Since 1989 Workways Australia has grown from being a small community-based organisation in regional Victoria to a large, dynamic not-for-profit organisation operating across Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and Queensland. True to its mission, Workways remains one of the highest performing employment services providers in the country, and now delivers jobactive, Disability Employment Services (ESS and DMS), Transition to Work, ParentsNext, Springboard, the Gippsland East Mentoring Program, the Jobs Victoria Employment Network, Worker Transition, the Youth Crime Prevention Mentoring Service, NSW Environmental Trust/Landcare projects and Labour Hire and Recruitment services.
In 2013 Workways merged with two not-for-profit organisations, EnviTE Inc. based in North Coast NSW (for more information about EnviTE click here), and Job Futures SEQ in South Eastern Queensland joined the Workways group in 2014. In 2015, the group was then joined by Advance Personnel Canberra (for more information about Advance click here) who is the largest Disability Employment Services provider in the ACT region. These mergers resulted in an overall expansion of services into Northern NSW, South East and Far North Queensland and the ACT.
.As an organisation, Workways continues to deliver programs and services that assist those most in need within our community to successfully transition into the workforce. We also work closely with businesses and industry partners to meet their immediate and long term workforce needs. This includes:
- provision of tailored, highly supportive, employment assistance to individuals seeking employment;
- working with business and industry to design industry specific training relevant to their changing industry needs;
- development of directed recruitment supports to business and industry;
- development of long term workforce solutions to attract skilled people to growing industries;
- development of Social Enterprise Intermediary Labour Market businesses that offer supported employment and a smooth transition into mainstream employment;
- development of targeted employment programs aimed at ensuring business and industry can attract and retain employees from key social groups including Indigenous people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, those with disabilities and young people.
To deliver positive economic, social and environmental benefits to the community by enabling people to participate in the workforce, develop their potential and contribute to society.
Engaged communities: connecting people to opportunities.
We ensure all points of views are respected and considered.
We are committed to human rights and social responsibility.
We avoid blaming individuals, acknowledging that most people are well-meaning.
We treat others with dignity and fairness.
We work with one another without manipulation.
We work with one another with enthusiasm and appreciation.
We do what we say we will do.
We take responsibility for our actions.
We communicate in an open, genuine manner.
We conduct ourselves in an ethical and professional manner.
We proactively look for opportunities for improvement.
We strive for excellence and quality in everything we do.
We are prepared to try different ways.
We appropriately challenge the status quo.
We anticipate our customers’ changing needs.
We acknowledge that we do make mistakes and that we learn from them.
We adapt to change.
We work proactively to address issues.
We can be counted on to deliver even in difficult circumstances.
We have a positive attitude and tackle every job with enthusiasm.
We respect each others’ opinions and listen attentively.
We actively contribute and share responsibility for results.
We share information with each other and look to how we can better assist.
We acknowledge the different skills and experiences that we have as part of a team.
Workways Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and pays respect to the Elders past and present.