Job Seeker Programs

As part of the Skills and Jobs Centre at South West TAFE, we offer a range of job seeker programs to help you gain the skills to make you more employable.

If you’re a job seeker, returning to work, retrenched worker, apprentice, trainee or business looking for staff, our employment pathways hub, the South West Skills and Jobs Centre, has everything you need.

At our walk-in centres we will help you with career management, resume and cover letter writing and identifying training and employment opportunities. Our staff can help you choose the right career or training option, get you started on your new path, show you what supports are available or help your business find the right apprentice or trainee. We work with individuals, industry, business and the local community, so if you are looking to train or reskill, the South West Skills and Jobs Centre should be your first stop.

The South West Skills and Jobs Centre is not a Job Service Australia organisation but will provide:

  • Assistance with understanding your study options; TAFE study, university courses, apprenticeships, and traineeships.
  • Personal career planning, including the training and qualifications you’ll need to make a start or make a change.
  • Getting credit for your existing skills and experience through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • Learning about jobs in demand and employment trends.
  • Finding a job, including advice on preparing your resume and how to apply.
  • Access to other support services including financial advice or welfare assistance.

Located in the historic Courthouse at South West TAFE’s Warrnambool campus, the South West Skills and Jobs Centre offers the following job seeker programs to help you gain the skills to make you more employable:                                                   

WorkReady Program

Course code: VCALSEN001WR
Campus:
 Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Colac.
Study mode: Full-time
Commencement: Enrol any time
Length: 3 days a week for 26 weeks

You will learn a wide range of skills such as resume writing, career planning, communication, real-life skills and the world of work. The program includes a social enterprise project that will enable you to enhance and develop your team and negotiation skills, whilst tackling social/environmental/cultural/economic problems, and improving our local communities. WorkReady will
support you on your journey to further employment and help you realise your potential. It also offers you the opportunity to undertake work placement. This program is ideal if you have been out of the workplace for a while, or haven’t been in the workplace, are unsure of the career path you want to take. WorkReady training is designed to help you grow in your confidence and skills.

Youth Jobs Path-Employability Skills Training

Block One: Get Ready for Work
Block Two: Find Your Thing

Campus: Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Colac.
Study mode: Full-time
Commencement: Enrol any time
Block 1: 4 days a week for 3 weeks
Block 2: 4 days a week for 3 weeks

This is a free course for eligible job seekers.

These two blocks of three-week programs will help young, registered job seekers aged 15-24 years to increase their employability skills and become job ready. Get Ready for Work will help you learn communication, teamwork, time management, problem-solving and technology skills – all skills employers want. 
In the Find Your Thing, you will learn advanced job hunting skills, interview skills, resume writing and cover letter skills. Industry awareness experiences will also be provided to help you explore which industry is right for you.
On completion of these programs, you may enter an internship or paid role within an organisation. 

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

Campus: Warrnambool
Study mode: Full-time
Commencement: Enrol any time
Length: 26 weeks to 2 years

This is a free course for eligible job seekers.

South West TAFE’s SEE program offers a pathway to employment or further training, with assistance in reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills. SEE will develop your digital literacy and employability skills. You can use this program as a stepping stone towards a career or further study. Whilst building your language, literacy and numeracy skills, you will explore career path tasters in a range of study areas. You will be able to focus on the areas that you are seeking to improve. Eligibility criteria applies as this program is program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

The following courses are also available FREE to all eligible job seekers registered with a Job Active Provider through the SEE Program:

Find out more about how we can help you with skills for the workforce including free career advice, resume and cover letter writing and identifying training and employment opportunities at the Skills and Jobs Centre.