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'Local jobs for local people' Booklet

The 'Local jobs for local people' handbook is designed to provide local government leaders with the practical knowledge needed to implement the Hume program model in their own communities.

The publication is relevant to federal and state government decision-makers, employers, employment and service providers, vocational training organisations and other organisations working to address unemployment and improve social cohesion. 

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Hume Jobs and Skills Taskforce

In April 2012, Council adopted the establishment of the Hume Jobs and Skills Taskforce (HJSTF), to provide strategic stewardship for planning whole of government and community support to improve employment opportunities for Hume residents and supporting businesses in Hume with the provision of an effective labour supply

Membership includes representation from the two Employment and Learning Committees, all tiers of government, industry, community, secondary and higher education providers..

Representative organisations include:

  • Hume City Council
  • Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Australian Government Department of Human Services
  • Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • McMahan Osborne Group
  • Brite Industries
  • Scalzo Food Industries
  • Nestle Australia
  • DPV Health
  • Bendigo Kangan Institute
  • RMIT
  • Victoria University
  • Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network
  • Hume Employment and Learning Committee
  • Mt Ridley College
  • Deakin University
  • Community Investment Committee
  • NORTH Link
  • Caravan Trade and Industries Association of Victoria
  • MAB 
  • Banksia Gardens Community Services
  • Melbourne Airport Corporation

For further enquiries contact:  9205 2200

Hume Employment and Learning Committee

Is a  formal committee in Hume bringing together employment and learning providers to support the the Hume community is to maximise employment and learning opportunities for Hume residents.  The Hume ELC is represented by jobactive providers, Disability Employment Services (DES) providers, Jobs Victoria Employment Network providers, Department of Human Services (DHS), Hume City Council, Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network and Local Training providers.

For further enquiries contact:  9205 2200.

Melbourne’s North Talent Community

MNjoblink.com.au is an online intersection of regional jobs, trending industries, the emerging gig economy & entrepreneurship.

The project is collaboration between Hume City Council, NORTH Link, and the following Councils;
City of Darebin, Moreland City Council, City of Whittlesea and Banyule City Council representing a population catchment of over 1 million people

Register or sign in today on:  MN Joblink  to receive full access of all the jobs and opportunities in Melbourne's  North

Additional features of MN Joblink are:
Knowledge Centre which includes jobseeker and employer resources.
Trending Industry information find out where the jobs growth is and is going to be.

You can also sign in or register on:
MN Oncall – to be connected to: to short term work requests and asset sharing opportunities.
MN Experience – to connect: to work experience opportunities including volunteering, structured work experience and placements.
MN Training Events – to find out about: professional development opportunities including workshops, seminars and short training courses in Melbourne's North.
MN Business Events – to find out about industry and business related events such as conferences and networking events to connect local businesses and expand the regions knowledge base.

Hume Community Revitalisation Projects

Jobs Victoria's $10.8 million Community Revitalisation Program offers local communities across metropolitan and regional Victoria support to develop new pathways to employment for people facing entrenched barriers to meaningful, ongoing work. Community Revitalisation is a placed-based approach that involves the community as active participants in co-defining issues and co-designing and delivering solutions. Community Revitalisation is currently running in Broadmeadows, Campbellfield and Meadow Heights in Melbourne's North.    

The following Community Revitalisation initiatives are currently underway in Melbourne's North;

Employment Readiness and Careers Counselling 
This is an intensive person-centered approach using the Employment Readiness Scale, targeted career development strategies and professional careers guidance to assess levels of work readiness and employability.

Passport  to Work  
Passport to Work aims to increase the level of productivity and emotional resilience of local jokseekers over a three to four month period so that they are ready to move into meaningful, ongoing work. The program is delivering a tailored program to 80 jobseekers selected by Council's Local Jobs for Local People team.

The Imagineering program is delivered through local schools and engages parents, students and their families with the possibilities of meaningful, ongoing work. Imagineering encourages an entrepreneurship style curriculum for all primary school aged children to help teach creative thinking and start developing resilience while building business skills.  

Stepping Stones to Economic Inclusion
A staged program of activities to develop small business and self employment capabilities for up to 30 recently arrived migrant and refugee women. This program specifically targets the barriers experienced by the growing number of humanitarian settlers in Hume, particularly women with family caring responsibilities. The program is tailored to recently arrived migrant and refugee women and aims to build on each participants strengths and experiences. The program offers a suite of culturally tailored workshops, mentoring and holistic support to develop participants business capability and improve their financial security and social connectedness. 

For more information about Community Revitalisation in Melbourne's North please contact 03 9205 2858 or 03 9205 2602.


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Updated : 12:25 PM, 22 July 2019

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