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Are you aged 15 to 24 and living in Victoria?


On leaving school there are many paths to take – further study, travel, learning a trade or getting a job.

There are times when you need help and support to get you on track and heading in the right direction.

If you live in Victoria and are aged 15 to 24, and are finding it difficult to get a foot in an employer’s door then consider our Jobs Victoria program as your first step to understanding where you want to go and how to get there.

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How our YConnect Jobs Victoria program can help you

From the moment you connect with us, we take the time to understand what you want from life and what help you need.

  • We work with you so the help we provide is unique to you and flexible to your needs.
  • We help you to develop broad skills to give you more chance of finding work and skills that are specific to the job you want.
  • We know lots of employers and we know what they are looking for in an employee.
  • We’ll speak to employers on your behalf and present your skills and experiences to increase your chances of employment.
  • We can provide extra support or connect you with people who can help.
  • We’ve been doing this a long time so we can connect you with the right programs and training for you.
  • We’re with you every step of the way and once you are in a job, we are there to help you keep it.

Take the first step on your journey today

YConnect Participant Query

Are you aged 15 - 24?
CVGT is a registered Jobs Victoria partner.
Helping Victoria get back to work.

For Employers

Are you looking for an easy, cost-free way to find staff?
We make it easy for you to find the right employees. Through our Y Connect program for young people, we provide a free tailored training and recruitment service for your business.

There is no cost and no risk to your business and you may be eligible for a financial incentive. We’ll help you to find out and show you how to apply.

We can make a real difference to your business by ensuring the people you employ meet your needs and are a benefit to your business. Learn more about how CVGT helps employers.

  • We work with you to understand your employment needs.
  • We train our candidates so they understand what is expected of them to successfully work for you.
  • We connect you with job-ready young people who are eager to work.
  • We provide post-employment support to you and your employees.

What is our YConnect Jobs Victoria program?

CVGT Australia is a Jobs Victoria Partner. Our YConnect program, supported by Jobs Victoria, is about helping young people, like you, discover what you want from a job. It’s a voluntary, no-obligation, free jobs program that is designed to connect you with employment.

With our support, you will learn valuable skills, link up with support services, if needed, and gain sustainable work that meets your individual needs and aspirations. Yes, it’s all free.

So, how does it happen?

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#1: Connect with CVGT

Connect with us and receive the help you need to discover and secure the right job for you.

It’s a simple process. All you need to do is phone, email or go online to chat with us. From the moment you connect with us, we will listen and take the time to understand what you want from life and what help you need.

There are no costs or obligations involved in our program.

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#2: Training and Skills

Take part in workshops, skills and interview training, plus one-on-one mentoring.

After meeting in person we work together to ensure the help you receive is unique to you and flexible to your needs. This helps us – and you – identify your strengths and skills.

We can also talk about extra support you might need, such as mental health, housing and more; and connect you with those services.

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#3: Employment

Meet employers and find the best job, apprenticeship or traineeship for you.

When you are feeling more confident, we then speak to employers on your behalf and present your strengths, skills and experiences.

When you are ready to meet those employers – yes, we know plenty and understand what they are looking for in an employee – we’ll set up an interview. As your support team, you’ll be in good hands and ready to achieve job success.

Who will benefit from our YConnect Jobs Victoria program?

Any Victorian resident aged 15 to 24, who:

  • Has left school, is unemployed and struggling to find work.
  • Wants to leave school and is worried about finding work.
  • Has no formal skills, qualifications or experience.
  • Might be living with disability, mental health issues or trauma.
  • Is a refugee or an asylum seeker and English isn’t your first language.
  • Might be involved in the justice system or experiencing family violence.

Wherever you are in life and whatever your experience, we can help you identify your strengths, develop your skills and grow your confidence.

We also work with a range of partner organisations to ensure our clients have the help and support they need. Our partners are community organisations that provide health, social, housing and economic services.

Our work with our partners is a vital aspect of our support for our clients to find sustainable employment.

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If you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
– Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Who is CVGT Australia?

CVGT Australia is a for-purpose charitable organisation that has been helping young people to secure and keep jobs for almost 40 years. In delivering our Jobs Victoria program we are drawing on our vast experience with similar programs to engage and motivate young people into long-term employment. These programs include:

We have 128 locations across three states – Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales – and last year we helped 6,446 people find a job. Our purpose is to connect more people to meaningful work. By doing this we create positive change, economic prosperity and improved wellbeing for all.

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