Worklink

Worklink is a community focused, not for profit organisation that has been successfully assisting regional Western Australians to ‘learn, work, grow’ since 1988. We have offices in Albany, Esperance and Kalgoorlie.Worklink is a community focused, not for profit organisation that has been successfully assisting regional Western Australians to ‘learn, work, grow’ since 1988. We have offices in Albany, Esperance and Kalgoorlie.

We provide FREE* career guidance services to help our clients to identify, plan and then reach their potential in the workforce. Our Career Centre consultants support our clients to create effective resumes and job applications that bring out their best and prepare them for that vital interview. We work alongside key community organisations and employers across the Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance to link our clients to the many possibilities available across these regions. Our services are available as an individual or as part of group workshops. The Career Centre is a service funded by the Department of Training & Workforce Development.

As a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation, we customise training for individuals, groups and businesses with a focus on business and retail studies.

Our scope:

  • SIR20212 Certificate II in Retail Services (superseded)
  • SIR30212 Certificate III in Retail Operations (superseded)
  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business Services
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business Services
  • BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business Services

We also pride ourselves in providing accessible, supported and engaging training solutions for a wide range of audiences in particular for young people, job seekers and people with disabilities.

Our training is delivered in a range of non-traditional class-room based settings and our qualified trainers work closely with the individual student groups to engage and support them in their learning, life skills and communication. Our focus is on ensuring our students, trainees and careers’ customers are supported while assisting them to reach their individual goals.

(* Under certain circumstances resumes writing can incur a fee)

OUR VISION:

Leaders in regional workforce preparation, transition and development to assist our clients to attain their goals.

OUR MISSION:

Delivering customised services to assist people in our communities to Learn, Work and Grow.

OUR VALUES:

  • Client focused
  • Professionalism, integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Partnership and teamwork
  • Result orientated and innovative

Contact

Telephone: (08) 9841 7741
Fax: (08) 9842 5070
Email: [email protected]

Visit

3/15 Peels Place
Albany WA 6330

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Friday: 8.30 am – 3.00 pm

Contact

Telephone: (08) 9071 6862
Email: [email protected]

Visit

17, 75-79 Dempster Street
Esperance WA 6450

Office Hours

Monday to Wednesday: 8.30 am – 4.00pm

Contact

Telephone: (08) 9022 7551
Email: [email protected]

Visit

Suite 5, 158-160 Egan Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Friday: 8.30 am – 3.00 pm

  • One on one career guidance & group workshops
  • Assistance in developing resume’s & seeking employment
  • Information on training and employment options
  • Free computer access for job search activities
  • Assistance with job applications, selection criteria & interviews
  • Traineeships – Traineeships are structured on the job training programs that may be in the workplace or school based
  • Room Hire (various training/meeting rooms available
  • Broadband for Seniors – This program provides a friendly and secure environment for over 50’s to access free computer training and an internet connection
  • Word Processing – Assistance in putting a document together, typing up information, converting different files, photocopying and publishing
  • Tailored Training – Range of nationally accredited and non-accredited training courses for individuals, groups or businesses, held at our, modern facilities, your workplace or through self-paced study

Our scope:

  • SIR20212 Certificate II in Retail Services (superseded)
  • SIR30212 Certificate III in Retail Operations (superseded)
  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business Services
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business Services
  • BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business Services

Future Moves Program

This program has been revised and streamlined to embrace 5 workshop activities that are suited to years 9 – 12.  The program includes:

  1. Career Planning
    • Preparing for life after school (includes an  introduction  to the  concept of career planning and the SODI Model, Self-Awareness, Opportunity Awareness, Decision Making and Implementation)
    • Building your personality profile – (using the well-established 5 Minute  Personality Profile) The session will highlight the link between the student’s likes and dislikes and their relation to occupational choice
  2. Researching your career using the  WA Careers Resource Centre (computer lab session)
    • This session provides participants with an opportunity to start researching their own job ideas and to access up to date and relevant career information. It also includes an opportunity to complete the Careers Centre online skills assessment
  3. Post school options – The value of VET and Higher Education
    • To increase participants understanding of Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education. The session focuses on local VET opportunities, pathways to university, University entrance requirements and the types of programs and courses available.
  4. An introduction to job search and developing employability skills
    This session highlights:

