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Support if You Have a Criminal History

Stable employment is crucial for ensuring a successful transition back to the community. It can also play an important part in the outcome of court proceedings. We operate a range of dedicated supports for assisting individuals in making a positive change.

How we can help

We understand that these are challenging times. So, we can pair you or a loved one with the right support across the various stages of the journey and deliver services without judgement. We can help you to achieve the following:

Case Management

One-on-one support to set goals and create steps for achieving them

Career Planning

Identify transferable skills and explore suitable employment options

Finding a Job

Find and keep a suitable job upon or before release

Building Skills

Complete dedicated training to gain a qualification in a growing industry

Networking

Network with employers supportive of those with a criminal history

Health and Wellbeing

Access counselling and referrals to community services

Work Ready, Release Ready

Work Ready Release Ready supports individuals in correctional services to build skills, confidence and the readiness to find a job while settling back into the community.

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Allied Health Services

We can support you in overcoming personal challenges and achieving your mental health goals. Our Allied Health Services include one-on-one counselling, group workshops and a dual servicing approach to care, with free appointments available to those registered with Workskil Australia.

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Pre-Employment Programs

Workskil Australia operates a diverse range of pre-employment programs that equip participants with the necessary skills and qualifications to work in specific industries. We currently operate the below pre-employment programs for those with a criminal history or who are currently within correctional services:

Road to Redemption

Road to Redemption supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a criminal history to build skills and gain employment within the construction industry. Participants can earn a Certificate II in Construction while building general employability and Mental Health First Aid skills.

Graduation takes place during an Industry Engagement Lunch, which is also an opportunity for participants to network with potential employers.

Out2Work

Out2Work is the first program of its kind. Individuals within South Australian prisons can participate and gain a Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure for employment within mining and construction. Participants have the opportunity to network with interested employers within correctional facilities and can be ready to start a job upon release.

To learn more about pre-employment programs contact your Employment Coach.

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