Take the guesswork out of navigating your career options. The specialist team at the Swinburne Skills and Jobs Centre can provide you with the clarity and skills to help you make better career decisions, and better life decisions.
Whether you’re entering or re-entering the workforce, training, re-skilling, or looking to completely change careers, make us your first stop in the process – you don’t need to be a Swinburne student either, we help everyone! Plus, you can talk to us as few or as many times as you like.
Custom-fit career advice for anyone, anytime
Our focus is always you and your career, with tailored services and support to help you get the job that’s right for you. We don’t tell you what to do – it’s your career after all. But we do provide you with pathways, options, skills and knowledge that will benefit you now and into the future.
A small sample of our services include:
- Individual career consultations / counselling
- Résumé and cover letter assistance
- Job matching for apprentices
- Job search and information on employment trends
- Interview skills
- Training and course information
- Links to local community learning and referral services
- Tailored workshops
We also run regular workshops from interview skills and updating your résumé to finding an apprenticeship and preparing for further education, and more! Check out our events page for upcoming sessions.
"The Skills and Jobs Centre's career advisor provided me with excellent guidance in terms of my career goals and pathways available to me. I received amazing advice and support around how to best structure my résumé, which resulted in me getting my first job in the healthcare field and on my way to becoming a paramedic. I am very grateful to the Skills and Jobs Centre as they are a wealth of knowledge in this area."
Jacob , Patient transport officer
So, who do we help, really?
No matter who you are, what your background, or where you come from, we can help you.
Every day we assist:
- Apprentices and trainees
- Unemployed or retrenched workers
- Parents returning to work
- New immigrants and refugees
- Anyone seeking a career change
- Employers and industry
- Prospective and current students
We know our local community
Our dedicated Industry Engagement Advisors work closely with local business and industry to track training and employment opportunities. With our support and guidance, we help them become better employers to help you get better jobs. We service local communities throughout Melbourne’s east and outer-eastern suburbs.
“My client came out of the meeting glowing and with a new sense of purpose and direction."
“They were able to focus on the young person's strengths and were understanding of their needs."
“They helped my client to build a résumé. My client was offered three interviews after that."
“They explored different study pathways for my client. They’re now studying and loving it!”
Maroondah Council Youth Team
Are you an employer who’d like access to a large pool of prospective apprentices and workers?
Are you a prospective or out-of-trade apprentice looking for job opportunities in industry-specific trades?
Did you know apprentice or trainee employers could be eligible for a wage subsidy?
To assist with Australia’s economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing a Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy to support employers who engage a new apprentice or trainee.
Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the commencing or recommencing apprentice or trainee’s gross wage paid for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7000 per quarter.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses
Check if you’re eligible for Victorian Government-subsidised training. If so, you can access the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative to have your tuition fees covered when you study an approved course.
Learn Local offers a range of programs that can help you return to study, improve your reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new.
Where we are
Come and visit us at Croydon campus, Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm (closed public holidays) or by appointment at Wantirna campus.
Ask for an appointment and/or call back
Ready to take the next step?
The Swinburne Skills and Jobs Centre can provide the know-how to help you move ahead.
Contact us on +61 3 9726 1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org to consult with one of our caring and friendly career professionals.