Australian Apprenticeship Program

Mas National

Mas National is an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider contracted by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment to support business, apprentices, trainees across Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania. There are multiple parts of this service, aimed to support both individuals and business owners:

  • Career coaching (Gateway Services)
  • Recruitment Services
  • Workforce development
  • Registration of Apprentices and Trainees (Universal service)
  • Ongoing support and mentoring (In Training Support services)
  • Incentive administration

Ph: 1300 627 648

Disability Employment Services (DES)

Youth Projects

Specialised Disability Employment Services

We have specialised vocational coaches that have the primary responsibility of working with a young person to tailor their pathway and eventually lead them into a sustainable employment opportunity.
Some of our key supports are:

  • Identify goals and vocational pathways through educated career advice and using a strengths-based approach with each young person
  • Write resumes, job interview preparation and teaching key employability skills
  • Seek out employment and work experience opportunities
  • Advocate and support external referrals
  • Work related licensing, clothing and training
  • Ongoing support while at work until a young person is comfortable to step away from services

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 16-25 years old
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a medical condition/disability
  • Have capacity to work 8 hours per week

Ph: 0430 675 393
Email: DES@youthprojects.org.au

Disability Employment Services (ESS)


Disability Employment Services (ESS) aids people with permanent disability and who need regular, ongoing support to find and keep a job.

Ph: 0438 921 252
Email: Lloyd.burnett@nss.org.au

Given the Chance Jobs Victoria (JV)

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Given the Chance Jobs Victoria employment program is an employment service for long term jobseekers or jobseekers that are not eligible for commonwealth services living in the Metro Northern, Metro South Eastern and Metro West areas of Melbourne and is delivered by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

This service is offered to a broad group of disadvantaged jobseekers including:

  • People seeking asylum
  • People from a refugee background
  • Long term unemployed more than 6 months
  • People who are aboriginal
  • Mature aged people (aged 50+)
  • Retrenched workers
  • Young people 15-24 (disengaged and not engaged in education, training or employment)
  • Youth justice clients
  • Single parents
  • People with a disability
  • Social housing tenants
  • Ex-offenders
  • Veterans and/or veterans families
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Low income (under employed)


  • At risk or currently long term unemployed (more than 6 months) or underemployed (12 hours or less a week)
  • Living in the Metro North of Melbourne in one of these six LGAs: Hume, Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Darebin, Moreland and Banyule.

You can apply in person, over the phone or via email.

Ph: 9422 5637
Email: jvennorth@bsl.org.au

Parents Next

The Brotherhood of St. Laurence

Parents Next is a pre-employment program that provides early intervention assistance to parents with young children

  • Parents Next supports parents to identify their education and employment goals and refers them to local activities
  • Parents Next applies to parental payment recipients across all age groups

This program is focused on reducing intergenerational unemployment and welfare dependency by gaining skills, building networks and reducing the risk of long term unemployment for parents.

Ph: 03 9422 5662

ReSource Youth Program

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

ReSource Youth Program works with young people 15-25 years old from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds to increase their skills and participation in education, volunteering, training employment and civic engagement opportunities.

Ph: 9422 5650

Specialised Disability Employment Services

Interact Australia

Specialised Program tailored for people with a Neurological disability, Acquired Brain injuries, Mental Health or Autism / Learning Disabilities. Program assists in career planning, skills development, job search support and in work support. The program also assists people already in work that may require additional assistance to maintain their employment due to a current disability or health condition. Program is highly flexible and works around the needs of the participants.
Program is a no cost service for eligible participants.

Eligibility: Australian Citizen, permanent resident or special class Visa Holder. Ages 15 to 65 (school students from year 11) and can work at last 8 hours per week.
As a specialist provider participant must have a Neurological disability, an Acquired Brain Injured, Mental Health condition or Autism / learning Disability.

Ph: 03 8650 7000

Stepping Stones to Small Business

The Brotherhood of St. Laurence

Stepping Stones to Small Business is a program tailored for women from refugee, migrant and asylum seeking backgrounds. It provides opportunities for women to achieve financial wellbeing through starting a small business, finding employment, training pathways, mentoring and support.

Stepping Stones to Small Business offers participants the opportunity to learn in an environment which is supportive, gender aware, friendly and actively reduces the barriers that prevent women from mainstream business training. English as an additional language (EAL) is supported.

Email: steppingstones@bsl.org.au

Transitions Program


NDIS participants who wish to transition to open employment through Disability Employment Services.

Eligibility: NDIS Registered

Ph: 0438 921 252
Email: lloyd.burnett@nss.org.au

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