of unemployment as a result of being in and out of hospital. When WISE found him the opportunity to work as a barista at Sydney’s mobile coffee company Grab a Cino he jumped at the offer. The role was the perfect fit for someone who loves having a chat while seeing in action the happiness good coffee brings. Since starting work, things have changed dramatically for Joe, who, within just three months, went from making 180 coffees a day to being promoted to manager and is now responsible for a team of around four staff members.

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Zak (right) with employer Michael. Zak fled persecution in Afghanistan to find a new life and a new home in Australia.  :will open new window

Working means Zak can give back to his new community

Zak fled persecution in Afghanistan to find a new life and a new home in Australia. After being on WISE Employment's books for just four days, Zak landed a role with a small food manufacturing and distribution company arranged by WISE Employment Dandenong team member Diane. “I could tell Zak was a good soul, with a tough story. He just needed an employer who would give him a chance." After being promoted several times in his three years with the company, he is now Assistant Production Manager. Zak says that working has made him happier, given him a purpose, allowed him to send money to his family, to study and to support his community by starting a soccer team for refugees in Dandenong. He has a dream to one day start his own business.

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Sharon (left) from Interskills Training with former student Sandra who found work in aged care following SEE language, literacy and numeracy training. :will open new window

Interskills training kick-starts aged care career for Sandra

Former Interskills Training student Sandra had not set foot in a classroom for nearly 30 years until she successfully completed an aged care qualification in July. Thanks to collaboration between registered training organisations Interskills Training and Equals International, she completed her Cert III in Aged care, supported by language, literacy and numeracy skills via the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) training program. After 20 years as a foster-carer she was looking for a change but didn’t know what direction to take. She hasn’t looked back since taking the course which has kick-started her career in aged care, an industry she describes as perfect for her. 

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