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Special announcement: Karingal expands employment services by acquiring ESH Group

Karingal's newly appointed Board Chair Dr Irene Irvine, today announced the acquisition of Employment Services Holdings (ESH) Group, following successful negotiations and the completion of an extensive due diligence process.

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Karingal St Laurence transition moves forward

Since the announcement of the merger of Karingal and St Laurence in August this year, both organisations have been working together on transitioning across to a single organisation - Karingal St Laurence (KSL).

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Nominate to celebrate people with a disability

Nominations for the third annual 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability are now open, with submissions being sought to recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of people with a disability living in the Geelong area.

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Karingal Training ask R U OK?

As part of R U OK? Day on 8 September, Karingal Training staff, volunteers and students took a stroll down their local streets, handing out flowers and encouraging people to consider their mental health and the mental health of others by asking "R U OK?"  

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Standing up to bullying

Taking a stand against bullying was the talking point at Karingal Training's Werribee office after a visit from Brodie's Law founders Damien and Rae Panlock on Tuesday 6 September.

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Melbourne business supports transformed job seeker

Melbourne's Justin Andrews has put his troubled past behind him after reconnecting with employment with help from MatchWorks and Karingal Training.

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Young Werribee artist set to shine

Talented artist Penny Keomanivong's confidence has grown and she has rediscovered her passion since starting at Karingal Training in Werribee.  

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Register now for Karingal's Hundred Hole Hike

If challenging yourself to six rounds of golf over 15 hours while raising money for a great cause takes your fancy, then it is time to sign up for the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) 2017.

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Karingal and St Laurence merge to form a stronger local voice

Karingal will merge with another leading Geelong-based community service organisation St Laurence following an announcement last Friday August 5.

The announcement came after a vote by members of both organisations late last week, with the new entity to be known as Karingal St Laurence.  The two organisations will now spend time working towards transitioning their businesses into a single entity.  Until this process is completed, Karingal and St Laurence will continue to operate as separate organisations.

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Community Services - Job Ready Qualifications
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Community Services Work
These courses give people the opportunity to combine a passion for care and community services with a rewarding career in a growing field. Learn More
Aged Care
For those aiming to commence a career or update the skills required to work in community and/or residential settings, supporting people to maintain their independence and quality of life. Learn More
These qualifications prepare carers for a rewarding career and provide the knowledge, understanding and confidence to deliver support to a range of people in their homes or in a range of support programs. Learn More
Mental Health
This course is for people interested in applying their knowledge and life skills to supporting people taking steps towards recovery from a wide range of conditions. Learn More
Karingal Training Course Guide

The Karingal Training Course Guide is now available online. 

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General Education and Work Ready Courses
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Karingal through its division MatchWorks supports over 27,000 job seekers every year. Learn More
General Education
Karingal Training understands that for some people, learning in just a classroom doesn’t work. Learn More
Short Courses
At Karingal Training we provide targeted accredited and non-accredited training though short courses designed to improve your current workplace skills or help you become job ready. Learn More
Employment Pathways and Foundations Skills
Karingal Training is proud of its professional trainers and the high quality of its programs. Learn More
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