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Northern Futures

Supporting ‘education-to-employment’ outcomes in the northern suburbs of Geelong.

The Northern Futures initiative is a social inclusion program delivering education, training and employment outcomes to the long-term unemployed residents of Geelong’s northern suburbs.

The program addresses areas of regional need by linking industries experiencing skills and/or labour shortages with vulnerable or disadvantaged residents keen to re-enter the job market.

For more information see Northern Futures Partnership

Fast Facts:

  • The program is delivered by Northern Futures and operates a ‘place-based’ delivery model, where most training is undertaken on-site at Norlane
  • It is founded on a partnership approach to linking jobseekers to jobs by providing local education and training opportunities in a supported environment.  There are nearly 40 local organisations supporting the initiative by way of work placements or direct employment
  • The program provides up to 12 months employment support for participants
  • Training courses delivered include:
    • Certificate I Employment Pathways
    • Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
    • Certificate II in Warehousing
    • Certificate III in Individual Support
    • Construction Skill-set (short course)
    • Certificate III in Health Service Assistance


Since 2015 nearly 200 people have completed a course and half have gone on to further training or secured employment.
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Preparing Geelong for the jobs of the future through education, employment and innovation

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

ABN: 27 241 053 246. | TOID: 3044 | CRICOS Provider No. 00011G | © Gordon Institute of TAFE 2014