Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE)
Through the ACFE Board, the Victorian Government provides funding to community-based organisations, known as Learn Local organisations, to deliver education and training programs to a broad range of Victorians over compulsory school-leaving age – young people, older people, people with special needs, people from diverse cultural backgrounds – with a special focus on people who have had limited prior access to education.
Centrelink delivers a range of government payments and services for retirees, the unemployed, families, carers, parents, people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and provides services at times of major change.
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Consumer Affairs Victoria is a business unit of the Department of Justice & Regulation within the Victorian government. Their purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed businesses and consumers by helping them understand their rights, responsibilities and changes to the law.
Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)
DARU is a statewide service established to resource the disability advocacy sector in Victoria.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
The Victorian Government established DHHS, bringing together the former Department of Health, Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria. The department has been established to develop and deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians.
Department of Education and Training (DET)
The Department supports and provides a range of learning and development opportunities for Victorian children, young people and adults.
Disability Services Commissioner (DSC)
DSC works with people with a disability to resolve complaints about disability service providers, and they work with disability service providers to improve outcomes for people with a disability.
Gippsland Carers are a wholly voluntary association of family carers and supporters of people with dependent disabilities, handicap, mental illness or aged frailty in the Gippsland area.
Human Rights Commission
The Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament. They are an independent statutory organisation and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is for human rights for everyone, everywhere, everyday. Their mission is to lead the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.
Learn Local organisations are community-based organisations across Victoria offering a range of education and training programs designed to meet participants’ learning needs. Learn Local organisations deliver both pre-accredited and accredited training in a variety of learning topics.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner
The Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection was established by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) in September 2014. The Act is designed to protect all information held by the Victorian public sector, including the personal information of individuals. The Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection’s mission is to safeguard Victorians’ information and support information innovation.
The Victorian Ombudsman is an independent officer of the Victorian Parliament who investigates complaints about state government departments, most statutory authorities and local government. The Ombudsman is independent and impartial and provides a free service.
Reinforce is a self advocacy organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce provides training, resources, lobbies government, holds forums, and promotes socialising and networking. Reinforce is run almost entirely be volunteers.
Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)
SARU is a self advocacy group run by people with disabilities. It resources self advocacy groups across Victoria.
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with a Disability (VALiD)
VALiD is an advocacy group for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Victorian Skills Gateway
The Victorian Skills Gateway is a one-stop-shop of Victorian vocational education and training to help find the best option for participants. It has been developed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET).