Case Studies

See the results achieved by other GROW participants.

Helping to shape future working opportunities

Name: TAFE Gippsland Where is your place of business? TAFE Gippsland operates across 10 major TAFE campuses throughout Gippsland. Tell us about your business: We are a major regional Victorian TAFE Institute; a provider of high quality vocational education and training. Why did you choose to be a part of GROW Gippsland? TAFE Gippsland recognises…

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“We believe it is important for our staff to reflect the community in which we work”

Name:Latrobe Valley Bus Lines PL. What is your place of business? Latrobe Valley: Depots located in Traralgon, Morwell and Moe. Tell us about your business:An innovative company that delivers safe, professional and reliable public, school bus, V/line and private transport across Gippsland. Why did you choose to be a part of GROW Gippsland? We are…

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“I love Gippsland and I love helping local businesses and individuals to be the best they can be!”

Name: Wombarra Consulting What is your place of business? Home-based in Warragul – or often found popping in to a local café to beaver away, fuel their economy and promote beautiful Gippsland venues. Tell us about your business: Business Consultancy providing Leadership & Business Coaching, Organisational Cultural reform activities and Business Effectiveness support. Why did…

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A case for diversity

A genuine commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion has recently led to new employment opportunities at Gippsland Water, for locals with disabilities.  The establishment of a partnership with local disability job provider Work Solutions Gippsland (WSG) was a catalyst for jobseeker Haydn in securing contact employment, following the 2018 Job Shadow Day initiative, which provides…

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The power of 3!

Three GROW Gippsland Compact Signatories; Latrobe Valley Authority, Ladder and Latrobe City Council provided Lesley with a traineeship over the past 12 months, resulting in her gaining employment. This initiative provides workplace experience and helps young people achieve their job goals. GROW Gippsland encourages the employment of Gippsland community members from key demographics, including young…

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Small changes, make a big difference.

AGL Energy have engaged local business, Ausworkwear & Safety, to provide their PPE Australia wide. GROW Gippsland is constantly inspired and encouraged by Gippsland businesses working together to improve the region.

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Make the connection with Gippsland Business Connect

This online platform boasts 800 business profiles and 1,500 users across the Gippsland region, sharing expert knowledge, key events and procurement opportunities. Discover the network endeavouring to boost the local economy through strong relationships and promotion of the fantastic businesses in Gippsland.

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“A position for me to shine”

Employing inclusively brings benefits not only to the individual being employed, such as new found confidence but also to the organisation through understanding barriers to employment for Gippsland residents and learning the necessity of being culturally aware. Hear from Jayda Green, a participant in the Aboriginal traineeship program at Central Gippsland Health and Sue Askew,…

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“To keep our community thriving, it is the responsibility of businesses to grow the local economy”

What is your place of business? We have 12 practices across Gippsland and another 10 across Melbourne known as PhysioChoice as well as PilatesChoice outlets across Gippsland. Tell us about your business: Providing physiotherapy services to Gippsland for 25 years, including physiotherapy, corporate health and clinical pilates. Why did you choose to be a part…

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“Go above and beyond” in your social enterprise journey

Sam Sondhi, CEO of Outlook Victoria shares his tips on how to win government and corporate contracts as a social enterprise. Being honest and engaging early with stakeholders ensures the best outcome = a happy client being a repeat client.

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“After moving my family to South Gippsland our company has advanced in ways I never thought possible”

Tell us about your business- We are manufactures, distributors and installers of uniquely designed/innovative Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (T.G.S.I.’s) and stair nosings. Why did you choose to be a part of GROW Gippsland?We designed and manufactured in Gippsland a world first self-cleaning, hard wearing large format Tactile of which we are very proud. What are…

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GROW Gippsland - Side View Red Latrobe Valley Bus


Creating jobs and regional growth Latrobe Valley Bus Lines provide public transport services across Latrobe Valley and Gippsland from Trafalgar to Sale, and prides themselves as being a leading company for employment and growth in the region. The company sees the GROW Gippsland program as a great opportunity to identify strengths and opportunities for growth…

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Central Gippsland Health Service


Supporting Aboriginal employment through healthcare traineeships Central Gippsland Health Service is dedicated to Aboriginal employment, work which is guided by their Aboriginal Employment Plan. The Service has run a traineeship program since 2013 which introduces Aboriginal employees to a career in public health. As part of this work, the Service has also developed strong relationships with…

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GROW Gisspland - Regional Hospital Emergency Department


Using local purchasing to create jobs for people with a disability As participants in the GROW program and a major purchaser in the Gippsland region, Latrobe Regional Hospital reviewed their purchase of goods and services to identify areas where they can have greater influence on benefiting local people, particularly those who experience barriers to employment.…

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GROW Gippsland - Latrobe Valley Train Line


Supporting local jobs by buying local Rail Projects Victoria are working with the GROW Gippsland to maximise the impact of the $600 million Gippsland Line Upgrade project on local businesses, and supporting the use of local skills and inclusive employment. The first of the contracts as part of the Upgrade – for the cadastral surveying…

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