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partnership and choice


Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.


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City Pathways combines wellness and employment

Melbourne City Football Club and MatchWorks launched their third employment program collaboration this week - City Pathways.
City Pathways assists people to gain a holistic approach to managing wellness and links this with their approach to finding work.

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Jess Trengove inspires guests at MatchWorks breakfast

More than 40 employers, community representatives and Employment Department officials enjoyed an inspiring talk from Olympic marathon runner Jess Trengove at a MatchWorks business breakfast in Adelaide.

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Youth employment programs kick off in Queensland

MatchWorks launched two youth employment programs in Queensland this week, aimed at helping young people build their confidence and skills ahead of gaining ongoing employment.

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Aspiring leaders share ideas at Eastern Hub

Aspiring leaders throughout Karingal participated in the Introducing Great Leadership Program at Eastern Hub yesterday.
The blended learning program was aimed at providing participants with an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and gain a better understanding of their capabilities as leaders.

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MatchWorks disability employment sites deliver results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received their performance results for the end June 2016 Star Rating period.

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Standing up to bullying

Taking a stand against bullying was the talking point at Karingal Training's Werribee office after a visit from Brodie's Law founders Damien and Rae Panlock on Tuesday 6 September.

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Melbourne business supports transformed job seeker

Melbourne's Justin Andrews has put his troubled past behind him after reconnecting with employment with help from MatchWorks and Karingal Training.

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Young Werribee artist set to shine

Karingal Training Werribee student Penny Keomanivong says she's found the guidance she needed to set her artistic goals and find a path to success.

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Joining forces to restore mental health location

Karingal's mental health program, Transcend, will receive a much needed revamp to their Marshall location this Thursday 25 August thanks to GMHBA workplace volunteers.  

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal Participate Feedback & Information Session for Bellarine Peninsula Families and Carers Monday, 7 November, 2016 Karingal is always looking to improve the way we work and we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
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Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 18 November, 2016 Save the dates for the 2016 Karingal Big Night Out, which has The Roaring Twenties as this year's theme.
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Hundred Hole Hike 2017 Friday, 20 January, 2017, 5:00 AM The Hundred Hole Hike is on! Walk 100 holes of golf in a day to raise money for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or join us for an evening of music at Music to a Tee.
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For Individuals
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People with Mental Illness
Karingal's Transcend branch offers a range of flexible services for people with mental illness. Learn More
People who are frail aged
Karingal's services for older individuals and their families include respite, carer respite, assistance around the home and social support. Learn More
People who need training
Karingal delivers accredited and non-accredited training, provides supported employment and support people of all abilities to find work. Learn More
Youth Services
Karingal's Create Youth branch assists young people in transitioning into further education, training or employment. Learn More

For Businesses
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Catering and Gourmet Food

Kommercial offers delicious corporate catering for businesses throughout Geelong. Items include:

  • Hot and cold platters
  • Sandwiches, wraps and rolls
  • Drinks
  • Sweets including slices, biscuits and scones.

Gourmet food is also available at our Online Store. Range includes gourmet jams, chutneys, cordials and more!

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Finding Staff

MatchWorks is Victoria's largest employment services provider with over 14 years' experience. We offer services in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, from a total of 57 locations. If you need staff, MatchWorks provides a quality service to help you fill your employment vacancies FREE of charge.

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Karingal Training is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in a wide variety of training in the community services and employment service industries, as well as a range of vocational short courses. Karingal Training can work with you to tailor a course to your needs, at your office or a Karingal Training venue.

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Packaging, Landcare & Industrial Services

Outsourcing repetitive and time consuming tasks to Kommercial can provide your staff with more time to focus on dedicating their expertise to increasing the value of your business.

Services include, but are not limited to:

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Community Engagement

Karingal Foundation

Funds raised by the Karingal Foundation allow Karingal to build new facilities for people with a disability, develop new and innovative services and be involved in community projects that enrich the lives of people with a disability. 


BacLinks is an initiative of Karingal that specialises in educating, supporting and creating opportunities for businesses and community agencies from any sector to engage with each other for mutual benefit.

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