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Disability Services

Learning Disability Network Workshop

In 2019 Future Connect in partnership with Microsoft Australia ran a professional development workshop for teacher aides and teachers who work with students that have specific learning needs.  The workshop was conducted at the Microsoft Training Facility at Southbank on October 22.

The Microsoft trainer introduced the participants to software tools such as Immersive Reader & Speak Aloud that are freely available to Victorian schools in Windows 10 and Office 365.  The workshop was fully subscribed with 25 participants from government and catholic education schools within the Brimbank/Melton area attending.

The participants rated the workshop activity very high requesting a follow up workshop in 2020 to debrief on how people have used the strategies in the classroom with their students.  Microsoft have again agreed to partner with Future Connect to facilitate this request.  The 2020 Learning Disability Network Workshop  date will be advised in due course.

Disability Employment Services Links

If you have a disability you can access a specialised employment service called a Disability Employment Service (DES).  A DES can help people with a disability find work and keep a job.  There are two types of services available from a DES.

Disability Management Service-is for job seekers with a disability, injury or health condition who need assistance to find a job and occasional support from a DES provider to keep a job.

Employment Support Service-provides assistance to people with permanent disability who need regular, ongoing support to keep a job.

DES providers can be located in a variety of locations.  You can choose the one your prefer.

Disability Employment Service Providers
APM Employment Services45 Main Rd West St Albans 3021
APM Employment ServicesSuite 6, 2 Devonshire Rd Sunshine 3020
Ph: 9310 1553
APM Employment ServicesOffice 0103, Watergardens Town Centre, 399 Melton Highway Taylors Lakes 3038
Ph: 8358 2395
Campbell Page SunshineLevel 1, Suite 2,25-29 Devonshire Rd Sunshine 3020
Ph: 1300 139 920
Campbell Page Taylors LakesShop 0102 Level 1, 399 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes 3038
Ph: 1300 139 920
CVGTSydenham Neighbourhood House
Level 1, Station St Taylors Lakes
Ph: 13 28 48
CVGT1, 5 Devonshire Rd Sunshine 3020
Ph: 13 28 48
Gforce Employment & RecruitmentShop T43 Sunshine Plaza, 324-328 Hampshire Rd Sunshine
Ph: 1800 436 723
SYCGround Floor, 149 Anderson St Sunshine 3020
Ph: 9036 5375
SYCLevel 1, Office Precinct, 399 Melton Highway Watergardens
Ph: 7378-5700
MatchWorks SunshineShop T62, Sunshine Plaza, Service St Sunshine 3020 (opposite Dawson St)
Ph: 9312-2200
MAX Employment10/2 Devonshire Rd Sunshine 3020
Ph: 1800 603 503
MAX EmploymentLB101, Level 1, 479a Station St Taylors Lakes 3038
Ph: 1800 603 503
MatchWorks St Albans358-360 Main Road West St Albans 3021
Ph: 9367-8000
Octec Limited St AlbansSuite 12, 30-32 East Esplanade St Albans 3020
Ph: 9366 6910
Octec Limited SunshineSuite 4, 2 Devonshire Rd Sunshine 3020
Ph: 9311 7250
ORS Employment Solutions SunshineSuite 6, 2 Devonshire Rd Sunshine 3020
Ph: 1800 000 677
Uniting (Wesley Employment Services)Level 1, 24 Devonshire Rd Sunshine 3020
Ph: 13 26 37
WCIG-SunshineShop 2, 27-35 Clarke St Sunshine 3020
Ph: 9311-9411
WCIG-St Albans352A Main Rd West, St Albans 3021
Ph: 9364-6199
APM Employment Services47 Bakery Square Melton 3337
Ph: 9747-2061
AtWork Australia (Outreach service, check for opening times)Units 3-5, 8 & 9, 3 Alexandra St Melton
Ph: 1300 080 856
atWork Australia (Outreach service, check for opening times)Office 9, Level 1, Brookside Central, Federation Way Caroline Springs
Ph: 1300 080 856
Campbell Page26 Exford Rd Melton South 3338
Ph: 1300 139 920
CVGT Suite 11, 3 Alexandra St Melton 3337
Ph: 13 28 48
Gforce Employment & RecruitmentMelton Central Community Centre, 239 Station Road Melton 3337
Ph: 8747-1903
SYC45 Bakery Square Melton 3337
Ph: 9036 5325
MatchWorksShop L2,Woodgrove Shopping Centre, High St Melton 3337
Ph: 9746-6344
MAX Employment (Outreach service, check for opening times)C/-Sarina Russo, 260-262 High St Melton
Ph: 1800 603 503
Octec Limited MeltonR34 Woodgrove Shopping Centre, 533-555 High St Melton 3337
Ph: 8798 9572
Uniting MeltonSuite 9, 3 Alexandra St Melton 3337
Ph: 9747-2321
WCIG51 Bakery Square Melton 3337
Ph: 9743-0189
JobFindOffices In Airport West, Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Craigieburn & Sunbury
Ph: 1800 113 233

Carers Support Link

Vocational Support for Carers is a government funded program that provides increased support in the area of education, training, volunteer work, employment and up-skilling, whilst allowing the carer to maintain their caring role.  Click on the attachment below for further information:

Vocational Support for Carers

Training for people with disabilities


Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services Ph: 8746-1000, 239 Station Rd Melton

WCIG Melton Ph: 9743-0189, 51 Bakery Square Melton


genU Training Ph: 9311-0777, 20 Hertford Rd Sunshine-Formerly Karingal Training

WCIG Sunshine Ph: 9311-9411, Shop 2, 27-35 Clarke St Sunshine

WCIG St Albans Ph: 9364-6199, 352A Main Rd West, St Albans

Information about government disability services

Centrelink Ph: 13 24 90
Department of Health & Human Services (direct connection to regional intake and response service) Ph: 1300 650 172

National Disability Coordination Officer (Western Melbourne) Deakin University: (03) 5227 1100

National Disability Insurance Scheme:

Other Disability Service Providers

Other Disability Service Opportunities
Mambourin Enterprises1 Collins St Melton 3337
Merrimu ServicesCnr Kurunjang Drive & Walsingham Crescent Melton 3337
114 McKenzie St Melton 3336
9971 2118
Melton Regional Industries-
Garden & Horticultural Maintenance, Food
10 Production Rd Melton 3337
Ph: 9747-3611
Sunshine Other:
Mambourin Enterprises50 Standford St Sunshine 3020
9364 7999
Head Office: 2/135 Derrimut Drive Derrimut 3030
TEAM (Horticulture)2A Station St Coburg 3058
Ph: 1300 514 827

Careers Information and Resources for young people with disabilities

Careers Information and Resources for Young People with Disabilities
AccessAppsOffers over 50 free assistive technology applications that can make reading, writing, planning and other things easier.For more information and to download Accessapps:
DisAbilityconnections (Victoria)Formerly the Western Regional Disability Network (WRDN) this is a network of over 1,000 people with disabilities, their carers/families, service providers, government adn community. Membership is free to anyone who shares a passion for disability
Disability support at UniversityAll Universities and TAFEs have disability support staff to assist, such as Victoria University's Disability Liaison
JobAccessCan provide you and your employer with information about support in the workplace, including financial assistance available to help with modifications, equipment or support you may
Metro Access OfficerCouncils employ a Metro Access Officer whose job it is to assist people with disabilities in accessing information and services in their council area.
Brimbank: Ph: 9249-4451
Melton: Ph: 9747-7358
Willing and Able Mentoring Program (WAM)Connects job seekers and students with mentors in their field of