Our programs

Our education, training and employment programs help people who have had limited access to learning, training and job opportunities.

Our work includes:

  • African-Australian Inclusion Program: in partnership with National Australia Bank, we offer paid work placements to qualified African Australians who struggle to find employment due a lack of local work history
  • Jesuit Community College: our College, a Registered Training Organisation, provides accredited and pre-accredited training to people with barriers to mainstream education each year
  • Artful Dodgers Studios: our professional art practitioners provide art and music training to young people experiencing complex disadvantage
  • Live Training Environments: our social enterprise café, The Green at St Columbs, and our Kitchen Garden Project provide organic food production, kitchen, food handling and customer service skills to long-term unemployed people in a commercial hospitality environment
  • Workplace Inclusion Program: through our valued Workplace Partners, we match people facing barriers to employment with employers
  • Just Leadership: an initiative designed to develop the leadership capacity of individuals, organisations and communities in ways that contribute to building a more just and compassionate society – sign up to receive Just Leadership Daily Reflections by email.

What we do

  • We provide practical, hands-on programs to help people learn and train
  • We support people to take up employment opportunities
  • We offer alternative options for people on the edge of mainstream education

Why we do it

We know that people can have limited access to learning, training and employment opportunities.

Some people have left school early; others may have exited prison. Some people come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and haven’t studied or found work in Australia.

These groups of people can find mainstream education daunting or hard to connect with.

That’s why we provide a range of alternative education options to help people gain skills in a supportive and welcoming environment.