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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.

 

Latest News

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Premier opens Karingal Kommercial Facility

Karingal Kommercial welcomed special guest, Premier of Victoria Dr Denis Napthine, to open its state-of-the-art facility that provides ongoing employment opportunities for people with a disability. 

Pictured: Karingal Board Chair Rod Payne unveils the plaque with Premier Napthine

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A crucial period for MatchWorks

MatchWorks is in the midst of an exciting yet challenging period that will help shape the organisation's growth.

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Legendary artist Archie Roach to perform for Karingal’s Music to a Tee

Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach is the latest musician to join Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.

Pictured: Music to a Tee poster featuring Archie Roach, Gina Williams and Guy Ghoose

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Rabby and Andy finalists in NESA awards

A MatchWorks employee and a former job seeker have been recognised at this year's prestigious National Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence gala dinner, held on 28 July.

Pictured: Rabby (back row, fourth from left) and Andy (third from right) at the gala dinner

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A landmark decision for supported housing

The City of Greater Geelong's decision to donate land in Ocean Grove to a supported housing project is welcome news for people with a disability.

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Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain Injury Awareness Week (BIAW) 2014 was action-packed for Karingal ARCsupport, which played its role in raising awareness of acquired brain injuries (ABIs).

Pictured: Leona Jones and Aileen McKechnie

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Virginia keeps in touch

Virginia Harris lives 400 kilometres away from her parents but that hasn't stopped the McAllister House resident from connecting with her family.

Pictured: Virginia using Skype on her iPad

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): A Karingal Update October

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): A Karingal update October

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MatchWorks helps Judy turn her life around

Depressed, kicked out of home, separated from her beloved children and sleeping in her car - when Judy Witcomb reflects on where she was, she finds it hard to believe her transformation.

Pictured: Judy Witcomb

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal NDIS Forum for Staff and Participants Wednesday, 5 November, 2014, 10:00 AM The aim of this forum is to share information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hopefully dismiss some fears and misunderstandings. Featuring guest presenter Jacqui Pierce and Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC) representatives.
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2014 Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 21 November, 2014 The annual Karingal Big Night Out is a popular dinner dance event that unites all Karingal corporate business partners, staff, board members, Karingal participants, their family and friends in an all-inclusive celebration.
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Music to a Tee featuring Archie Roach Friday, 12 December, 2014, 7:00 PM Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach will perform at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on Friday December 12 for Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.
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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. 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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Training

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

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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