Where it started

Workskil Australia was established in South Australia in 1982, initially trading as Marion Community Youth Support Scheme. In late 1989, with the integration of labour market and training programs, the organisation was reincorporated as Workskil Inc. In 2011, the organisation was renamed Workskil Australia to reflect our ultimate goal of providing services nationally.

Since our humble beginnings, Workskil Australia has become a major provider of employment and community services, participating in many labour market initiatives. In March 1998, Workskil Australia commenced as a Job Network (now Workforce Australia) provider. In the same year, Workskil Australia also commenced as a provider of the Job Pathways Program and in 1999 commenced Work for the Dole.

Significant growth

In 2002 Workskil Australia also began providing programmes as a Community Work Coordinator organisation, and as a provider of the Personal Support Program. In 2006 the Job Pathways Program was replaced by the new Youth Pathways contract, and Workskil Australia was successful in becoming a provider of this new service. In the same year, Workskil Australia commenced as a provider of the Job Placement, Employment and Training program. 2009 saw Workskil Australia expand its Job Services Australia offerings in both South Australia and Victoria.

National footprint

In 2015 Workskil Australia successfully expanded its employment services once again, assisting even more job seekers and employers in New South Wales as well as maintaining a strong presence in South Australia and Victoria. In March 2018, expanded again, opening 14 offices across metropolitan Perth and Geraldton to help job seekers through jobactive (now Workforce Australia).

Today, Workskil Australia has further expanded to provide a multitude of support across employment, youth, community and Indigenous services. We are still active participants in federal, state and local government initiatives. Our talented team of over 600 staff work across four states. Most importantly, our aim is the same as it has always been - we’re here to help, however we can.