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Employment has been impacted in a variety of ways in the current COVID-19 environment, but an award-winning Gippsland training provider has seized the opportunity to lead the way with an innovative new online portal to ready job seekers for roles and opportunities post pandemic.

Employability Skills Training (EST) plays a vital role in preparing job seekers for the workplace through interactive learning experiences based around real work settings, and exposure to various work environments.

Gippsland-based training provider FGM Consultants anticipated the disruption COVID-19 would cause, and quickly swung into action to migrate their EST, part of the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment Youth Jobs PaTH program, into a digital platform.


Please have a read of Media Release; 20200423_MEDIA RELEASE_Innovative Gippsland Online Portal leads the way

FGM was recently featured in the Warragul and Drouin Gazette Newspaper, Tuesday the 28th of April, 2020. Please read the full story on link below; 

Online Portal to ready job seekers: Gazette

February 2020

Excitement here at FGM launching our NEW On – Line Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver our EST PaTH Programs. The completely paperless LMS uses simple plug in like Zoom and Big Blue Button to allow our facilitator to engage fully with each group and still retain the ability for one on one interaction. Our clients can now complete their EST PaTH courses completely online Safely from their home.

We are doing our best to keep our participants engaged as much as possible during this difficult time and will have many upcoming courses starting very soon.

Please visit our YouTube upload for more information. Stay safe everyone 😃 




Each year, the prestigious Victorian Training Awards (VTA) recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Vocational Education and Training students, teachers, training providers and employers.

The Awards celebrate excellence in the training and TAFE system, highlight student achievements and the organisations that train them. It’s the event of the year showcase for innovation and collaboration between industry and training providers – continuing to put Victoria’s top achievers in the spotlight.

Through Skills First, the Victorian Government is delivering a trusted training and TAFE system that delivers real training for real jobs. The Awards foster confidence and pride in vocational education and training.

FGM Consultants was a proud Finalist for this year’s Small Training Provider of the Year.

Congratulations to the team at FGM!


JVEN Program – A life-changing journey from Jobseeker to Business Owner

For many years Tracee was unable to work due to her epilepsy. Once she was ready to join the workforce, she lacked confidence and found it very difficult to get a foot in the door.

After six months of job-hunting Tracee registered with Jobs Victoria Partner FGM Consultants, based in Dandenong. Tracee was keen to work as a cook or kitchen hand. FGM Consultants and Jobs Victoria supported her to get job-ready by coordinating food handling certificates, training her in interview skills and providing her with clothes and fuel vouchers for interviews.

Very soon Tracee was supported into a role in the staff canteen at the Australian Meat Group (AMG) in Dandenong North. AMG employs around 500 people and the canteen is a busy independent business that provides great quality meals to the AMG staff from 5am each day.

Tracee started as a casual and proved herself indispensable very quickly. A year later she was given an incredible opportunity: to purchase the business herself. Tracee and her husband now own and run T & J’s Canteen. Tracee’s journey from long-term unemployment to independent business owner is truly inspirational.

“I always thought I would never get a job. Who would employ me?” says Tracee.

“Jobs Victoria helped me to see that I could work in the workforce.”

“You can do whatever you want to do in life, you’ve just got to make it happen.”




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