    • The different ways participants can access  employment opportunities
    • The importance of developing the 8 key employability skills employers require (as identified by the Australian Chamber of commerce and Industry)
    • A brief introduction to resumes and cover letters
  5. Developing a Career Action Plan and course review – computer lab session
    • Introduces the concept of career action planso Provides participants with the opportunity to start completing their own action plan

Work Experience Preparation

This workshop focuses on the importance of work experience, what employers look for are, and the value of developing new skills

Post Work Experience Review

Reflection on the work placement, skills developed, workplace learning, future planning and goal setting, incorporating experiences into a resume

Preparing for the workplace (specifically for young people)

  • A young person’s rights and responsibilities in the work place
  • Managing conflict in the workplace

Job Interview Skills

Gain the confidence and knowledge to perform at your best in the job interview. This workshop covers everything you need to know about how to prepare, how to perform, and how to follow up after the interview

Create a Resume and Cover Letter

Learn how to promote yourself and gain the employers’ full attention through developing a tailored and powerful resume and cover letter

How to Address Key Selection Criteria

This workshop will teach you how to effectively address key selection criteria and help you develop the skills you need to be successful with job applications.

Job Seeking Skills

Find out what you need to do to be successful with your job seeking. This workshop will provide you with practical tips and offer you ongoing support.

Computer Basics and Job Applications

If you do not feel confident in using a computer to assist you in your job applications and job hunting, then this course if for you. Learn how to apply some of the key computing skills like using word processing skills to create great resumes and letters, apply for jobs online with confidence, store and retrieve your files, and surf the internet for job vacancies.

Networking and Cold Calling

Discover how to tap into the hidden job market by developing new skills in networking and cold calling

Employability Skills

Find out what employers are looking for, learn about the modern labour market, and analyse the employability skills you already possess.

Pardelup Prison Farm

We deliver a transition program that covers topics such as money management, employment skills, and basic computer skills.

Career Genogram

A workshop that looks at your family history in terms of its career history. How do your career decisions fit with those of your family?

Personality Assessments (Accredited users of MBTI step I and II)

Discover more about yourself and others and learn how to apply this knowledge to career management and decision making.

Careers Team

Andy

Andy Fay
Careers Manager

Certificate in Training and Assessment
Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Guidance
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Fine Art
Accredited Administrator for MBTI step I & II
Accredited Administrator of Strong Interest Inventory

Liz FayLiz Fay
Career Consultant

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Humanities
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
Graduate Diploma in Careers Education & Guidance
Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment

Beth KirklandBeth Kirkland
Career Consultant

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate IV in Career Development
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Fine Art
Graduate Diploma in Distance Education

Kirsty Anderson
Career Consultant

Graduate Certificate in Career Development
Graduate Certificate in Primary Training
Master of Arts (Honours) in French Language and Literature

Sally PambergerSally Pamberger
Career Consultant

Certificate IV in Career Development
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie

Rod Murphy
Career Consultant

Certificate IV in Career Development (working towards)
Certificate IV in Employment Services (working towards)
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training

Paul PrattPaul Pratt
Career Consultant

Certificate IV in Employment Services (working towards)
Certificate IV in Education Support (working towards)

Training Team

Leanne Marsden
Training Manager

Certificate IV in Business
Diploma in Work Health and Safety
Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education

Justine Grey
Trainer & Assessor

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate in Conservation and Land Management
Certificate III in Health Service Assistance

Andy Davis
Trainer & Assessor

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Eddie Rist
Trainer & Assessor

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate IV in Business
Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate IV in Project Management

Bronwyn Johnston
Trainer & Assessor

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Diploma in Education Support
Certificate II in Community Services
Certificate in Child Studies and understanding children