We provide a wide range of early education and care services and community services in the ACT and Capital region. We pride ourselves on the positive contribution we make to the lives of members of our community. At Communities@Work, people are at the heart of everything we do. We go above and beyond in delivering high-quality services that support positive educational outcomes, assist in alleviating hardship, enhance quality of life, and lead to positive social change.
Communities@Work is a public company limited by guarantee and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We employ over 600 employees, engage 90 self-employed Family Day Care and In-Home Care educators and harness the passionate commitment of more than 100 volunteers to help us carry out our mission of enriching the lives of people in our community in life-changing ways.
As a people-focused organisation, Communities@Work is committed to creating a sustainable future for the Canberra community. Our surplus-for-purpose philosophy enables us to invest every dollar we earn right back into the Canberra community, including the provision of much-needed essential support such as food, clothing and accommodation assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.
We operate across six program areas delivering high-quality services across Canberra and the ACT region.
Our highly skilled and qualified educators deliver high-quality education and care services at our Early Education and Care (Child Care) Centres, Out of School Hours Care (before and after school care) services, School Holiday Programs. We also support self-employed Family Day Care and In-Home Care educators.Read more
Seniors and Disability Services
In an environment characterised by trust and respect, we deliver community support to seniors and people living with a disability to enhance independence, social inclusion and well-being. We provide support with life skills, as well as social and recreational opportunities.Read more
Support Services (for people experiencing hardship)
We provide essential community support services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community. We offer food, accommodation and clothing assistance, as well as crisis support for those in immediate need experiencing hardship.Read more
Qualifications and Professional learning
Our registered training organisation (RTO 88148) - The Centre of Professional Learning and Education (CPLE) - specialises in delivering nationally recognised qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care and Business Administration, as well as professional development training and workshops.Read more
The Galilee School
Our registered, independent special assistance school is designed specifically for disengaged young people who are yet to succeed in mainstream schooling environments. We support positive learning outcomes for at-risk and vulnerable young people in years 7-12.Read more
Our Community Development program draws people together and encourages them to make longer-term meaningful connections with their communities. We empower people to utilise their existing assets and skills to help build the community they want to live in.Read more
Communities@Work has adopted the following policies to establish a clear and concise message to all Communities@Work employees, clients, volunteers, and members of the Canberra community: