We are changing
In 2015, SkillsPlus & BRACE joined Community Solutions Group to develop a quality, diverse and committed community service group. This exciting opportunity brings together two like-minded organisations leveraging our strengths and shared values.
We have worked alongside each other for many years, providing support to job seekers, students and other services supporting the community.
Over this time, Community Solutions have aligned services and goals.
From 4 July Workforce Australia employment services (formerly known as jobactive) will be provided by Community Solutions. For Workforce Australia support please visit Community Solutions website or call 1300 621 499.
SkillsPlus will continue to offer disability employment services.
BRACE Education and Training will continue to support students in Victoria.
Education and training
We never underestimate the power of education and training as a pathway to employment and a better life. Our courses and programs will give you the essential skills you need to succeed. We have vocational training courses, youth education, English literacy training, employment training for mature age job seekers and support to start your own small business. We empower people through education and training. You + us = unlimited possibilities.
Disability employment services
Helping job seekers with a disability, injury or health condition to find the right job at the right place.
We live and work in the communities we're based in. So, we really know the employers, job roles available and the local health provider network.
Taking the time to get to know you, your support needs and to understand what you want is essential for us in developing your tailored employment support and individualised job plans.
Together, with our long-standing Employer Connections and Employment Support Skills and your hunger for a new job, we can guide you into the ideal role.
What people say about us
My name is Candice and I started working at SkillsPlus in 2013. I started on a traineeship doing my certificate IV in Employment Services. I have recently completed and obtained my certificate. Would just like to say a big thanks to the company. Because without them I wouldn't have completed it! All the hard work and dedication has paid off and i am so happy i completed it. Thanks to SkillsPlus!
Candice - SkillsPlus Employee
My name is Siyun Zeng, my preferred name is Lydia. I came to Ballarat from China over 4 years ago, where I worked as a bank clerk for 15 years. In July, I completed Certificate III in Aged Care and Home & Community Care at BRACE Education & Training (Ballarat). I really enjoyed the course at BRACE as I was always encouraged, helped and supported by my tutors, classmates and the staff. BRACE delivers this qualification in partnership with Ballarat Health Services (BHS). In October, I got a casual job at BHS as a Personal Care Worker. Through this experience, I can tell that I love what I have learned in the course and BRACE is really a good place to be trained and skilled. All I want to say is "Thank You" to all of you at BRACE.
Siyun Zeng - Past BRACE Student
SkillsPlus is my family. Everyone here has everyone’s back no matter what and that means everything to me. The place means more to me than I’ll ever be able to explain. Without SkillsPlus I wouldn’t be who I am today. I am leaving SkillsPlus with a year 12 pass and an incredible family.
Tegan - Youth Education Student