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Pathways to Independence & Employment

Our Pathways to Independence and Employment programs empower participants to pursue their life goals and career options in a vibrant and supportive environment.

We provide a range of accredited and pre-accredited programs for readiness and transition to employment that encourage greater independence, control and fulfilment. Our skilled and enthusiastic staff work together with participants and their support network to tailor a plan that best supports the participants journey – whether that is life long learning or employability. 

By building partnerships within the local community we provide avenues for volunteering and work placements that deliver a sense of contribution, achievement and belonging. We also offer social and recreational programs among the community that further foster a sense of team work, belonging and, of course, fun! Our Onemda campuses provide a social setting that also encourages social customs, group communication and friendships.

You can find out more about this program in our Pathways to Independence & Employment brochure.

Our Programs

Get ready for your future in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. The Pathways program runs daily from 9am to 3pm and offers a mix of on-ite learning and in-community experiences and opportunities including accredited and pre-accredited training courses. Here are just some of the activities you will enjoy:


  • STEPs to Employment Program
  • Certificate 1 courses in Transition Education and Work Education
  • Hospitality & commercial cooking
  • Horticulture
  • Embrace Cafe coffee trailer
  • Volunteering opportunities


  • Literacy & numeracy
  • Digital media & technology
  • People, culture & environment
  • Current affairs
  • Communication building


  • Indepencence skills & personal development
  • Shopping & cooking
  • Household budgeting & money management
  • Independent traval
  • Recreatonal activities & excursions


  • Painting & photography
  • Crafts & woodwork
  • Performing arts - music, band & theatre sports


  • Health & wellbeing
  • Fitness - gym, dance & sports
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Personal care & emotional wellbeing



Work Skill Programs: We offer a range of accredited and pre-accredited courses that actively connect participants with the community through volunteer opportunities and work placements.

Learning Programs: A suite of lifelong learning and educational programs that are constantly refreshed to remain engaging and relevant.

Independence and Wellbeing Programs: A range of programs designed to build independence, confidence and capability.

Social and Recreation Programs: Special interest programs to build interpersonal skills and ensure learning is also social and fun! 


The Pathways program is available at our Doncaster East, Templestowe Lower, Glenroy and Ringwood Campuses.

View our video campaign 'Inclusion begins with I' here 



Welcome to our Pathways to Independence & Employment programs 


Onemda is committed to the delivery of high quality care and safety of all vulnerable people we support and exercise zero tolerance to any form of abuse, neglect, discrimination and exploitation.