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NDIS - Finding and Keeping a Job & SLES

WCIG has been supporting individuals with a disability to find employment fo... More

WCNjobs expands - new contracts means new opportunities

In October 2017 Working Communities Network applied to expand the number of ... More

How SEE Helped Jayden Find his Spark

Jayden spent a year in the SEE Youth class, starting in February 2017. He wa... More

NDIS - Finding and Keeping a Job & SLES

6 Aug 2018 - The NDIS is fast approaching the West of Melbourne, set to commence on the 1st October 2018. What better time to talk about supports that are available and need to be discussed in a planning meeting.

WCIG has been supporting individuals with a disability to find employment for over 30 years through our Disability Employment Service (DES). The NDIS is committed to supporting participants in a way that facilitates their independence and skill building. WCIG is dedicated to the continued su...

WCNjobs expands - new contracts means new opportunities

18 Jun 2018 - WCIG is pleased to announce that as lead member of the WCNjobs consortium, we have expanded our operations from July 2018.

In October 2017 Working Communities Network applied to expand the number of people we could work with in our Disability Employment Services Program.

WCNjobs is a partnership between three trusted organisations in WCIG,

victoria@work - Successfully Launched!

2 Apr 2018 - WCIG welcomed various special guests and VIPs to the recent official launch of victoria@work.

The official launch was a joint event, covering both a celebration of the fantastic results that our current east@work and west@work programs have achieved over the past year, and also facilitated the unveiling a new, united approach with east and west operating under the new umbrella of victoria@work.


Premier's Gala Dinner - 'Proud to Belong'

21 Mar 2018 - Representatives from WCIG were pleased to attend the Premier's Gala Dinner, kicking off Cultural Diversity Week for 2018.

Some lucky representatives from various WCIG programs attended the Premier’s Gala Dinner on 17 March.

The main purpose of the dinner was to officially launch the 2018 Cultural Diversity Week festivities for Victoria. This year's theme, 'Proud to Belong', is a poigna...

It's Official! DARE to Get Disability Aware and Ready to Engage

8 Feb 2018 - On Tuesday 6 February, WCIG welcomed some very special guests to formally launch the DARE program.

At WCIG's Metro West office in Footscray, we were pleased to welcome guests from various community organisations, businesses and representatives from local government to formally launch our DARE to be DisABILITY Friendly program.

Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong, Cr Cuc Lam, and Sisay Dinku, Commissioner of the Vict...

WCIG's 9th Annual Board Scholarships with Special Guest Mr Wade Noonan

29 Nov 2017 - WCIG celebrates the successes of participants across all programs at its Ninth Annual WCIG Board Scholarships presentation.

On Thursday 23 November at the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club in Williamstown, WCIG celebrated the outstanding achievements of a special group of its program participants.

WCIG’s Board Chair, Mr Frank Carlus and CEO Mr Ron Miers were joined by special g...

WCIG Attends Official Launch of the BiGroup Initiative

20 Sep 2017 - WCIG was thrilled to be part of the official launch of the BiGroup initiative

WCIG was thrilled to be invited to official launch of the BiGroup initiative on 17 August 2017 by The Hon Tim Pallas at The Refectory in Werribee Park. It was great to see the Mayor of Wyndham, Councillor Henry Barlow, CEO of Wyndham City, Kelly Grigsby and the CEO of Ho...

Latest News: The First DARE to be DisABILITY Friendly Steering Committee Meeting

12 Sep 2017 - WCIG's new disability awareness education program DARE (Disability Aware & Ready to Engage) – to be DisABILITY Friendly.

The first DARE Steering Committee meeting was held on Monday 4 September at the WCIG Metro West Footscray office.

This meeting was attended by 11 amazing individuals who generously gave their time to make a valuable contribution to the d...

The Victorian Government Minister for Industry & Employment Visits Jobs Victoria west@work Program

20 Mar 2017 - WCIG was delighted to host Minister Wade Noonan on a short visit to WCIG’s Social Enterprise Group to meet with two west@work Jobs Victoria participants in Seddon on Friday 17 March 2017.

Minister Noonan was greeted by two west@work program participants who were recently successful in gaining employment at WCIG’s Cleanable social enterprise. These participants were also awarded Certificates of Appreciation by the Chair of WCIG’s Board, Frank Carlus, for being committed to their e...

WCIG's 8th Annual Board Scholarships - 2016

14 Nov 2016 - WCIG's annual Board Scholarships were again a massive success in 2016 with the eighth scholarship event hosted right by the water at the Williamstown Yacht Club on

12 Scholarships were awarded this year to deserving participants across all programs; including Disability Employment Services, Youth Services' Western Springboard program, Social Enterprise Group and WCIG Training Services.

The Board Scholarships reward the efforts of nominated participants who go above and b...

WCIG WINNER @ 2016 Wyndham Business Awards

29 Aug 2016 - WCIG was honoured to recieve the 2016 award for the not-for-profit category

The 22nd Annual Wyndham Business Awards were awash with outstanding nominees across 16 categories, including the Business of the Year Award.

Westgate Community Initiatives Group (WCIG) was nominated for the Not-for-Profit category, alongside Whitelion, an established organisation supporting at-risk youth. WCIG was th...