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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.


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MatchWorks Peninsula Jobs Festival a success

Frankston region job seekers and employers connected at the first MatchWorks Peninsula Jobs Festival organised in partnership with CWA Employment Services.

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Media release - Valued Community Award Winner

Soon to be resident of Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village, Lynette Denbesten was presented with the Veteran Community Award at the recent Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.

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A dream come true for Drisana

For Drisana Thornhill, it was incredibly important that she move into a new home with her dog Roxy, before she loses more of her vision.

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Culinary class on show

Budding chefs got a taste of what it was like to present a restaurant-quality three-course menu during the 'Y' Chef Cooking Challenge.

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Colleen a class above

Karingal Participate manager Colleen Kennedy believes the Leaders for Geelong program has given her valuable insights into how she can continue to develop as a leader.

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NDIS rollout: Karingal ready to support expansion

Karingal is preparing to expand its services following the historical announcement of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout plans for Victoria.

As announced on September 16, the scheme will be introduced progressively across the state over the next three years, starting 1 July 2016.


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Top honour for Irene at NESA Awards

MatchWorks Indigenous Employment Consultant Irene Sazdov took home a national award at the prestigious National Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence gala dinner, held September 28.

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Karingal Foundation event season begins: Musicians and golfers unite for a great cause

Karingal Foundation event season begins: Musicians and golfers unite for a great cause.

The Music To A Tee 2015-16 season has been announced with some of Australia's finest musicians performing for Karingal. In the lead-up to the major Hundred Hole Hike and Music to A Tee on January 22, some incredible acts will take to the stage.

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From the CEO: Thanks for the warm welcome

It's been more than three months since I started as Karingal's Chief Executive Officer - and hasn't the time flown.

I would like to thank you all - staff, clients, families, Board members, business partners and community leaders - for welcoming me into the organisation. In a short amount of time I have seen first-hand how friendly and compassionate the Karingal community is, and I'm honoured to be a part of it.

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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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