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Jobs Program

Access Guides offers a limited number of jobs and other supports for young people who have completed school.  

There is no cost to the program.

Latest news as of 2021 - we have added new locations at Bendigo and Wyndham.  Please contact us for details!


Up to three years in duration, the Jobs Program combines structured training with paid employment. Opportunities include:


  • guiding walks or drives

  • preparing small to large scale picnic events

  • barista / front-of-house cafe

  • commercial catering and kitchen operations

  • gardening and landscaping

  • car detailing

  • outdoor power equipment service & repair

  • conservation projects 

  • citizen science projects

  • horse care and disability horse riding guidance

  • production nursery / horticulture


Program Schedule:

Jobs Program participants spend 3 days per week in the program. 

This involves 2 days training each week and 1 day employment each week. 

The training component of the program runs throughout the year.

Work and placement schedules typically follow school terms.

Employment and Financial Assistance:

Roles in tourism and hospitality are directly employed with Access Guides under the Award MA000080

or the Award MA000009 (up to $25.08 per hour plus super).

Those wishing to pursue roles with Access Guides partners may seek financial and other supports.

Training Locations:


Cloverdale Community Centre, 167 Purnell Road, Corio

Vines Road Community Centre, 37 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights



Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood Street, Ballarat Central


contact us for details


contact us for details


Work locations:

Geelong: Eastern Park Precinct | Rosewall Community Cafe | Partner Locations

Ballarat: Lake Wendouree Tourist Precinct | Botanic Gardens | Partner Locations

Bendigo: Partner Locations

Wyndham:  High Class Cafe, Manor Lakes | ACAH Production Nursery, Werribee Sth

Partner Locations:

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 410 Surf Coast Hwy, Grovedale

Starstruck Stables Equestrian, 420 Wallington Rd, Wallington

Rosewall Community Cafe, 36 Sharland Rd, Corio

National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St, Geelong

Ballarat Tramways Museum, Western Shores Lake Wendouree

Ballarat Foto Biennale, CBD Ballarat

Cloverdale Outdoor Power Equipment, 2 Backwell St, North Geelong

High Class Cafe, 86 Manor Lakes Blvd, Manor Lakes

ACAH Production Nursery, 25 Whites Rd, Werribee South

Bellarine Living & Learning Centre, 20 Worden Crt, Whittington

Key Dates:

Wyndham and Bendigo Jobs Program applications are now open for October / November 2021.  

Next Step:

Interested applicants and their families are encouraged to submit an application or contact us for more information.  We are happy to answer your questions over the phone or arrange a consultation. 

School information sessions are available at no charge.

Call (03) 5261 4172

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