Support and Employment Resources
If you would like to have a conversation about what study and employment support options are open to you as a carer, please call us on 9433 3744 or at email@example.com.
If you would like to have your say in what supports and activities we should include in the Carers Hub, please fill out this short survey.
Further information about support options are available via the below links.
Support for Carers
Carers Victoria - Carers Victoria is the statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers
Carers Gateway - Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers.
Carers Collective - A free local carer peer support group in Nillumbik and the northeast, made for carers, by carers.
Carer Card program - Various discounts and concessions. Includes concession fares and free weekend travel on public transport. Recently expanded to give carers the same discounts as Senior Card holders.
Employment and Job Readiness
Jobs Victoria supports people looking for work and connects employers with the staff they need. They provide free information, advice and support in person, online, and on the phone.
- Jobs Victoria Advocates Program - Our team of Jobs Victoria Advocates are out and about in communities throughout Victoria. They can connect you to support, training and resources to help you find a job.
- Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors - Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors provide guidance to people who are looking for work or seeking a career change.
- Jobs Victoria Mentors - Jobs Victoria Mentors help people to become work-ready and find a job that suits them, they also connect employers with local candidates.
- Jobs Victoria online hub - The Jobs Victoria online hub matches people who are ready to work with employers who are looking for skilled and talented workers. When you register, you will receive job alerts that match your skills, experience and location.
Need help with finding employment, education or training? Banyule's Jobs Victoria Advocates can help you with localised information and support to finding meaningful employment. The new Jobs Victoria Advocate program aims to help people to connect in with localised employment, education and training support.
To find out more or to connect with one of Banyule's Jobs Advocates, visit https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/jobshelp
How can I refer someone?
You can refer a job seeker or self-refer to Banyule City Council Advocates by:
Reconnect Program - The program assists participants to overcome the barriers preventing them from engaging in education, training and employment and provides support into further study or employment pathways.
Who can access Reconnect 2021? Learners referred to Reconnect 2021 must be:
- Young people aged between 17- 19 years not engaged in education or training for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week).
- Mature participants aged between 20-64 years; Unemployed for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week) and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week).
- Young people (17 to 24 years of age) who have been, or are currently on, Youth Justice Orders.
- Asylum Seekers
Melbourne Polytechnic Skills and Job Centre – the centre provides expert advice on training and employment opportunities. The centre is a community resource, funded by the state government. Our staff support people with their careers and match industry with skilled employees. Anybody can make an appointment to meet with our experienced advisors. There are no eligibility requirements. Contact them here.
Healthability - provide respite supports and activities, either in your home, in the community or based in our centre that are tailored to your needs and the needs of the person you care for.
Merri Health - Merri Carer Services works in partnership with carers and offers a range of supports, services and activities to strengthen your wellbeing and the wellbeing of the person you are caring for. They provide respite and emergency respite services.
Travellers Aid - We are providing respite for unpaid carers who look after parents, partners, adult children, or other family members, so that they can have some time out to attend to their own personal needs such as a medical appointment, go shopping or just to have a rest. Our screened and trained volunteers or staff, can accompany recipients of the service to and from attractions, events, appointments or other day-to-day activities on public transport. This free service functions either as an added support for the Carer or as the replacement Carer.
Childcare - This subsidy provides free childcare for carers. It can be used for pre-school or for before/after school care and holiday programs for primary school children. No income or activity test required.