The team at our Skills and Jobs Centre can help you find your path through school, study, or into the workforce. We’re open for all, whether you’re exploring new career options, transitioning from school to work, looking to study, or just don’t know what’s next for you.

We can help you access a range of services assisting you to manage your career, your skill development and gain rewarding work.

We can help you with

  • Career guidance
  • Course advice
  • Free TAFE courses
  • University pathways
  • Transitioning from school to further study or into the workforce
  • Assistance with job application and interview skills
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship support and advice
  • Support with resume writing
  • Job search
  • Employment trends and skills shortages
  • Learn Local Training


Careers advisors are available at Hamilton and Portland one day a week and in Colac one day a month. With a well-qualified team of career and course advisers and an extensive list of industry contacts, we are here to help you on your path towards your future.

The Skills and Jobs Centre is a friendly
and welcoming place where
everyone has FREE access to
computers, printers and the internet.

Useful links and resources

PIVOT Navigator Tool
Map your skills and plan your future.

My Future
Complete a career quiz to discover your ideal job.

Jobs Pack handout
Helpful resume, cover letter and interview tips.

South West TAFE Courses
Look through courses currently on offer at SWTAFE.

Job search

Search for current job opportunities and apply online:

To view local job opportunities, visit our local jobs board

What they’re saying

I highly recommend the Skills and Jobs Centre. The staff provided me with support transitioning from VCE into the workforce. They went above and beyond assisting me to update my resume, complete job applications and provide interview skills. I wouldn't be where I am in the workforce without the help from the Skills and Jobs Centre.

AshaAge 18, Transitioning from VCE

After taking time to care for my young family, I thought I wanted to study. After a chat to the careers coach I realised I had an opportunity to return to my previous career of 15 years. Their career guidance in setting me up with a strong application gave me the confidence. I'm now working 28 hours a week and I'm really happy.

KristiReturning to the workforce

At 64 years of age, it was all very daunting. I was so thankful I could pick up the phone or call into the centre any time. I had been a dairy farmer with my husband for 20+ years and I'd never written myself a resume or cover letter. I had also never needed to apply for online checks or sit an interview. With the help of a careers coach, I now work in a role I'm passionate about.

MerleAge 64, career change

With my job of 20+ years made redundant I was fortunate to meet up with a careers coach from the Skills and Jobs Centre. I received great assurance, current advice and support to develop the tools required to gain further employment. And I did! Their support was invaluable for me.

Former Fonterra WorkerSupport after redundancy

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Come and visit us today

Phone 03 5564 8515
The Skills and Jobs Centre acknowledges the traditional owners of the land. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.