Tenant Jobs

Welcome to our Jobs Hub.

Here you will find information about where to go to get help with your job search. Need help understanding your options? Give us a call on 1800 015 510.

Public Tenant Employment Program

The Public Tenant Employment Program (PTEP) helps people living in public housing get the hands-on experience and training they need to join the workforce.

The program provides a pathway for tenants who want to get a secure job, but may lack the skills or confidence to find work.

Employers and contractors who provide services to the Department of Health and Human Services lodge job vacancies with the program. These vacancies cover a wide range of jobs including:

  • Aged care
  • Office administration
  • Hospitality
  • Gardening
  • Construction
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance and security

The vacancies are then emailed to Work & Learning Centres and employment service providers who connect directly to tenants.

To be eligible for this program you must live in public housing or transitional housing and hold a concession or health care card.

How to apply – phone 1800 451 553. email ptep@dhhs.vic.gov.au, or visit your local Work & Learning Centre (info below).

Work & Learning Centres

Work and learning centres offer help with training, job hunting and advice.

Advisors will work with you to make a plan to help you find a job, taking into account your skills and experience.

The centres can give you training and even opportunities for work experience. They can also give you support once you’ve started a new job.

Some of the activities available at each centre include:

  • Computer classes

  • Skills-assessment sessions

  • Advice on resume preparation, interview techniques and personal presentation
  • Workshops on Australian workplace culture

Find your closest Work & Learning Centre on the Brotherhood of St Lawrence website here.

Learn Local

There are 300 Learn Local organisations across Victoria. They offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet different learning needs.

Learn Local can help you return to study, improve your reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new.

To find out more, check out the Learn Local website here.

Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria provides tailored services to support Victorians facing barriers to employment and connects them with the jobs they want.

There are Jobs Victoria partners available throughout Victoria who help jobseekers get job-ready through mentoring, training and development.

If you are facing challenges finding work, search for your closest Jobs Victoria Partner here.

Victorian Skills Gateway

This is an online one-stop-shop for vocational education and training. It is the best place to start looking for a course and training provider to meet your needs.

To find out more, check out the website here.

Reconnect Program

The Reconnect program offers individual, wrap around support to plan your return to education, as a pathway to getting the job you want.

Reconnect advisors conduct a holistic assessment of an individual’s circumstances and discuss goals and aspirations, as well as provide career advice and guidance, and help with enrolment into training courses.

Reconnect can also help with referral to services such as health care, financial or legal services, and can also help contribute financially towards the costs of further education.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be aged between 17-64 at the time of registration
  • Not be currently engaged in education or training
  • Not have completed Year 12 or equivalent (i.e. Certificate II or above)
  • Be unemployed, or employed casually or part time (for those aged 17 – 19)
  • Be unemployed for 12 months or longer (for those aged 20-64)

To find out more, email training.participation@edumail.vic.gov.au.

To find your closest Reconnect provider and their contact details, check out the full list here.