Employment Programs

Community Services

Cultura offers a range of programs and services that support job seekers from multicultural and other backgrounds, and for employers that are seeking a culturally diverse workforce. We provide bilingual support to program participants and ensure culturally supportive practices. We work closely with job seekers and employers to deliver a pre and post-employment service for the best employment outcomes.

Job Club

Every Wednesday 9:30 – 12:30 at the Cultura Community Hub

Our employment mentor and specialist volunteers aid with all job-related support. This includes resume and job application assistance, how to look for job vacancies, preparing for job interviews, workplace issues, and links to employers and labour hire firms. Bilingual support can be arranged on request and appointments with the employment mentor can also be made for other times.

Appointments are not necessary to attend Job Club but do help with planning.

To book an appointment for Job Club or with the employment mentor please call Cultura’s Northern Community Hub on 5260 6000

“Fatima had recently arrived in Australia and was wanting to begin work in the field she worked in in her home country. The CEC’s assisted Fatima to organize her documentation to be submitted to the Overseas Qualification Unit. Once Fatima’s degree was recognized, the CEC’S connected Fatima with the Skills and Jobs Centre to create a resume, as well as Deakin’s CREATE program, to create Industry to create Industry Connections. Now having the foundations to work in Australia, Fatima was referred to Cultura’s Job’s Victoria Employment Service who is now assisting her to apply for jobs


Reconnect provides participants with one-on-one mentoring to help them find a job or a training course that suits their strengths, interests and career aspirations. Mentors also work side-by-side with participants to address any other unmet needs such as housing, mental health, budgeting, or getting a licence. Support is provided for 18 months and is open to anyone living in Colac or Geelong.

To book an appointment with the Reconnect team please call Cultura’s Northern Community Hub on 5260 6000 or email [email protected] To contact our Colac program please call 0447 624 145 or email [email protected]

“Sylvie is delighted to find work in her dream job. When she started with Reconnect she desperately needed support to find a suitable course and enrol. Her Reconnect mentor gave her confidence to complete her training and connect her to a volunteer role. Sylvie loved the idea of being able to give back to her community after many years of setbacks and knockbacks. Through volunteering she was offered a paid position and pinches herself that she is now an employee in an area she loves. Sylvie credits the support from Reconnect to her success. “ I am so thankful. There is no way I could have done this without my Reconnect mentor. She has helped me through some very difficult times and has believed in me all the way.”

Employment Circles

Cultura provides support to professional and skilled job seekers through our occasional events known as Employment Circles. Topics provide specialist insights to overcome the difficulties of finding skilled work as a multicultural job seeker while connecting attendees to peers. This peer support has proven to be essential to addressing common experiences faced by unemployed skilled migrants. Job seekers on temporary visas are welcome.

For further information and discussion please get in touch with Manager Employment Services.

Employment Services for Employers

Cultura takes a creative, flexible approach to assisting employers with sustainable staffing solutions while building cooperative, resilient and culturally aware workplaces with high retention rates of workers. Global Minds provides cultural awareness training for businesses and organisations.

Employers can access supported and pre-screened applicants that are work ready and with a broad range of skills and experience. After placement, ongoing support may assist employers and employees to minimise miscommunication and misunderstanding. 

Employment Services work in consultation with employers, other community services and employment support services to provide advocacy and support for our local multicultural community.

Contact Manager Employment Services at Settlement and Community for further information and discussion.

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We are Cultura.

Cultura emerged as the vibrant new organisation from the merger of Diversitat and Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in 2022. 

ABN: 71 355 229 834

Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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